Naturally, they work incredibly well with citrus-lead Gins - like Cotswolds Dry Gin - helping to enhance the Gin’s botanicals. With age comes wisdom, so we’re joining in with grandma, and predicting this will be a favourite for years to come.
Mix as you would for a Gin and Tonic, and garnish with a slice of orange - the citrus will lift the flavours and cut through the spice like a knife through butter.
Use a punchy, juniper-heavy Gin such as No.3 Gin, Tanqueray No. Ten, or Sipsmith London Dry Gin.
Dry drinks for all palatesA classic Gin cocktail, the Tom Collins has been around since the late 1800s. A great choice for those who love the taste of Gin - this cocktail is simple and clean, and can be a great way to drink Gins with intense flavour profiles. Make it by mixing two parts Gin to one part fresh lemon juice and one part sugar syrup in a highball, fill with ice and top with soda water.
Arguably the other most famous Gin cocktail is the Martini. There are hundreds of variations on the iconic drink, from Espresso to Apple, but the traditional Martini should be made with Gin and Vermouth alone.
Dry, Dirty or with a Twist - however you take your Martini, purists will choose a great Gin to match. Plymouth Gin or The Botanist are great Gins with classic, strong flavour profiles. The classic Martini is two parts Gin to one part Vermouth, but it’s really up to you how you have it. Us? In the famous words of Noel Coward “A perfect martini should be made by filling a glass with Gin then waving it in the general direction of Italy.”
The Sweet StuffIn the run up to Christmas, Sloe Gin becomes ever more popular, be it sipped over ice, swigged neat from a hip flask, or enjoyed in front of a roaring fire. But add a lemon tonic, and it becomes a long, refreshing drink, bursting with flavour Sloe Gin and lemon may well be our new favourite winter tipple; all the sweetness of the Sloe Gin, with a sour, citrus twist that cuts through the liqueur.
We’d recommend two parts Sloe Gin to three parts lemon, but dial up the Gin if you prefer sweeter drinks. However you have it, this drink. kicks. ass.
Next time you’re reaching for the Gin bottle, rethink your mixer. Go down the road less travelled, change your tack, awaken your senses and go nuts. With Gin, almost anything goes.