I don’t want to sound like I need intervention, but I do understand why they call gin ‘mother’s ruin.’
I mean, at the end of a particularly stressful day with the kids, is there anything better than a G&T, ice n’ a slice? No there isn’t ladies (and gentlemen – hello dad) and yes, it does need cheesy abbreviations to get the point across.
The financial controller (aka The Husband) has decreed that gin is a necessity, but we are not in a Tanquerey kind of monitory situation at the moment, so Sainsburys Basics it is. And I have to admit, once you’ve added the ice n’ a slice to aforementioned Basics, you honestly couldn’t tell. Or maybe that’s just my desperation talking.
ANYWAY. I have recently noticed that random ‘drinks’ are making their way into the alloted gin space in the kitchen, what with us rarely going out and the Financial Controller (the husband) thoroughly enjoying a good cooking sesh. So, recently we have made room for Vermouth, single malt whisky (arguably NOT cooking material) and rum.
It means that we are approaching a situation where, when we have guests, we have beverage OPTIONS available.
This is exciting. This is not just Sainsburys Basics Gin, an occasional Prosecco in the fridge and a couple of bottles of red that don’t last very long. This potentially means, wait for it – a drinks cabinet.
There are so many out there – but what’s the look? Is it kitsch? Is it chic? Is it just hidden well out of the way of climbing toddlers?
It’s not like this that’s for sure:
But perhaps the dream drinks cabinet is more like these: