MAKE SOMETHING MARVELLOUS

Too often, cocktails are pretty intimidating to order at the bar, let alone make up from scratch. It’s such a shame – because it’s just about trying different things until you find something you love. And the chances are that if you love it, others will, too.

Our gin is great in a G&T. But there’s so much more you can make. We love getting people to try new cocktails – and make up their own! You don’t need fancy gear – in fact you can make cocktails in anything, even jam jars. Here are some of our favourites to get you going.

 

Earl Grey Martini

This is the Earl Grey Martini – a nice little infusion hack to make a tasty martini variant.

2 shots Jam Jar Gin

Earl Grey Tea (tea bag is easiest)

.75 shot of lemon juice

.5 shot of sugar.

First of all pop the gin and tea in a cup. And ideally leave for 10 minutes or so to steep. Then remove the tea bag (or strain out the leaves if you’re doing it the traditional way), making sure you keep as much of the gin as you can. Add this and the other ingredients into a cocktail tin, drop in plenty of ice and shake till it’s super cold.

Gin Punch 

Very easy to drink and super refreshing.  A perfect summer party starter.

 (for one cocktail)

 

2 shots Jam Jar Gin Botanical No.1

¾ shot of lemon juice

¾ shot of sugar syrup

2 shots chilled water

A dash of Angostura Bitters

 

Pop the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a load of ice.

Shake them up, then serve in a tall glass with plenty of ice.

And a slice of orange or lemon, if you’re feeling fruity.

Dry Orange & Raspberry Martini

Sharp, citric and refreshing – picking up sweetly on the raspberry leaves and bitter orange peel botanicals in our gin – this little beauty will bring you a blast of sunshine, whether it’s sunny or grey out.

Here’s how you make it:

2 shots Jam Jar Gin
3/4 shot Noilly Prat Vermouth
1/4 shot Cointreau
1 raspberry (fresh or frozen)

Pop everything except the raspberry into a cocktail tin with plenty of ice and stir till it’s bitingly cold. Then fine strain into a martini glass and pop your raspberry right in the middle. Marvellous.

JammyRhu

Our Rhubarb has just ripened in the garden, and adds its distinctive colour and its fruity bite to this tasty drink.

Here’s how you make it (enough for two)
2 shots Jam Jar Gin
2 dashes Orange Bitters
A stick of rhubarb
Prosecco

Cut a centimetre or two off the rhubarb, dice it and muddle (squash) it in a shaker with the gin & bitters. Give it a stir and then strain into two glasses.

Top up with the Prosecco and add a long shaving of rhubarb.

Raspberry Collins 

Bubbly, refreshing and sharp.

Here’s how you make it.

5 fresh raspberries
2 shots of Jam Jar Gin
1.5 shots Lemon Juice
0.5 shot sugar syrup
Soda Water

Muddle (squash) the raspberries in with the Jam Jar Gin, Lemon Juice and sugar syrup in a cocktail tin. Dry shake for 30s. Then add some ice and shake again till it’s really cold. Pour into a glass with fresh ice and top up with soda water.

Delicious.

Negroni 

A classic Italian cocktail with a wonderfully complex, luxurious flavour. An acquired taste for some, but very well worth acquiring. 

(for one cocktail)

 

1 shot Jam Jar Gin Botanical No.1

1 shot Campari

1 shot Martini Rosso

 

Pour the ingredients into a whisky glass. Stir for a few seconds. Fill the glass with ice. And stir for 30s to chill the drink to perfection.

It’s always good to get people together around cocktails. If you’ve got, or invent, any favourites, do let us know.