HOW TO GET EXPERIMENTAL WITH GIN

HOW TO GET EXPERIMENTAL WITH GIN


How To Get Experimental With Gin

Gin has pretty much been the talking point of most cocktail menus for the past few years, as it became the most trending and consumed alcoholic beverage in the world. Sales of gin started to sky rocket, it was less about crying and more about kicking back in the sunshine sipping something tropical. So today I want you to bore off with your classic G&T as we talk through some of my favourite recipes that you can try at home or ask for in your local bar to ensure you can zest up your palette with a few new additions with The Cocktail Service who provide mobile cocktail bar hire and know a thing or two about making excellent groundbreaking cocktails! 



Firstly is a cocktail that I tried for the first time whilst I was in Hamburg, Germany and immediately fell in love with its botanical balance of sweetness and fresh qualities. The Gin Basil Smash. Frankly it couldn’t be easier and only takes a few moments to throw together. It was created in Le Lion, Paris and is beautiful on a warm day as it’s so fresh and zesty. Here’s how you can make it: 

Ingredients

10 Basil Leaves

50ml Gin

25ml Lemon Juice 

15ml Gomme

Garnish: Bail Leaf

Glassware: Rocks

How To Make

Shake all ingredients and Strain over ice. Garnish.


Gin Basil Smash

gin basil smash


Blackberry Gin Fizz

bramble cocktail

Next up we have the Blackberry Gin Fizz which is an excellent pairing with gin as the intense sweetness has enough robustness to cope with the strong gin flavours. It would make a fantastic serving at a dinner party because of the beautiful rich reds and aesthetic of the blackberries. Here’s all you need to know on how to wow your guests with these colourful beverages. 

Ingredients

25ml Gin

15ml Crème De Mure

25ml Lime Juice

5 Blackberries

Top Soda

Garnish: Blackberry

Glassware: Rocks 

How To Make

Add blackberries to a shaker and muddle (crush). Add rest of ingredients, except the soda, and shake. Strain into a rocks glass and top soda.

I love heading out for a night out and ordering myself in a Sloe Gin Fizz, you can’t help but feel super sophisticated when combining Sloe gin and champagne together. If you’ve got some champers why not spruce up your drinks with the ultimate combination! 

Ingredients 

40ml Sloe Gin

25ml Lemon Juice

15ml Gomme

Egg White

Top Champagne

Glassware: Champagne Flute

Garnish: N/A

How To Make

Combine the sloe gin, lemon juice, egg white and gomme into a shaker. Shake well without ice. Add ice and shake again. Strain into a champagne flute and top with Champagne.

Sloe Gin Fizz

sloe gin fizz


Red Snapper

red snapper cocktail

I absolutely adore a Bloody Mary, and this twist on a classic cocktail will surprise you with it’s excellent qualities for any gin lover that loves a spicy kick. 

Ingredients

50ml Gin

25ml Lemon Juice

6- 10 dashes of Worcester Sauce

Tabasco Sauce to taste

Shake of Celery Salt

Black Pepper

½ Spoon Horseradish Sauce

Top with Clamato Juice.

Glassware: Collins

Garnish: Celery Stick & Lemon Slice

 

How To Make

Add all ingredients into the collins glass and stir, making sure the horseradish is nicely mixed in. Add Ice and garnish.

If you’re still on the hunt for some excellent cocktail recipes then head over to The Cocktail Service’s post on The Best 25 Gin Cocktail Recipes Ever for some serious inspiration! 

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