With spring fast approaching and the dark nights getting shorter, here are some easy gin cocktails to get you in the early summertime mood. From Aviation American Gin – crafted in small batches in Oregon and Jaisalmer Gin from India, to the classic English Cotswolds, Pinkster and Mermaid Gins – each gin providing a beautiful base for a springtime cocktail.
Aviation Gin Sunrise G & T
40ml Aviation American Gin | 30ml Bitter Aperitivo Liqueur | 90ml Tonic Water | Mint Sprig
Pour Aviation Gin & Bitter Aperitivo Liqueur into glass filled with Ice and top with Tonic Water. Gently stir and garnish with Mint Sprig.
Aviation American Gin RRP: £28 for 700ml. ABV: 42%. Aviation American Gin is available to purchase from: Morrisons, Tesco, Waitrose, Amazon and Master of Malt
Naked Pinkster G&T
Pinkster Spritz is a lower alcohol spirit drink in two flavours, Raspberry & Hibiscus and Elderflower & Raspberry.
Made with gin-soaked raspberries left over from producing Pinkster, it is bottled at 24% ABV and is designed to be the ideal base for a light and refreshing spritz.
Elderflower & Raspberry is crafted using foraged wild elderflower from the East Anglian hedgerows and Pinkster’s signature real raspberries. The Raspberry & Hibiscus expression is infused with exotic hibiscus flowers.
RRP: £28.00 for 70 cl / £5.00 for 5 cl .Available online from www.pinkstergin.comMaster of Malt and Drinkshop.com
Cotswolds No 1 Wildflower Gin Spritz
50ml Cotswolds No. 1 Wildflower Gin | Premium Tonic Water
Add ice to a copa glass and pour in Cotswolds No 1 Wildflower Gin. Top up with premium tonic water and garnish with a slice of orange.Cotswolds No.1 Wildflower Gin: RRP: £34.95 for 700ml bottle. ABV: 41.7%.
Cotswolds No. 1 Wildflower Gin is available from: cotswoldsdistillery.com , Master of Malt and Amazon
Mermaid Pink Gin Picante
50ml Mermaid Pink Gin | 30ml Lime Juice | 10ml Agave/honey/sugar syrup
Shake over ice, strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a sprig of coriander
Mermaid Pink Gin RRP from £38.00. ABV: 42%. Available from John Lewis, Harvey Nichols and Fenwick
30ml Jaisalmer | 30ml Martini Rosso | 30ml Campari
Combine all ingredients over ice and stir
Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin RRP: £34.95 for 70cl. ABV 43%Available from Amazon, The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt
Grapefruit and Rosemary Gin & Tonic
Whilst the flavours of Bathtub Gin Grapefruit & Rosemary work fantastically in a wide variety of cocktails (try mixing it up in your Negroni for a great twist on the classic drink), the juicy grapefruit notes and fragrant, floral rosemary work beautifully together to create the perfect bittersweet gin and tonic.
– 50ml Bathtub Gin Grapefruit & Rosemary
-150ml Premium Tonic Water
-Grapefruit Slice (for garnish)
Fill your glass with lots of ice, and pour over the Bathtub Gin Grapefruit & Rosemary. Top up with premium tonic water and garnish with a slice of grapefruit.
Price – RRP: £33.95