Let the good times beGIN! World Gin Day – Saturday 10th June 2017

8 June 2017

A global celebration of all things gin!

World Gin Day returns for it’s 9th year on Saturday 10th June. To help you celebrate we’ve put together a collection of our favourite gin based cocktails to make you ginvincible this weekend!

Gin Bramble

Invented by the legendary cocktail king Dick Bradsell – the Gin Bramble is a classic for any occasion…

  • 40ml gin
  • 20ml sugar syrup
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 10ml creme de mure
  • Berries to garnish

Shake the dry gin together with the lemon and sugar syrup. Slowly pour the mixture over crushed ice and drizzle the creme de mure through the drink. Garnish with berries.

French 75

Oh-la-la! Mixing our two favourite things; gin and bubbles – you can only be on to a winner!

  • 10ml gin
  • 10ml orange liqueur
  • 10ml lemon
  • 5ml sugar
  • Prosecco

Mix the gin. orange liqueur, lemon and sugar in a long flute – top with Prosecco. The ultimate party pleaser!

Negroni

An adaptation of the classic drink, the Americano; Campari, vermouth and soda. The story goes; in 1919 in Florence, Count Negroni once asked the bar tender to replace the soda in his Americano with a slug of gin and the Negroni was born.

  • 25ml gin
  • 25ml vermouth
  • 25ml Campari
  • 1 orange

Place several cubes of ice in a short glass and pour in the gin, vermouth and Campari. Stir slowly. Add the zest of the orange.

Bee’s Knees

A 1920s prohibition classic…

  • 50ml gin
  • 10ml runny honey
  • 5ml water
  • 15ml fresh lemon juice

Stir the honey into the water until dissolved to make a syrup. Pour into a cocktail shaker with the gin, lemon juice and a couple of ice cubes. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.

Gimlet

Ant & Dec, Fish & Chips, Jelly & Ice Cream – some things are just meant to go together and we think gin and lime should be added to that list…

  • 25ml gin
  • 25ml lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 twist of lemon peel

Fill a mixing glass with ice, pour the gin, lime juice and sugar into the glass. Slowly mix the ingredients with a bar spoon until well combined. Strain the mixture into a martini glass, garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

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