I had fun with this one! One of the question I often get asked is by people who are new to gin wondering where to start or if I can recommend a gin cocktail for their weekend – so I thought I’d make a quick guide on where to start. Perfect serves and recipes can be found below!
Hendricks served with a long thin slice of cucumber, lots of ice and a tonic or lemonade
Warner Edwards Rhubarb with Fevertree Ginger ale, strawberries and cucumber
Hayman’s London Dry Gin with Fevertree Indian Tonic Water and Lime
Malfy Con Arancia with Lemonade and a wedge of orange
Serves 4: Start by filling your cocktail shaker with ice and add 100ml of gin (I’d recommend Slingsby Dry Gin), add two table spoons on lemon juice and half a tea spoon of sugar. Shake vigorously then strain into your champagne flutes. Top with champagne and garnish with a lemon twist.
Serves 1: Fill your cocktail shaker with ice and add 25ml of Triple Sec and 50ml of gin (I’d recommend the Hepple Gin), add 25ml of lemon juice and shake. Strain your drink into a new cocktail shaker and add you egg white (Without ice) and shake again for 20-30 seconds.
Gin Jam Cocktail
Keep it simple – Serves 1 – mix your 50ml of gin (Elg Gin is recommended if you can get hold of it) with a Jam of your flavour (or even marmalade if you’d prefer), add a freshly squeezed lemon and a lot of ice – shake – pour! Garnish with dried raspberries. (Recipe taken from tablespoon.com)
Strawberry Gin Smash
(Recipe taken from thekitchn.com) Serves 8 in a pitcher:
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 limes, juiced (about 1/4 cup)
1 pound fresh strawberries
2 cups gin (Greenalls Wild Berry is suggested)
3 cups lemonade or soda water
Mix together and add fresh mint sprigs, for garnish