Here Comes Our New Into The Blue Photo Competition!

And here we have it, ladies and gentlemen. It’s time for another Into The Blue brand competition and on this occasion we are making you the main protagonist!

Do you love taking pictures and posting them on your social media? Then share them with us and you will have the chance to win a £50 gift token every month. Keep reading to find out how.

How can you enter the competition?

To enter the competition with a valid entry you must complete one of the following steps:

  • Go to Twiter or Instagram and share a picture/video of you enjoying one of our Into The Blue experiences with the hashtag #IntoTheBlueExperiences.


  • Go to our Facebook page and leave a comment with your photo/video on the following post with the hashtag #IntoTheBlueExperiences.

And that’s all you have to do!

Who can participate?

The only two requirements to participate in this contest is to live in the UK and be over 18 years old. And although you’re allowed to submit as many pictures and videos as you like, please remember the prize will be limited to just one person!

When does the contest start/end?

The competition starts at 00:00 on the 1st  of every month, and closes at 23:59 on the last day of every month. We will announce the winner on the 2nd of every month.

And as we mentioned above, we will be rolling this contest on a monthly basis, so there’s plenty of opportunities to snatch the prize.

Terms and Conditions

We wish you all the best of luck and we can’t wait to see what amazing pictures you all come up with. And don’t forget to share with your friends and family, who knows, they might share their prize with you if they win!

gourmet gifts & experiences at home

Gourmet experiences to enjoy without leaving your sofa!

When it comes to gourmet experiences, we’ve got every taste and budget covered. But if you want fab food and delicious drinks without having to move off your very comfy sofa, what do you do? We’re an experience day and activity company after all, so surely you need to get out and about to enjoy the best gourmet experiences? Well, think again…

With our gourmet subscriptions, the tasty treats come to you! We’ve created a new section on our website that delivers the best in gourmet gift sets and boxes right to your door. Whether it’s a one-off gift package, or an on-going subscription, fabulous foodie feasts by post are the way to go.

Chocolatey gourmet gifts for those with a sweet tooth

Our chocolate making party kit is perfect if you have a sweet tooth. Everything you need to have lots of chocolatey fun creating and decorating handmade chocolates is inside the box. So prepare for cocoa fun. Invite your friends round to yours, roll your sleeves up and get stuck in!

brownies by post

Freshly baked chocolate brownies by post. A truly delicious gourmet experience at home!

There’s even less effort involved with our Brownies by Post delivery service. Receive the squidgiest brownies ever to pass your lips – and you only have to go as far as your doormat for them. What’s more, your brownies are freshly baked and come with a personalised message too. Yum. Similarly, joining the Hotel Chocolate tasting club means you’ll be wooed with monthly chocolates to scoff. Double yum.

Wine, cocktails and beer – gourmet drinks experiences at home

If you’re partial to a bit of a tipple after a long hard day at work, we think you’ll love our range of gourmet wine and liqueur experiences to enjoy home. Imagine getting in to find your beautifully designed cocktail club box. Inside are all the ingredients you need (from the spirits and mixers, right down to the fresh lime) to rustle up something like a refreshing gin cocktail. Lovely!

Cocktail club

Enjoy a gourmet cocktail experience when you join the cocktail club!

Maybe vino is more your thing? In that case, join the wine tasting club. Full-sized bottles of hand-selected wines from smaller, independent producers delivered to where’s convenient for you in handy carry boxes. Forget scouring the aisles of the supermarket, you won’t find these vintages there. This wine subscription is all about those vineyards producing wines in smaller quantities.

And here’s one for beer drinkers. Brew your own ale at home with these brilliant and easy-to-use home brew kits. It’s dead simple to use, as you brew the beer in its own keg. You need no specialist knowledge or equipment and within days you’ll be pouring your first home-brewed pint.

Cook up a gourmet curry with no experience needed!

You don’t need any swish skills for our spice box subscriptions either. You’ll be whipping up the best spicy dishes ever thanks to these ingenious curry gift sets. Every month you get all the spices and herbs you need to create tasty curry pastes and sauces. It’s all measured out for you and comes with recipe cards to take you step by step through the process of making gourmet curries from scratch, with no experience necessary!

Spices gourmet experiences

The best spiced up gourmet experiences in your own home with our Spice Boxes

So, whether you’re a choc fan, love your drinkies, or want to spice up your Friday night with a homemade curry, this latest range of gourmet gifts and subscriptions means you can experience all the deliciousness from the comfort of your own home. Tempted? Buy your gourmet gift online in just a few clicks. Treat yourself or buy one as a great gift for a loved one.

Different ways to serve your G&T

5 Ways to Serve Your G&T

Are you partial to a nice G&T? Here are five ways to serve your G&T that’ll turn your usual gin and tonic tipple into a right Bobby Dazzler of a drink just by changing the tonics that you use.

Gin at the ready? Here we go…

– Lemon tonic

A lemon-flavoured tonic served in your G&T gives it a really zingy zesty flavour. Any cocktail mixologist worth their salt will tell you Sicilian lemons are the best. Add lemon tonic to your favourite gin and finish off with a flourish, by adding a generous slice of lemon in the glass.

– Elderflower tonic

The distinctive floral flavour of elderflower works really well with gin and makes for a nice twist to the usual gin with Indian tonic. Add a slice of lime to balance the flora botanicals of the elderflower tonic and the juniper in the gin and you’ve got a delicious drink.


Delightful floral flavours when you serve your gin with an elderflower tonic

– Cucumber tonic

Containing fewer calories than your usual tonic waters, cucumber flavoured tonics give a delicate and fresh flavour to your gin drink. Perfect on long, hot summer days as an aperitif in the garden whilst you’re waiting for the BBQ to heat up.

– Herb tonics

Buy a tonic water pre-infused with herbs, or make your own syrup by adding fresh leaves to sugared water. Rosemary is a favourite (perhaps because juniper berries used in gin also impart a slight rosemary flavour) and thyme works well too. You might not think it, but basil is also a really good accompaniment for gin.

rosemary gin

Rosemary is a just one herb that goes really well with gin.

– Spicy tonics

Something like Fever Tree’s Aromatic Tonic Water is the ideal mixer for pink gin. The tonic water contains South American Angostura bark, which gives the mixer a gentle bitterness. Add to that flavours like cardamon, pimento beans and ginger and you’ve got a racy little pink G&T!

Learn more about serving your G&Ts

Using different tonics with different gins makes for a different G&T with every combination. We’ve given you just five suggestions of ways to spice up your standard gin, but there are lots more. If you’re keen to discover more ways of serving different gins with different tonics, book in to Dr Hardwicke’s Gin Emporium in the West Midlands for a G&T workshop, with mixing and tasting galore.

Gin emporium ways to serve your G&T

Liked this blog? Learn loads more ways to serve your G&T at Dr Hardwicke’s Gin Emporium