Give The Flavoursome Gift of Gin
Discover Bombay Sapphire Gift Pack in duty free
It’s thought that two out of three shoppers give gin as a gift. It’s not hard to see why. After a period of lacklustre sales a few years ago, gin has seen a huge resurgence in popularity, and it’s now considered once again to be a sophisticated and refined tipple.
From gin menus and bars, to gin parties and mounting at-home collections, the drink is once again at the top of everyone’s shopping list. This is why this year’s Bombay Sapphire Gift Pack has to be the ultimate Christmas gift for a loved-one – or for yourself! Its timeless flavour is only possible thanks to the 12 botanicals that go into making every bottle. The botanicals – including liquorice, angelica root, cassia bark, coriander and, of course, juniper berries – are suspended above the gin in copper baskets during the distillation process, allowing their uniquely identifiable flavours to penetrate the liquid and flavour every mouthful.
The Ultimate Gift For Gin Lovers
Discover the Bombay Sapphire Gift Pack in duty free when you’re next at the airport and waiting to board your flight. The traditional Bombay Sapphire gin recipe we all know and love is looking fancy for Christmas. This season, it’s housed in a beautifully vibrant collectors’ tin that features intricate, laser-cut detail. The container is almost a work of art in itself – and that’s before you’ve even opened the bottle. Why wait until Christmas? Give the gift of gin now!
Up your hosting game for the coming festive party season with these delicious and memorable Bombay Sapphire cocktail recipes. Start practising now (like we need an excuse!) and you’ll have your cocktail-making skills nailed down in plenty of time for your first Christmas bash of the season.
Bombay Sapphire Martini Cocktail
60ml Bombay Sapphire 20ml dry vermouth Lemon zest
Step 1: Chill your cocktail shaker in the freezer well in advance to ensure it’s sufficiently frosty.
Step 2: Fill it to the rim with ice, top off with water and stir to bring the temperature of the mixer down further.
Step 3: Strain away the excess liquid but retain the ice.
Step 4: Pour over the Bombay Sapphire and dry vermouth, and stir everything together.
Step 5: Pop your lemon zest into a frozen martini glass.
Step 6: Strain the liquid from your mixer into the glass.
Step 7: Enjoy!
Spiced Apple Tea
225ml water 4½ tsp honey
50ml unfiltered/cloudy apple juice 3 whole, thin apple slices 1 cinnamon stick 2 cloves 2 cardamom pods (broken) ½ vanilla pod 1 black teabag
100ml Bombay Sapphire 40ml Martini Bianco 20ml fresh lemon juice Orange peel Freshly grated nutmeg
Step 1: Add the water, honey, apple juice, apple slices and spices to your saucepan, and gently bring the mixture to a gentle boil.
Step 2: Remove the liquid from the heat and add the black teabag to it.
Step 3: Allow the teabag three or four minutes to steep, then strain away the bag, spices and apple slices. Be sure to retain the apple segments as they’ll make a lovely garnish. Step 4: Add the Bombay Sapphire, Martini Bianco and fresh lemon juice to the cooling mixture before returning the pan to the heat and gently warming through for 30 seconds or so. Step 5: Strain the liquid into hearty mugs and garnish with the apple slices plus orange peel and a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg.
25ml Star of Bombay 15ml sugar syrup 15ml fresh lemon juice 50ml Prosecco or Champagne Star anise to garnish
Step 1: Chill a Champagne flute in the freezer before mixing. Step 2: Add all the ingredients (minus the Champagne) to a shaker, and shake to combine.
Step 3: Pour the chilled bubbly into your now-chilled Champagne flute and top off with the cocktail mix from your shaker.
Step 4: Garnish your cocktail with a single piece of star anise.