Posh cocktails boost gin sales

Jess Bown
Cocktails
Cocktails

Sales of gin have rocketed in economically-challenged countries such as the UK and Spain, according to drinks giant Diageo.

It believes the surge is due to cash-strapped bar goers drowning their sorrows with retro gin-based cocktails such as the French 75, a combination of gin and Champagne favoured by London drinkers.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%