by Katrina Schollenberger

The races are a quintessential part of British culture. Hats, dresses and suits galore, the Epsom Derby bring people together from all over the country in spirit of horse racing.

Greenall's Gin kindly invited The Lady to enjoy Ladies Day at the Epsom Derby in their private box at the Investec grounds. Donning our most elegant dresses and fascinators, we enjoyed a beautiful three course lunch of fig, truffle and goats cheese salad, roasted guinea fowl and leek and mash puree, and a fantastic deconstructed Eton mess.

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We were introduced to Greenall's master distiller Joanne Moore who talked us through the ingredients she handpicked to achieve Greenall's smooth original flavour. This included juniper berries, dried lemon peel and cassia bark. We also sampled Greenall's Wild Berry gin, inspired by the blackberries that grow on English hedgerows. Berry notes are infused with a cinnamon-like spice to create a memorable flavour.

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We sipped on mojitos, Wild Berry Flora Dora's, Wild Berry and lemonade's, martinis, basil smashes and classic G & T's throughout the course of the day. The cocktails were refreshing and garnished beautifully according to the recipe. With seven races total, we bet on three, with 'Highland Reel' blazing into first place in race 2 and winning me a whopping £8!

Afternoon tea was also served just before the final few races commenced. We enjoyed raisin scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and of course, hot tea. It was swiftly back to Greenall's cocktails to finish off a delightful afternoon at Eposom Derby's Ladies Day!