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In the Welsh Wind Distillery celebrates the arrival of Taylor Swift’s Eras tour in Cardiff with a special Welsh twist on the star’s favourite cocktail

Welsh Blonde cocktail
Welsh Blonde cocktail

Cardiff, Wales - Cardiff is set to shine brighter than ever as international superstar Taylor Swift brings her highly anticipated Eras Tour to our capital city. Those lucky enough to have secured tickets are in for a treat from Taylor's sensational performance, but even those unable to attend on Tuesday 18th June can share in the celebration of her visit with a specially crafted cocktail by In the Welsh Wind Distillery.

In honour of Taylor Swift's Cardiff concert, the team at In the Welsh Wind has created an exclusive version of her favourite cocktail - the French Blonde - with a distinctly Welsh twist. The serve is set to become the toast of the town, combining the elegance of the classic drink with the rich flavours of Welsh gin:

Introducing the Welsh Blonde, a cocktail that embodies the spirit of Wales and the glamour of Taylor Swift. The Welsh Blonde features the following exquisite ingredients:

  • In the Welsh Wind Signature Style gin: This locally distilled gin adds a robust, aromatic base to the cocktail, embodying the spirit of Wales.

  • Elderflower cordial: Infused with elderflowers, this cordial brings a fragrant and floral sweetness, capturing the essence of the Welsh countryside in June. Make your own, or buy a bottle of good quality cordial from your favourite local store.

  • Freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice: Not typically Welsh, to be sure, but red grapefruit offers a zesty and refreshing citrus note, perfectly balancing the drink's sweetness.

  • Lillet Blanc: Staying true to the Welsh Blonde’s roots, this is a French aperitif wine that adds a touch of sophistication and depth to the cocktail.

  • 2 shakes of lemon juice: Enhancing the vibrant flavours of the serve with a subtle tartness.

To prepare the Welsh Blonde, shake the ingredients until the cocktail shaker is almost too cold to touch (about 15 to 20 seconds). Double strain into a coupe glass or a short tumbler, then garnish with a grapefruit peel for a final touch of elegance.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Taylor Swift to Cardiff and wanted to honour her visit in a way that truly represents our local heritage,” said Ellen Wakelam, co-founder of In the Welsh Wind Distillery. “Personally I’m a huge fan and can’t wait to see her show in Cardiff. Our Welsh Blonde cocktail is a celebration of the vibrant flavours of Wales, combined with the elegance of Taylor’s favourite drink. We hope it adds an extra sparkle to her stay and to all her fans enjoying the concert.”

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour has been captivating audiences worldwide, and her Cardiff concert promises to be an unforgettable night filled with music, magic, and memories. Fans and cocktail enthusiasts alike are invited to raise a glass of the Welsh Blonde in a toast to the queen of pop herself.

To prepare your own Welsh Blonde:

Serves 1

50ml In the Welsh Wind Signature Style gin,

25ml Elderflower cordial 

75ml freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice, 

25ml Lillet Blanc 

2 shakes of lemon juice 

Shake until the cocktail shaker is almost too cold to touch (about 15 to 20 seconds). Strain it into a coupe or a short tumbler, then garnish with a grapefruit peel.

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