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Gin is the best clear spirit on your bar! Its herbal flavours and botanical properties lend itself to a wealth of refreshing cocktails, from a simple gin and mixer, to punch, or even martinis, but why reserve such cocktails for the bar? 

We understand that after a long day you deserve a drink, and sometimes the quickest option is often the best, but, with the right ingredients, you could explore a more adventurous side to gin. Why not try something a little more exciting this evening? We’ve got six gin recipes for you to make and enjoy at home.



- Recipe 1 - 

The Clover Club

Recipe by Liquoray


Fancy a light cocktail with a citrus Twist? You’re in luck with this easy-to-make recipe



Servings: 1 

45ml Gin 

15ml Raspberry Syrup 

22ml Fresh Lemon Juice 

half egg white



Combine gin, raspberry syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Add the egg white and shake for about 30 seconds, then strain into a chilled glass.



- Recipe 2 -  

The Elvis 

Recipe by Carbondale (Colorado)


You just can’t help falling in love with this cocktail! Grapefruit and ale may sound like a strange combination but just one sip and it will make sense…



Servings: 1 

50ml pink grapefruit juice 

50ml London dry gin 

15ml St. Germain 

India pale ale 

A twist of grapefruit



Combine grapefruit juice, gin and liqueur in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake for about 30 seconds, strain into a chilled glass and top with pale ale. Finish with a twist of grapefruit.



- Recipe 3 - 

Pineapple and Gin frozen cocktail 

Recipe by Paul McGee


Deliciously smooth and refreshing



Servings: 4 

500g frozen pineapple pieces 

150ml gin 

50ml sugar syrup 

25ml fresh lime juice 

Mint leaves



Add pineapple, gin, sugar syrup, lime juice and 2 cups of ice into a blender and blend until smooth and very thick. Divide among glasses and garnish with pineapple wedges and mint leaves.



- Recipe 4 - 

Rubies & Thorn 

Recipe by Kimberley Hasselbrink


Full of vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants! Pretty health, right?




Servings: 1 

50ml blood orange juice 

2 tsp white sugar 

25ml gin 

1 tsp lemon-thyme syrup 

100 ml soda water



Firstly, you’ll need to make the lemon-thyme syrup. Bring 125 ml water, 2 tsp sugar and 2 sprigs of lemon-thyme to a low simmer. Stir until sugar dissolves and allow to cool. Pourthe blood orange juice, gin and syrup over ice in a Collins glass, top with soda water and stir. Garnish with a piece of lemon-thyme.


We Dare you to resist this aptly named concoction…



- Recipe 5 - 

Autumn Gin Sour

Recipe by Rob Wiley


A light and airy gin cocktail with a velvety texture



Servings: 12 

500ml London dry gin 

125g fresh lemon 

180ml Grand Marnier 

4 large egg whites* 

12 tsp orange marmalade



Combine gin, lemon juice and Grand Marnier in a large pitcher, chill until very cold, at least 2 hours (but can be up to a day – so, be patient…all good things come to those who wait). Mix egg whites in a small jar, and chill until cold. For each cocktail, shake 75 ml gin mixture, 15 ml egg white and 1 tsp marmalade into a cocktail shaker until frothy. Add ice to the mix and shake again for about 30 seconds before straining into a champagne glass.



Finally, we thought you’d appreciate something to warm your cockles as the nights draw in.



- Recipe 5 -  

St. Bruno’s Café

Recipe by Adam Hodaklet’s


Face it, summers are fleeting in the UK, so why not try this toasty number that also doubles up as a cold cure?



Servings: 1 

25ml gin 

25ml Chartreuse liqueur 

2 dashes Angostura Bitters 

75ml apple cider 

1 oz. fresh lemon juice 

15ml honey 

6 black peppercorns 

1 apple slice



Combine gin, Chartreuse and bitters in a warm mug. Bring the cider, lemon juice, honey and peppercorns to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring to dissolve the honey. Strain the mixture into a mug, and garnish with an apple slice.


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