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Bubbles Cocktail Demo

Bubbles cocktail demo

If you came to our Campfire Old Tom cocktail demo you’ll remember that we almost needed branded Campfire Gin waterproof ponchos to protect those in the front row and they were almost needed again for our latest demo. The theme of bubbles or more specifically carbonation meant we were treading on dangerous ground – opening…

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Campfire Old Tom Gin cocktail demo

Campfire Old Tom Gin cocktail demo

To celebrate both the launch of our Campfire Old Tom Gin and World Cocktail Day on 13 May we held a cocktail demo in the distillery. Ben presented three cocktails – two classic Old Tom cocktails and one of our own creation which was inspired by our cycle trip round Kerala back in 2013. When…

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Campfire London Dry Gin wins World’s Best Martini Challenge 2019

Campfire London Dry Gin wins World's Best Martini Challenge 2019

Well, what an amazing start to the new year! To our enormous surprise our Campfire London Dry Gin martini was crowned winner at the World’s Best Martini Challenge 2019! On Tuesday 15 January Ben and I headed off to London to serve our classic martini to martini fans who had gathered at 100 Wardour Street.…

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Campfire London Dry in 2019 World’s Best Martini Final

Campfire London Dry Gin in World's Best Martini Challenge 2019 final

So we were invited to enter the World’s Best Martini Challenge and although we’ve always thought Campfire London Dry Gin made an excellent bone dry martini to have made it to the final five contenders in the challenge is amazing. On 15 January we are off to 100 Wardour Street to serve mini martinis to…

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Winter warming gin cocktails

Spiced Apple Gin Warmer Cocktail

It was great to see so many people out at the Tring Christmas Festival the other evening enjoying the tasty food and drink offerings from local producers. The Campfire Gin menu this year featured not one but two warm gin cocktails for the festive season. For those of you that would like to re-create the…

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Yipee we won!

Hertfordshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2018

We ditched the distillery uniforms for the day and headed over to the Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green, east Herts for the Hertfordshire Life Food & Drinks Awards 2018. We were delighted to be a finalist in the Community Service category for our work with the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust and winner of…

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It was all about about apple cocktail demo

PD Apple Cocktail Demo

To kick off the Tring Apple Festival month long celebrations our latest cocktail demo session was all about apple. Our Apple Fayre cocktail created especially for our pop up dining last autumn was joined by two other cocktails which introduce apple flavours in different ways. Apple Fayre uses cloudy, fresh pressed apple juice from P…

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Shrub & Smash Cocktails Demo

PD Shrub & Smash cocktails

Our popular cocktail demo sessions returned in early August, this time focusing on summer fruits. We demonstrated two types of smash cocktail and one type of shrub cocktail. Smashes are as the name suggests – fresh fruit smashed with a muddler to extract the fruity juice. These are quick and easy to do while shrubs…

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Martini meets Mahattan

Campfire Fireside Manhattan

With sweet orange and grapefruit citrus notes Campfire London Dry and Campfire Cask Aged gins both make deliciously smooth martinis. There’s a whole host of different martini recipes out there and we explored a few in our recent martini cocktail demo at the distillery. If you’d like to have a go yourself here are the…

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We’ve joined the Gin Guild

The Gin Guild

On a warm and sunny May evening Ben and I headed to London’s Guildhall and with juniper in hand we pledged our commitment to all things gin. It was a great night catching up with friends within the distilling industry, many of whom offered invaluable advice and guidance at the start of our gin journey. We…

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Stargazing & Cocktails

Stargazing & Cocktails

It was 3rd time lucky on Friday 20 April for our Stargazing & Cocktails event. The weather finally played ball enabling Neil and Jane from Tring Astro to set up their telescopes outside the distillery. With them came Paul from Sirius Astronomy. ‘He drives around with cool stuff in his car’ according to his Twitter…

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Cocktail Demonstrations – Valentine’s Special

Valentine cocktails

Following on from the success of our December drop in demos, focusing on Christmas cocktails, we this time turned to three local bars, who also happen to serve our gin and asked them to create a cocktail they’d serve for Valentine’s Day. Over two sessions on Saturday 10 February the various tools and techniques required…

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NEW Campfire Gin Special Edition No 1

Campfire Gin Special Edition No 1

Back in early 2016 when we were seeking permission to photograph our Campfire Gin bottle in an outdoor location, we came across Hertfordshire and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. The Trust maintain vast swathes of rural land, including areas around the reservoirs adjacent to the distillery and it was by Wilstone reservoir that the homepage image of…

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Chilfest 2017

Chilfest 2017

Sometimes it’s best to get the experts in… a decision we wisely made having signed up to sell Campfire Gin at Chilfest 2017. Now in its 5th year, this annual music festival, held in Tring and usually featuring artists from the 1980s was set to play host to 9000 visitors with a line up that…

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Campfire 2017

Sir Ranulph Fiennes at Campfire 2017

When we created Campfire Gin and indeed the Campfire brand, our goal was to engage with those who like their gin and tonic under the stars as much as they do in bars. For us it was a an extension of our own personal experiences that had inspired the creation of Campfire Gin. Earlier this…

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Dining at the Distillery

Lavender smoked salmon

Having heard that Alison Young, the amazing talent behind Chappell & Caldwell was serving our gin as a welcome drink for her guests, we were naturally intrigued to find out what other goodies she was offering at her revered ‘pop up’ supper clubs. Now some dining experiences can be like a digital playlist. A random…

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We need your nominations please!

Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017

I received a phone call earlier this afternoon from the lovely Sandra at the UKs leading regional lifestyle blog Muddy Stilettos. The blog is an urban guide to the countryside and we are big fans. We use it as a resource for finding out about cool and quirky Hertfordshire events and lifestyle businesses across the county.…

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