Celebrating Valentine's Day with British Polo Gin

There’s nothing more romantic than the rural. Our fresh and fragrant British countryside is steeped in a literary history laden with love – comprised of grassy green fields perfect for fancy frolicking and sweet spring sunshine ideal for quaint and quiet out-of-the-way dates – making it the hottest spot for your Valentine’s Day pick.

And there is no sport more gallant or glamorous to grace our pastures than polo. British icon Winston Churchill recalled that in Bangalore ‘The hour of Polo was the hour for which we lived all day long’, and since the first polo match involving British Officers in India in 1859 there has been a small and smooth addition to the stands which aims to add a special sparkle to the eyes of every polo observer. For over one-hundred and fifty years the Gin and Tonic has been the polo players’ choice of refreshment, and thus, in 2016, British Polo Gin was created.
Based in rural Gloucestershire, British Polo Gin is run by the third-generation polo-playing father and son duo Nick and Richard Hine. Their fine and flavoursome gins are handmade by artisans in a wood-fuelled small-batch still; using purely organic ingredients and Ceredigion’s finest spring water, their quintessentially British organic gin is quadruple distilled to concoct the smoothest of gin creations, perfect for suave and sultry Valentine’s cocktails.

Perfecting your Valentine’s with British Polo Gin

Once you’ve been knocked off your feet by all of those exciting Valentine’s feelings it seems only right to concoct some cocktails which are equally fizzy! Whether you desire a medium-strength gin with a berry hint or a super rich gin which is traditionally botanical, there’s a British Polo Gin recipe ready to add polo perfection to your day…

Using the British Polo Botanical Gin 
50ml British Polo Gin
25ml sparkling tonic of your choice

British Polo Gin is so divinely British that it deserves something equally traditional as its partner tonic! Why not try a tonic devised from summer berries or the customary English rose? To garnish, add blue and red berries reminiscent of the vivid Union Jack, and, of course, use crushed ice to finish.

Using the British Polo Sloe Gin 
50ml British Polo Sloe Gin
50ml prosecco or champagne

The ultimate Valentine’s cocktail! Blushing rose red and brimming with fancy fizz, a splash of prosecco or champagne adds a sweet and sparkling kiss to your glass of fabulously rich British Polo Sloe Gin.

Where to find British Polo Gin

Being so exceptionally popular, the first batch of British Polo Gin originally sold out within four weeks; their newest batch has just been released in time for the Valentine’s season, so planning your purchase before they all disappear is essential!

British Polo Gin additionally announced a wonderful initiative with The Household Cavalry Foundation (HCF) and Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) charities, wherein they will kindly donate £1 from every 70cl bottle of British Polo Gin sold at racing events to RoR, and £1 from each 70cl bottle at all events to HCF.

You can find British Polo Gin in Fortnum & Mason, or at an array of wonderful polo clubs across the British Isles and Europe, including:

Beaufort Polo Club
Cirencester Park Polo Club
Cheshire Polo Club
Cowdray Park Polo Club
Dallas Burston Polo Club
Edgeworth Polo Club
Guards Polo Club
HPC, The London Polo Club
Hurtwood Park Polo Club
Kirtlington Park Polo Club
Longdole Polo Club
Moor Farm Polo Club
The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club
Rugby Polo Club
Polo Park Zurich

Cheers to a fabulously fancy Valentine’s Day!


  1. Happy Valentine’s Day! I have never tasted gin before but definitely not opposed. Usually I like to try wine but your post is convincing!

  2. I never liked gin, but now I will look at it differently:)

  3. Your blog is quite informative. I don't usually drink such beverages but this looks interesting.

  4. Love me a good gin! And this one looks smooth and hopefully less of a hangover :)


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