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5 Gin Cocktails from the Garden

Green fingers and gin go together remarkably well; here are 5 gin cocktails that you can make with ingredients freshly plucked from the garden!

We don’t just mean, “go grab an apple and get some fresh juice from it”, these are drinks that make full use of a range of flowers, veggies and herbs because, as we always say, there's no reason for your cocktails to be full of juice and sugar. These are all simple and easy to make drinks with bursting with the feel of a springtime garden!

The Hibsicus

A delightfully simple floral cocktail, complemented by the equally bold Black Shuck Gin, The Hibiscus is bright, gently earthy and allows a good gin to shine through brilliantly.

Marigold Gin Cocktail - Fill a coupe glass with crushed ice.

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the petals of two hibiscus flowers and ½ shot of sugar syrup.

    • Add 2 shots of Black Shuck Gin.
    • Shake thoroughly over ice then strain into the glass.
    • Top with soda and garnish with a hibiscus flower.

Sugar Snap

Sugar Snap is bright and sharp, the slight touch of absinthe works beautifully with the peas and adds a fabulous touch of complexity . The clean and refreshing Silverback Gin is the perfect base for such an exciting range of flavours.

Sugar Snap

  • Muddle 6 sugar snap peas in the base of the shaker.
  • Add the following to the shaker and shake over ice:
  • 1 shot Silverback Gin
  • 1 shot Manzanilla Sherry
  • ½ shot sugar syrup
  • ¾ shot lemon juice
  • 2 dashes absinthe
  • Fine strain into an ice filled Old Fashioned glass.
  • Garnish with a sugar snap pea.

Rhubarb and Rose Ramos Gin Fizz

The Ramon Gin Fizz is a classic but this rhubarb and rose twist is incredible, using a classic London Dry and Edinburgh's marvelous Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Liqueur, you can make a long, creamy drink with tart fruit and roses. Beautiful!

Rhubarb and Rose Ramos Gin Fizz

  • Shake the following vigorously without ice:
  • 1 shot Beckett's London Dry gin
  • 1 shot Edinburgh Rhubarb and Ginger Gin Liqueur
  • ½ shot lemon juice
  • ½ shot lime juice
  • 1 shot heavy cream
  • 2 drops rosewater
  • 1 egg white
  • Add ice and shake for another 30 seconds.
  • Strain into a tall, ice-filled glass then top with soda water.
  • Garnish with a sprinkling of rose petals.

English Garden

An English Garden is a modern classic and the light and gentle Portobello Road is ideal for it; long, fresh and clean tasting, the English Garden is the drink you need to have on a long summer's day, as you rest in the shade. English Garden Gin Cocktail

  • Muddle one inch of cucumber in the base of the shaker.
  • Shake together with ice:
  • Two shots of Portobello Road Gin
  • One shot of elderflower liqueur
  • Two shots of apple juice
  • ½ shot lime
  • Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass.
  • Garnish with cucumber slice.

Basil Rickey

Sharp and savoury, a Basil Rickey, especially one plucked fresh from the garden, is refreshingly delicious, especially with a navy strength gin like Perry's Tot.

Basil Rickey Gin Cocktail

  • Muddle 5 basil leaves in the base of the shaker.
  • Shake together with ice:
  • 2 shots Perry’s Tot
  • ½ shot fresh lime juice
  • ¼ shot sugar syrup
  • Fine strain into a Collins glass full of crushed ice.
  • Churn the ice.
  • Garnish with basil.
5 Gin Cocktails from the Garden

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