Two Edinburgh favourites have come together to offer an indulgent home delivery service - and it's ideal for summer.

To celebrate the launch of its new Gooseberry and Elderflower gin, Edinburgh Gin has partnered with one of the Edinburgh’s best-loved bakeries, Mimi’s Bakehouse, to offer an afternoon tea delivery service.

From Friday 26th June for four weekends, residents of Glasgow and Edinburgh will be able to order an exclusive afternoon G&Tea from Mimi’s Bakehouse, which includes a 70cl bottle of the latest addition to Edinburgh Gin’s flavoured range.

What’s included?

The “Mimi’s Bakehouse x Edinburgh Gin Afternoon G&Tea” contains six mini traybakes, two mini elderflower cupcakes and two, freshly baked, plain scones, with Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream – plus homemade gooseberry jam, giving a zesty kick to the spread.

The tea is complete with a bottle of Edinburgh Gin’s Gooseberry and Elderflower gin.

Bottled at 40% ABV, the new gin expression has flavours of tart gooseberries and sweet elderflower, giving it a subtly tangy taste, with a delicate, honeyed finish.

The Edinburgh Gin team suggest pairing it with a light tonic and garnished with fresh mint or used as a base for cocktails.

Neil Boyd, UK managing director of Ian Macleod Distillers, said: “Edinburgh Gin is delighted to be collaborating with another Edinburgh great, Mimi’s Bakehouse, to give people an afternoon cream tea experience unlike any other.

“The great British summer is a time for warm afternoons spent with friends, in the park or in our gardens and this partnership is sure to make that experience feel extra special.

“Our Gooseberry and Elderflower gin is the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon cream tea – refreshingly zesty, yet sweet, and perfect in an ice-cold G&T.”

Michelle Phillips, owner of Mimi’s Bakehouse, said: “We are delighted to partner with Edinburgh Gin, another well-loved company with origins in Edinburgh, to bring people a delicious and memorable experience.

“We have had a lot of fun developing bespoke baking to pair with Edinburgh Gin’s latest offering – including elderflower cupcakes and homemade gooseberry jam.”

How to order

The “Mimi’s Bakehouse x Edinburgh Gin Afternoon G&Tea” is priced at £50, including delivery, and is available to order via the Mimi’s website.

Orders open 12pm Friday 26th June for delivery on Friday 3rd July and delivery is available in Edinburgh to EH1 – EH22 and in Glasgow to G1 – G53

To toast the special partnership, and the official start of summer, Edinburgh Gin will also be giving two copa glasses to the first 100 orders of their Afternoon G&Tea.

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Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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