Edinburgh Gin and Mimi’s Bakehouse bake up a sweet treat

EDINBURGH Gin has joined forces with an Edinburgh bakery to celebrate the launch of its Gooseberry and Elderflower gin.

The Ian Macleod Distillers-owned brand and Mimi’s Bakehouse have created an afternoon gin and tea package which residents in Glasgow – in the postcode areas G1 to G53 – and Edinburgh-based customers – in the postcode area EH1 to EH22 – can order for delivery from today (June 26) for the next four weekends.

Available to buy on the Mimi’s Bakehouse website, the Afternoon G&Tea package contains a 70cl bottle of the Gooseberry and Elderflower gin – which is bottled at 40% ABV and described as a “delightfully tangy expression” which “boasts flavours of tart gooseberries and sweet elderflower” – six small traybakes, two small elderflower cupcakes and two freshly baked plain scones, paired with Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream and homemade gooseberry jam. The package is priced at £50 and the first 100 orders will also receive two copa glasses.

Edinburgh Gin’s new expression can be used as a base for cocktails and is said to be best paired with a light tonic and garnished with fresh mint.

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.”