While the weather in July often lets us down, there’s one thing we can rely on it for - tart, fresh gooseberries, perfect for a nice gin cocktail.
Seasonal and luscious, try our Fool of a Fizz! Inspired by Ramos Gin Fizzes and that British summer staple of Gooseberry Fools, Fool of a Fizz is part cocktail, part dessert and mouthwateringly good. Taking a healthy measure of Zymurgorium Extra Gooseberry Gin Liqueur as well as some more seasonal fruits, this is the ideal drink when you don’t know if you want something sweet to eat or a tempting drink to finish. Either way, you’re sure to impress!
1 ½ Shots Zymurgorium Extra Gooseberry Gin Liqueur
½ shot of good quality London Dry Gin
Juice of a lemon, 1 shot
1 ½ shots single cream
*You can use ready-made raspberry puree but making your own is super easy and utterly delightful. Simply add 250g of raspberries, 1 tbsp of icing sugar and 40ml of lemon juice to a pan and simmer until the raspberries break down.
Chill a tall glass.
Separate the egg white.
Shake together, without ice,: 1 ½ shots Zymurgorium Extra Gooseberry Gin Liqueur, ½ shot London Dry Gin, ⅓ shot elderflower liqueur, 1 shot fresh lemon juice, 1 ½ shots single cream and the egg white.
Shake again with ice.
Decorate the inside of the glass with a little raspberry puree.
Fill the glass with ice.
Strain into the glass then top with soda.
Garnish with crushed hazelnuts and a couple of gooseberries.
Gorgeously indulgent and utterly delicious!
Lucky enough to have a new Gin Festival In A Box? Try using them to make our favourite Gin Festival cocktails at home.
For National Curry Week we wanted to look at pairing curry with gin cocktails, so we visited Indian Street Food bar Bundobust, in Leeds, to see how it’s done.
6 O'Clock Gin is our Gin of the Month, so we sat down with Michael Kain, head distiller at Bramley and Gage, to chat about this superb modern gin.
If you are a bit of gin lover or interested in finding a gin that you really like then the Gin Festival would be a perfect event for you.