Spirits & Cocktails

Lifted spirits: drinks giant Diageo revealed that its net sales increased by 5.8% in the second half of 2018

‘Gin boom’ continues to drive growth for Diageo

By Stuart Stone

Spirits maker Diageo, which owns brands Smirnoff, Guinness and Johnnie Walker, has revealed that continued growth in gin sales helped the drinks mogul achieve a 5.8% net sales increase in the second half of 2018.

Alcohol-free: here's how to make a non-alcoholic G&T

In association with Ceder’s

How to make an alcohol-free gin and tonic

By Nicholas Robinson

For those not wanting to compromise on taste, but not yet ready to get back into the saddle of alcohol, a CEDER’S Stinger may be the ideal solution.

Rising up: this year saw 66m more bottles of gin sold in the UK – a 41% increase on the previous year

Gin sales ‘almost double’ in two years

By Nikkie Sutton

Sales of gin in the UK have reached another record-breaking high boosted by this summer’s heatwave, World Cup fever and by Millennials discovering their love for pink and flavoured gins, new research has revealed.

 Just the tonic: finding the right mix is key to making a great drink

Finding the right solution to demand for great mixers

By Nicholas Robinson

When you add a tonic or soft drink to a spirit, the majority of the beverage is now the mixer so it makes sense to use the best that is available. It’s been a good year for mixers and there is no end to the innovation taking place.