The Perfect Christmas Gift for Country Lovers

We all know somebody who’s difficult to buy for at Christmas – whether it’s the aunt who is very particular about everything, or the cousin whose only interests seem to be rugby, course fishing and shooting – there is always somebody who is a real problem when it comes to gifts.

Well this year your problems are over, because Urban and Wild has a solution for every tricky gifting situation:

Glorious gin for country-loving friends

Game Bird Gin Red Shotgun Cartridge Cases

One of the greatest things about living a country life is that you get to see the raw materials that go into making all good things: from a fine day’s shooting, to a well-seasoned woodpile, to a crisp winter walk or … a delicious gin. Our Game Bird Gin is a botanical – that means it’s been carefully infused with citrus and rosemary to create a satisfying and subtle flavour. Our small batches – just 100 bottles at a time – are carefully supervised and lovingly packaged to be exceptional in taste and appearance and each 40% proof, 70 cl bottle is elegantly presented in a shotgun cartridge case gift box – not only the perfect gift, but the ideal grace note for any country lover at Christmas.

Classic sloe gin for those who enjoy a traditional Christmas

Our Game Bird Sloe Gin, is produced in similarly small quantities to our Game Bird Gin, which means that we oversee the infusion of our premium gin with sloes to create a complex, resonant traditional sloe gin – a British staple since the 18th Century. At 26% proof, each 70 cl bottle arrives in a presentation shotgun cartridge case gift box. And if you’re looking for a really traditional cocktail recipe to bring out the best of our Game Bird Sloe gin, we can’t think of anything better than the Charlie Chaplin – invented at New York’s Waldorf Astoria for the comedian it’s named after, back in 1920:

Charlie Chaplin

35ml Game Bird Sloe gin
25ml lime juice
20ml apricot brandy
5ml sugar syrup (or agave syrup for a modern twist)

Method – Put all ingredients in an ice-packed shaker and shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a chilled glass. Decorate with a twist of lime

Gin Hamper for the person who has everything

Dealing with somebody who has everything is tough, but the Double Game Bird Gin gift hamper is the perfect solution. With two bottles of wonderful gin: the Game Bird Botanical gin in a red gift box and the Game Bird Sloe gin in a green one, two Fever Tree tonic waters, presented in an endlessly useful wicker hamper, this is the ideal gift for those who enjoy a great drink with good companions. We’ve even curated a special recipe to help you enjoy our gins at their finest.

Game bird sloe gin cocktail being servedCranberry and Sloe Gin Martini

50ml Game Bird Botanical gin
20 ml Game Bird Sloe gin
20 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon cranberry jelly

Method – Put all ingredients in an ice-packed shaker and shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a chilled glass. Decorate with a twist of lemon peel and a couple of juniper berries.

So relax, put your feet up and pour yourself a drink – Urban and Wild has your Christmas shopping sorted!

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