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5 Romantic Gin Cocktail Recipes

Bring the two loves of your life together with these 5 romantic gin cocktail recipes. Or just treat yourself, you know you want to! The top 2 are quick and easy, ideal if you’ve completely forgotten it’s Valentine’s day and are scrambling for a present… we mean don’t have much time to prepare…! The next 3 are a little bit special, take 5-15 mins to prepare beforehand and are well worth the effort.

So let us plan/save your Valentine’s day - give these a go and have a cosy #ginnightin, or just make them because they are fabulously tasty! Then sit back and enjoy the warm glow that comes from of a gift well done, you never know they might even lead to a thank you!

THE TOP 2 LIFE IN THE FAST LANE COCKTAILS

LOVING MARTINI
Sometimes nothing but a Martini will do, and there’s nothing more apt for Valentine’s Day than a perfect Martini made with tender loving care. (‘Perfect’ meaning equal parts gin and vermouth!).

Add to your shaker/pint glass:
Plenty of ice
2 parts* Gin - we recommend Iradier y Bulfy to add a hint of Chocolate, very appropriate for Valentine’s day!
2 parts Dry Vermouth

Stir for approx. 12 seconds, then strain into a chilled Martini glass and top with an orange peel twist.

*For a quick guide to converting parts into ml and how to make cocktails with what you have in the cupboard, take a look at the end of the blog.

HANKY PANKY
Ada Coleman’s classic Hanky Panky was made up on the fly for a regular at the Savoy. It’s a herbal twist on a Martini. We love it made fruity G’vine Floraison, it softens it perfectly for your beloved.

Stir over ice:
2 parts G’vine Floraison
2 parts Sweet Vermouth
Dash Fernet Branca (or experiment with Campari)

Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with an orange wheel.

THE TOP 3 TAKE YOUR TIME COCKTAILS
Trust us, make the time to give these 3 stunners a try!

SPRING PUNCH
Love is in the air, and you’ve a spring in your step, or, you’d like a light and floral drink to take the edge off all the romance that’s around at the moment... Spring Punch, made with Zymurgorium’s English Hedge Rose Gin Liqueur will remind you that longer days and sunnier times are on their way.

Add to your shaker/pint glass:
1 pear skinned and muddled (put in a shaker or pint glass and gently press with a spoon)
2 parts Zymurgorium Hedge Rose Gin (turkish delight in a glass...)
½ part Fresh lemon juice
Dash of Sugar syrup (make a simple sugar syrup by mixing equal parts boiling water and sugar)
Plenty of ice, seal and shake thoroughly.

Fine strain into an ice-filled tall glass and top with tonic, ta da!

HONEYMOON
For those of you with new loves or that love the romance of it all, there’s our twist on the brandy-based, lightly herbal fruity cocktail - Honeymoon. Le Gin de Christian Drouin begins life as a calvados brandy (!) as a gin it adds leafy apple and sharp pepper to any drink.

Add to your shaker/pint glass:
1 part Le Gin Christian Drouin
1 part Benedictine
⅓ part (or 2 dashes) Triple Sec
⅓ part (or 2 dashes) Fresh Lemon Juice
Fresh Egg White
Plenty of ice, seal and shake thoroughly.

Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass and enjoy.

BLOOD RED SNAPPER
It’s not all roses and chocolates though, sometimes romance and love can be something a little spicy. If that’s what you’re looking for then we’ve got just the thing for you! A beetroot infused, Red Snapper, made with the Black Tomato Gin. Using very rare and unusual black tomatoes, this is a brilliantly savoury gin, ideal for a long and fiery drink.

Add to your shaker/pint glass:
2 parts beetroot infused Black Tomato Gin*
5 dashes Tabasco Sauce
6 dashes Worcester Sauce/Henderson’s Relish
Pinch of Celery Salt (or 1 twist salt)
Squeeze Lemon Wedge
Dash Celery Bitters
2 twists Black Pepper
3 shots Tomato Juice
1 ½ parts Beetroot Juice

Stir and then strain into an ice-filled glass. Garnish with celery, a twist of pepper and the Lemon Wedge.

*To make 4 drinks add 50g cooked beetroot to 200ml Black Tomato Gin and leave overnight.

* i. Parts made simple. Just stick to the ratios, so if you are making a jug ¼ of the jug could be 1 part, ½ the jug 2 parts. For 1 cocktail, 1 part would be approx 25ml and a dash 5ml, if you are making 2 cocktails, 1 part would be approx 50ml and so on - experiment and give it a try.

ii. If you don’t have a cocktail set you can shake the ingredients together in a pint glass using your hand or anything flat to seal the top and then strain through a sieve.

iii. If you don’t have a martini or coupe glass you can always use a wine glass.

 

5 Romantic Gin Cocktail Recipes

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