CLASSIC GIN COCKTAILS

THE KING & TONIC

We may have humble roots but we have an international reputation for making beautiful Cornish gin and other spirits.   A great Dry Gin like ours mixed with an excellent, quinine-tasting tonic (e.g. Fever Tree),  some  ice and a slice of lemon or lime makes a straight-talking classy highball that pleases drinkers world-wide – from Beverley Hills to the streets of Mumbai, from London’s Mayfair to the famous Bellevue Hill in Sydney.

Dry Gin is the classic gin, and it is more than willing to be dressed up or casually depending on the drinker’s mood or the occasion. Happy to jump between dress-down days and unabashed high-glamour, Dry Gin is not only the classic drinker’s choice but a good all rounder. Although slightly more peppery our Seafarer’s Gin continues along the more classical lines, while our Summer Gin has a light citrus warming kick to evoke Cornish summer evenings.

We’ve put together some absolute classic gin cocktails for you to try out – a Gin Fizz, a Summer Pink Gin and a Gimlet. Nothing too fancy but just chic and zingy to highlight your summer.

GIN FIZZ – so easy, so natural, so fun!

If you’re coming straight in from a hard afternoon’s shopping, dropping off guests or cleaning the boat and need a refreshing pick-me-up, then this is the easiest drink in the world to set you right.

Ingredients
Method
  • Pour the gin, sugar syrup and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker.
  • Fill with ice cubes
  • Shake until the shaker feels cold.
  • Strain into your best highball glasses
  • Fill up to the top with ice.
  • Put your lemon slice on the top and enjoy.

SUMMER PINK GIN

This celebratory drink makes us think of garden parties, weddings, engagement announcements, or just cartwheels on the lawn. With its fresh citrus kick our summer gin works well garnished with a few raspberries or strawberries as a stand-alone gin and tonic, but with the addition of Prosecco this recipe bumps up to a more festive level. Have fun!

Ingredients
  • 50 ml Rosemullion Summer Gin
  • 1 tablespoon of pink grapefruit juice (ideally freshly squeezed)
  • 4 raspberries
  • Ice
  • Prosecco
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar syrup to taste if you like a sweeter cocktail
  • Fresh edible flower petals if you want to decorate it – perhaps Elderflowers
Method
  • Pour the gin, grapefruit juice, 3 of the 4 raspberries and sugar syrup if you’re using it into a cocktail shaker or suitable jug.
  • Shake or mix until the outside of the shaker or jug feels icy.
  • Strain it through the shaker’s ‘sieve’ or through a sieve into a champagne or coupe glass.
  • Add a raspberry and/or the edible flower/petals
  • Raise it, make a toast and drink!

GIMLET

No-one needs an excuse for a gimlet. It’s just the best way to kick off the evening.

Ingredients
  • 50 ml Rosemullion Dry Gin
  • 50 ml lime cordial (or homemade lime syrup as per below*)
  • Twist or slice of lime

Prep: 5 mins, or 15 if you’re making the syrup as per below)

Ingredients for Homemade Lime Syrup*
  • 2 – 3 limes
  • 200 g caster sugar
Method For the Lime Syrup
  • Measure 60 ml of lime juice into a heatproof jug
  • Add 40 ml of water
  • Pour into a saucepan along with zest and sugar
  • Heat gently gently, stirring until the sugar is dissolved but do not boil!
  • Strain through a sieve or piece of muslin into the heatproof jug
  • Allow to cool.
Method for the Gimlet With Homemade Lime Syrup or Lime Cordial
  • Meanwhile, chill your martini or coupe glass (the wideopen champagne glasses)
  • Once both the glass and the syrup are chilled and/or cool you’re ready.
  • Into a jug or cocktail shaker pour 50ml of the lime cordial or syrup
  • Add the Rosemullion Dry Gin
  • Add ice
  • Stir until the jug or shaker feels exceedingly cold!
  • Strain it carefully into your child glass
  • Garnish with your twist or slice of lime

Cheers from the Rosemullion Team,

July 2024

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