The longer daylight hours are definitely something to celebrate, so step into spring and celebrate the sunshine with these light and refreshing gin cocktails.

Limited Edition Jaisalmer Holi Negroni Bottled Cocktail  

To celebrate Holi Festival on 8th March Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin has created the limited edition Holi Negroni. Holi Festival is a popular ancient Hindu festival, also known as the “festival of spring”, the “festival of colours”, and the “festival of love”. The Jaisalmer Holi Negroni is available to purchase exclusively from Drink Supermarket at an RRP of £24.99 or free with all purchases of Jaisalmer Gin or Jaisalmer Gold Gin from Drink Supermarket. 

25ml Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin | 25ml Sweet Vermouth |  25ml Campari 

Stir all the ingredients over ice in a rocks glass until chilled and garnish with a twist of orange peel. 

Jaisalmer Gin Holi Negroni RRP: £24.99. ABV 28%. Available to purchase from Drink Supermarket 

New for Spring 2023: 57° Skye earth + sea Artists Club  

Created by two Isle of Skye natives after being inspired by the natural unspoilt beauty and fertile waters that surround the island, 57° Skye earth + sea London Dry Gin is new for spring 2023. 

40ml 57° Skye earth + sea London Dry Gin | 30ml Sherry | 20ml Raspberry Syrup | 15ml Fresh Lemon Juice | 5ml Egg White or Aquafaba

Shake all ingredients over ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries

57° Skye earth + sea London Dry Gin: RRP £40.99. ABV 43%. Available from 57° Skye Online Shop,  Master of Malt and Amazon

Lower Alcohol Option: Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence When Doves Cry

Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence is a full-strength gin designed to reduce the amount of product and thus alcohol required in a drink whilst also retaining the intensity of flavour. Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence is made using ten times the botanical concentration of their award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin, resulting in a lighter and deliciously refreshing gin, with all the taste and 90% less alcohol than the standard 50 ml serve.

5ml (5 pipettes) Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence | 60ml Pink Grapefruit Juice  | 25ml Lime Juice | 15ml Agave Syrup | Pinch of Sea Salt | Soda Water 

Shake all ingredients, except soda water, over ice. Strain into a rocks glass with ice and top with soda water. Garnish with a wedge of pink grapefruit.  

Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence RRP: £17.95 for 100ml (20 serves). ABV: 46%. Available from Cotswolds Distillery and Master of Malt 

Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation G&T Sunrise 

Owned by Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds, this small batch American gin is light on juniper with notes of pine wood, lavender and aniseed. The result is a gin smooth enough to drink neat and a great gin to enjoy in a number of cocktails.

40 ml Aviation American Gin | 20ml Bitter Aperitivo Liqueur | Tonic Water

Pour Aviation Gin and bitter aperitivo liqueur into glass filled with ice and top with tonic water. Gently stir and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Aviation American Gin: RRP: £28 for 700ml. ABV: 42%. Available to purchase from MorrisonsTescoWaitroseAmazon and Master of Malt  

Mermaid Pink Gin Bramble 

Mermaid Pink Gin infuses the fresh flavour of Isle of Wight strawberries with the smooth yet complex taste of the award-winning Mermaid Gin, creating an aromatic and refreshing drink.

50ml Mermaid Pink Gin | 25ml Lemon Juice | 10ml Sugar Syrup | 10ml Crème de Mure

Shake the first three ingredients with ice and strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Top with more crushed ice and drizzle over the Crème De Mure. Garnish with a blackberry and lemon slice

Mermaid Pink Gin: RRP from £38.00. ABV: 42%. Available from M&S, AmazonJohn LewisMaster of MaltThe Whisky ExchangeFenwick, Tesco and Waitrose