The comedian W.C. Fields would quip that he had excellent self control and so would never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast.
Even breakfast is a little early for us.
However, we will raise a dinnertime glass with today’s Big Deal from The Juniper gin bar at Cranachan in Glasgow’s Princes Square.
The offer is for two people to have a main course each from the market menu at The Juniper along with a Perfect Serve gin and tonic made with the fantastic Edinburgh Gin.
Available until the 20th September, this offer is the perfect summer treat.
More than 60 Scottish gins
Available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, The Juniper Scottish Gin Bar comes to life as Cranachan winds down.
As the name suggests, Scottish gin in all its glory is at the heart of The Juniper and they have more than 60 different bottles of Scotland’s new national drink behind the bar.
If you have been to Cranachan then you will know that the venue’s Scottish interior – think antler chandeliers and walls decorated by Glasgow’s famous Timorous Beasties design studio – is matched by a menu devoted to Scottish produce.
The menu at The Juniper is just as focused on great Scottish dishes.
Enjoy it all with today’s Big Deal.
Available Thursday from 4pm and Friday and Saturday evenings from 5.30pm, the offer is for two people to each have a main course from the market menu plus a Perfect Serve gin and tonic made with any Edinburgh Gin from the bar’s range.
The G ‘n’ T is a 50ml, or double serve, with tonic and your choice of garnish.
The following is a sample of the mains that may be included:
Beer battered haddock and chunky chips with homemade tartare sauce and mushy peas
Beetroot and goats cheese risotto (V) (GF)
Tandoori chicken skewers with a fresh mango salad and cucumber yoghurt (GF)
Steak frites cooked in garlic butter served with grilled tomato (£3 supplement each)
Sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry with basmati rice and sweet potato crisps (V)
Blackened Coley served with sweet potato fries and pineapple salsa
Cajun chicken burger on a brioche bun with homemade chili jam and mayonnaise, served with skinny fries
The Juniper Scottish Gin Bar has been quick to make friends on its 5pm Dining page. The gin offering struck a note with this reviewer:
‘Amazing service and value for money! It is a perfect place for dining low key with friends, celebrating or having a party! Food was beautiful, service was great and atmosphere was perfect. I LOVE GIN! Which also helps however they do have other drink options.’ Rating 5/5
This guest enjoyed the atmosphere:
‘Busy & buzzy! Food was delicious, with lots of choice and all staff members were friendly and attentive even though the place was busy.’ Rating 5/5
There is nothing to stop you spoiling yourself as well as your nearest and dearest. This offer on a main course and Perfect Serve G ‘n’ T for two looks the ideal way to get your weekend underway.