If you are looking for a new low alcohol alternative to enjoy with family at home during January then why not try Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence. 


Oliver Morris, Head Mixologist at The Cotswolds Distillery has created four Cotswold Dry Gin Essence cocktails, perfect for those mindful drinkers looking to cut down on their weekly units. 

Launched last month by The Cotswolds Distillery, Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence is designed to reduce the amount of alcohol required in a G&T and gin-based cocktails, whilst at the same time retaining the intensity of flavour.

It is made by using ten times the botanical concentration of their award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin which results in a huge amount of flavour per unit of alcohol.

Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence is so rich in botanical character that just 5 ml is needed for a full flavour G&T, which has 1/10th of the alcohol of the usual Cotswolds signature serve.

The recommended amount for one Gin Essence serve is five full pipette drops of gin, 5 ml (a teaspoon). Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence contains 14 calories per 5 ml serve and just 0.23 units of alcohol. 

Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence G&T 


5 ml (5 pipettes) Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence 

200 ml of tonic water 

A slice of fresh pink grapefruit and a bay leaf to garnish

Method: Simply add Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence to your favourite tonic water and garnish with a slice of fresh pink grapefruit and a bay leaf.

Raspberry & Elderflower Cooler 


5 ml (5 full pipettes) Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence 

15 ml Elderflower cordial 

7.5 ml lime juice (or 2 wedges)

8 raspberries 

Kombucha or soda 

Method: Muddle raspberries in a rocks glass, add ice and the rest of the ingredients. Top up with kombucha or soda water and stir. Garnish with raspberry and a viola flower 


Ting Ã¢â‚¬Ëœa’ ling 

5 ml (5 pipettes) Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence 

10 ml lime juice 

8 mint leaves 

Ginger ale 

Method: Bruise mint leaves in the base of a highball glass. Add some ice and the rest of the ingredients. Stir well and garnish with fresh mint and a wedge of lime.


Quintessence Spritz 

5 ml (5 pipettes) Cotswolds Dry Gin Essence

30 ml grapefruit juice 

3 drops of rose water 

Soda water

Method: Add all the ingredients into an ice-filled glass and stir. Garnish with a wedge of pink grapefruit and a sprig of rosemary

RRP: £14.95 for 100ml (20 serves). ABV: 46%. Available from www.cotswoldsdistillery.com

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