Cocktails from Slingsby Gin

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Experts say that up to 80% of what we taste is through our nose. And if a drink looks good, it’s bound to taste good too. Choosing the right garnish is every bartender’s secret weapon.

“It should be visually captivating and deliver either a strong aroma or subtle flavour change to give the drink another level of depth.

Visually stimulating options such as dehydrated fruits tick both boxes because as they rehydrate, they release flavour and aroma, adding another sense to the drink”.

We ask Alex Hanson, mixologist for Slingsby Gin, for his top recipes and tips for creating garnishes at home. Spiralisers at the ready…

Tweet Sour

“Named after the famous Harrogate spa water well, the Tewit Sour is a vibrant Slingsby twist on the classic gin sour. The sumptuous blue hue from the creme de violette looks amazing when complimented by a vibrant lemon twist. We also recommend garnishing with some edible flowers”.

Ingredients
40ml Slingsby London Dry Gin
20ml sugar syrup
20ml fresh lemon juice
25ml egg white
5ml creme de violette
1 dash aromatic bitters

Instructions
Dry shake thoroughly, then wet shake before straining. Serve in a coupette glass and garnish with a lemon twist and edible flowers.

Slingsby Sling

Ingredients
40ml Slingsby London Dry Gin
20ml fresh lemon juice
15ml cherry brandy
15ml triple sec
5ml yellow charteuse
2 dashes aromatic bitters
80ml pineapple juice
10ml grenadine

Instructions
Serve in a short glass with no ice and a bitters flourish, this uses higher quality ingredients to complement the gin and harks back to the classic sling serve. Wet and dry shake.

Slingsby Fizz

Ingredients
40ml Slingsby London Dry Gin
60ml pink grapefruit juice
10ml elderflower syrup
20ml sugar syrup
Top up with 30ml soda water

Instructions
Serve over ice in a highball and garnish with a fresh grapefruit wedge and tarragon sprigs, this is a summery twist on a traditional Tom Collins.

Distiller’s Garden

“Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show, this refreshing cocktail is perfect for a long summer evening. The rosemary syrup adds a delicious herbal flavour and complements the citrus perfectly. We love adding some spiralised apple to the top which is a sure-fire way to impress guests”.

Ingredients
25ml Slingsby London Dry Gin
50ml Cloudy Apple Juice
25ml Lemon Juice
12.5ml Rosemary Syrup

Instructions
Shake and strain into a rocks glass with an ice ball. Garnish with spiralized apple and rosemary.

English Rose

25ml Slingsby Rhubarb Gin
12.5ml Rhubarb and rosehip cordial
Then top with 200ml Fentimans Rose Lemonade

Instructions
Build cocktail in a goblet and garnish with raspberries and a rose petal.

Purchase your bottle of Slingsby Gin here. RRP £39.99.

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