ARTICLE: Gin cocktails

I have to confess that I'm not a big fan of gin cocktails, and very much prefer a gin combined with a mixer - but for many, they are very popular so here's a few that I've come across recently

The Seaside Basil Bennet

Featuring Edinburgh Seaside gin, this is made with lime, basil syrup and a dash of bitters, and is a twist on the classic Gimlet

Blueberry and Rosemary Twist

Add Caorunn Gin, fresh Blueberries, Lemon juice, sugar and 4 small Rosemary sprigs to a shaker and shake until cold. Fine strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice and then top up with prosecco, garnish with a sprig of Rosemary.

Courtesy of Social & Cocktail Events 

Star 75

* 45 ml Star of Bombay
* 15 ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
* 1 tsp Caster Sugar
* 90 ml Champagne
* Lemon Zest
* Mint Sprig

* Except Champagne, shake all ingredients with ice.
* Fine strain into an ice-filled large frozen flute, with Champagne already added.
* Garnish with lemon zest and mint sprig.

Brockmans Negroni

Add 30 ml Brockmans gin, 30 ml (rosso) red vermouth and 30 ml Campari into a shaker with a handful of ice.

Shake and strain into an ice cube filled Old Fashioned glass and give it a stir.

Serve with an orange slice.

(This is probably the one that I would personally like to try most)

Waldorf Wimbledon

•50ml Sipsmith gin
•10ml green tea syrup
•25ml lime juice
•Egg white
•Rosemary stick

As made by the Waldorf Hilton in London - looks pretty spectacular!


So what gin cocktails would you recommend? - leave a comment below