Gin is the perfect versatile and social drink for experimenting with tastes and mixers, especially during the festive season. So many flavours and garnishes beyond the basic tonic lend themselves to creating all kinds of delicious blends. Here are just a few of our favourite craft gin mixers for you try whether you’re in the party mood, or planning a quiet night in with friends.
A little about Redh
The beautiful Edwardian Post Office building in West Street, Haslemere is the official hub of Redh (Real English Drinks House). The building has been transformed to feature a bar/cafe, shop and (as an added bonus) the new and upgraded Post Office counter!
We have just launched our new exciting upstairs bar which is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, from 7pm-11pm. The downstairs bar requires a little more work so please bear with us while we finish that area.
Once the final stage of our transformation is completed in the next few weeks, there will be a selection of simple yet delicious platters available, as well as many more locally produced dishes.
We want to bring a slightly edgy vibe to the town too, which is why we’re aiming to stay on trend with the building décor and style. Think natural and raw, yet contemporary.
As a brand, Redh will be working extremely hard to keep our eco-footprint to a minimum, reducing food miles, cutting back on the use of plastics and recycling/upcycling wherever we can.
Don’t forget we will be welcoming our furry doggy friends (as well as their owners!) seven days a week, all day every day, until closing time.
The Redh team are really looking forward to welcoming you to our new home. Come and browse, sip on something new, maybe even buy a stamp - but most importantly, have a drink with us!
This is a super-hoppy, dense and intense, tootie-fruity, mouth-watering New England IPA. It's vegan-friendly too!
This beauty is an authentic German Pils brewed in the South Downs National Park. It is a light golden, brilliantly clear beer with a creamy, long-lasting white head. The malt character is crisp and bitter, with distinctive spicy noble hops giving a dry to medium-dry refreshing finish.
A craft keg New England IPA. Deliberately cloudy with a vast hop infusion for aroma but subtle bitterness. vegan.
Brewed cool with Czech Saaz hops and matured sub zero for weeks to create a crisp, floral, spicy lager with a lingering finish. Gluten free.
The big malt base of this amber ale acts as a great foundation to a storm of modern and traditional hops yielding powerful bitterness, huge aroma and long satisfying finish. A true Session IPA Gluten free.
Plum and Ginger Garden Cider is made entirely from donated community apples, 100% fresh apple juice, naturally fermented and matured for six months. Blended with natural Plum juice and Ginger extract.
Plum and Ginger Garden Cider is made entirely from donated community apples, 100% fresh apple juice, naturally fermented and matured for six months.
Blonde is a crisp organic lager with a fresh flavour. A traditionally brewed craft brew with a firm body and a luxuriant head.
Real English Gin is hand crafted in the beautiful Blackdown National Park on the Weyborne Estate. Produced in small batches using a traditional wood-fired still and the estate's own spring water.
Tasting Notes: Spring Water, Juniper, citrusy lemon zest, fennel, coriander seed and clove.
Sandhills Gin is uniquely distilled with juniper and coriander in a copper pot and nine individually cold distilled botanicals including Honey, Gorse Flower, Tasmanian Pepperberry, Douglas Fir Pine Needles, Yuzu and Black Cardamom.
Real English Vodka is so special we’ve started sipping it on the rocks… The Weyborne spring water and artisan distilling process makes it the smoothest we’ve ever tasted. If you prefer a longer drinking experience, it mixes to perfection with a slice of lime and old fashioned lemonade.
Mermaid Gin is a hand-made, small-batch gin using 10 botanicals that are meticulously sourced for quality and carefully blended to create a smooth, fresh and complex flavour profile. Locally foraged rock samphire and elderflower, fresh citrus zest from Sicilian lemons and Grains of Paradise are complemented by Boadicea hops grown in the local botanical gardens at Ventnor, English coriander from Sussex, orris root, angelica root, liquorish root, and juniper.
Jarrold's London Dry is produced in small batches using a quality British grain distilled alcohol. Only 7 botanicals are added: Juniper, Persian Limes, grains of paradise, corriander, angelica, cardamom and calamus finally adding local water. This gin creates a very smooth and perfectly balanced drink.
Handcrafted using tradtional methods and distilled with natural mineral water filtered through the very chalk Downs which surround Chilgrove; this fine London Dry Gin marries the finest Sussex-grown botanicals together with a neutral spirit distileed from grapes. It is this unusual relationship which gives Chilgrove Gin it's sophisticated character, whilst the perfectly balanced selection of flavours, truly make it the gin for all seasons.
Blushing monkey pink gin is The Gin Kitchen's own take on the on trend pink spirit. A gin that is rich with juniper and beautifully floral notes, with a delicate sweet fruit taste. Achieved by macerating Gutsy Monkey with a handful of sweet black grapes! When tonic is poured into the transluscent Blushing Monkey almost magically the drink turns into pearlescent pink. The best way to serve is to add tonic first so the gin creates a pink, fluffy cloud!
This fabulous Portsmouth Dry Gin was created after the owners moved into the ancient monument of Fort Cumberland and discovered that there were several very exciting botanicals growing on site. After several different combinations, each with the local botanicals and other more usual gin flora, they settled on the recipe for Fort Gin. It is an exquisite blend of key botanicals, the three growing locally and in the gin are Elderflower, Gorse Flower and Sea Radish. This intricate mix gives a rich full flavour, with a lovely floral bouquet. It is silky smooth on the palate leaving you with a warmth as you swallow
With enticing notes of fragrant English orchard fruits, white chocolate, nougat, toasted hazelnuts and brioche, Wiston Estate’s Cuvée 2009 shows impressive depth and complexity, whilst retaining Wiston’s signature precision and elegance. Made from a blend of 60% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier, this wine displays a delightful creaminess on the finish and is drinking beautifully now, yet also has great ageing potential.
With layers of honey, truffle, white peach, lemon zest, danish pastry and crushed oyster shells, this multi award-winning Wiston Estate Blanc de Blancs 2010 is gloriously elegant and complex, with a finish that just keeps going on and on.
When Fitz decided to make an English Sparkling wine they wanted to create a point of difference in the market. They chose to use the Charmat method, a production technique favoured by many Italian and German producers of quality sparkling wine, they were able to produce a different style of wine giving a more fruit driven, easy drinking and approachable style.
Aromatics of Elderflower,Brioche and green Apples. Crisp with light acidity and slight earthiness coming through on the palate. Smooth and rounded finish with long lasting mousse.