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Top 3 cocktails for your #ginnightin

We know you love a #ginnightin so we’ve started you off with 6 of the best to make, try and rate. There are bold cocktails, boozy cocktails and fruity little numbers. What we want to know is what are your top 3? Post your favourites on our facebook and instagram pages with #top3cocktails.

SINGAPORE SLING
One of the most famous gin cocktails out there, the Singapore Sling was created in the legendary Raffles Bar, Singapore by Ngiam Tong Boon. He added cherry liqueur to a standard gin/citrus/soda sling and created a sweet and fruity drink, perfect for those who love gin but want something a little softer and less citrusy.

Shake together over ice:

  • 2 parts Fishers Gin

  • ½ part Cherry Liqueur

  • ½ part Benedictine DOM

  • Squeeze fresh lime

Strain into an ice-filled glass, top with soda and stir gently. Garnish with a lemon slice and a cherry on a stick.

NEGRONI
Negronis are the ultimate representation of a traditional gin cocktail - short, bitter and boozy. There’s an elegance to them too, the orange oils, gin, campari and vermouth blend together fantastically.

Pour the following into an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice and stir:

Squeeze the oil from an orange zest twist into the drink, then garnish with the twist.

Negroni

FRENCH 75
An elegant classic, French 75 is long, dry and refreshing and it's easy to make a big batch for a busy party. It’s great with a traditional, London Dry gin but to add an extra layer of complexity, use a full-bodied organic option like Cuckoo Gin. Light, fresh and classic, with piney juniper and a hint of citrus it adds a crisp depth to the classic cocktail.

Shake together over ice:

  • 1 ½ parts Cuckoo Gin

  • ½ part fresh lemon juice

  • ¼ part sugar syrup

Fine strain into a chilled champagne flute and top with champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist.

DRY MARTINI
The iconic gin cocktail, a Dry Martini has a firm place in history. Dry, citrusy and with a hint of aromatic complexity, it’s the go to drink for Hollywood stars, politicians, literary greats and gin snobs. A little piece of heaven, in an unmistakeable glass.

Add to a cocktail shaker:

  • 2 ½ parts Elephant Gin

  • ½ part dry vermouth  

  • Ice, then stir 12 times

Strain into a thoroughly chilled Martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist.

THE ENGLISH GARDEN
This delicious, refreshing cocktail regularly appears on bar menus, citrus tones cut through sweet elderflower for a smooth drink that goes down a little too easily!  

Muddle 2, 1 inch thick pieces of cucumber with skin removed and add to your cocktail shaker, then shake together over ice:

  • 2 parts PJ Elderflower Gin

  • 3 parts Apple Juice

  • 1 part Elderflower Liqueur

  • Squeeze of Fresh Lime Juice

Strain into an ice filled Collins/Hi ball glass. Garnish with 2 slices of cucumber.

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LOVING FIZZ
The Loving Fizz really showcases Aduro Pink Passion ​Gin, it is light and intensely fruity, not to mention, delightfully simple to make. 

Shake together over ice:

Strain into an ice-filled copa glass and add a splash of soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

So that's your sophisticated cocktail party sorted! Now all you need to do is stock up on gin with our Gin Festival in a Box range and let us know the results - what are your top 3? Post them on our facebook and instagram pages with #top3cocktails.

Top 3 cocktails for your #ginnightin

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