Mothers Day gift ideas: luxury gin

Food4Media_United_Kingdom_medium-sized_1268470_2016-06-09_Curio_David-Griffen--26Mother’s Ruin gift from Curio Spirits

£27 includes postage

Fancy a bit of Mother’s Ruin? We love this luxury 35cl Rock Samphire Gin, quadruple distilled with hand-foraged rock samphire for a curiously captivating taste of the Cornish coast. The gift set from Curio Spirits comes with a bar of luxury Cornish milk chocolate from award-winning chocolatiers, Trenance Chocolate, for the ultimate indulgent night in.

The gin, sourced with Cornish spring water, is quadrupled distilled with 15 fragrant botanicals, to create a delicious gin, so smooth and of such exceptional quality it can be imbibed on its own or enjoyed with a luxurious tonic, garnished with lime or basil. Rock samphire, or sea fennel, from Cornish cliffs adds a distinctive spicy texture to the gin and captures the light, fresh aromas of the Cornish coast.

Food4Media_United_Kingdom_medium-sized_1268471_2016-06-09_Curio_David-Griffen--29 (1)Rubina Khan, founder, said: “Gin is often nicknamed ‘Mother’s Ruin’ and with Mother’s Day on the horizon here at Curio we wanted to discover what gave this versatile and delicious spirit its rather defamatory moniker and create something special as a Mother’s Day gift.”

“Trenance Chocolate is based on the same Mullion clifftop as our Distillery so the collaboration for this Mother’s Ruin for Mother’s Day gift was a perfect pairing.”

In the mid-eighteenth century drinking spirits – prescribed as cocktails and punches began as medicinal remedies for all sorts of ailments.

Gin also started out as a medicine – it was thought it could be a cure for gout and indigestion, but most attractive of all, it was cheap.

Gin was mostly drunk by women and consequently Mother’s Ruin was born! Thankfully gin-drinking nowadays is much less fraught with ruin!

Recipe: Thyme Collins


  • 2 shots of Rock Samphire Gin
  • 2 shots Thyme Syrup
  • Generous squeeze of Lemon Juice
  • 3 dashes of Lavender Bitter
  • Franklins Light Tonic/ Soda Water

Rim the glass with sugar. Shake and strain all the ingredients except the tonic into the glass, top up with Franklins Light Tonic or Soda Water as you prefer.

Serve the Thyme Collins in a highball glass and quaff with a sprig of thyme.

Rock Samphire Gin is available to buy online here.





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