COCKTAIL ReCIPES

Looking for cocktail inspiration? Grab your shaker and get mixing.

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INK & TONIC

The classic. Use a premium tonic and choose some seasonal garnish - try citrus (grapefruit, orange, lime), herbs (thyme, mint or rosemary) or fresh strawberries.

Ingredients

  • 30ml Ink Gin

  • 120ml premium tonic

  • Seasonal garnish.

Method

Pour gin and tonic over ice. Garnish and serve.

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SOUTHSIDE

Named after the south side of Chicago and one of Al Capone’s favourite cocktails, the Southside is delicious, fresh and simple to mix.

Ingredients

  • 60ml Ink Gin

  • 30ml lime juice

  • 20ml simple syrup

  • Mint leaves 

Method

Shake gin, juice and syrup, plus three mint leaf, in a shaker with ice. Double strain into a coupe glass and float a mint leaf on top to garnish.

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FRENCH 75

Simple and elegant, as any classic should be. This cocktail dates back to World War I, but never gets old.

Ingredients

  • 30ml Ink Gin

  • 15ml fresh lemon juice

  • 15ml simple syrup

  • 60ml Champagne / Prosecco

  • Lemon peel

Method

Pour gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup to an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake hard until well chilled and strain into a champagne flute. Top up with Prosecco. Garnish with a lemon twist.

 
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SLOE & STEADY

Ingredients

45ml Ink Sloe & Berry Gin

60ml tonic

60ml soda

Squeeze of lime

Method

Build up ingredients, add more or less soda or tonic to your taste. Add a squeeze of lime.

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BERRYCANE

Ingredients

45ml Ink Sloe & Berry Gin

15ml Husk Pure Cane Rum

15ml lemon juice

15ml Davidson Plum syrup

Method

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, shake. Pour over ice in a highball glass, garnish with a sprig of rosemary.

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BITTERLY SLOE

Ingredients

45ml Ink Sloe & Berry Gin

15ml Ink Gin

15ml Sweet Vermouth

30ml Orange juice

2 dashes Rhubarb Bitters

Splash of soda

Method

Shake all ingredients except soda. Pour over ice into a rocks glass and top up with soda. Garnish with mint.

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GRAPEFRUIT NEGRONI

A refreshing mix of floral, citrus, sweet and bitter.  

Ingredients

  • 30ml Ink Gin

  • 20ml Lillet blanc

  • 20ml Pampelle Aperitif

  • Grapefruit peel

Method

Pour all ingredients over ice into a short tumbler glass. Stir for 10 seconds. Twist and drop the grapefruit peel as garnish, letting the oils spray into the glass as you twist.

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ELDERFLOWER CUP

Introduce a sweet touch of elderflower blossom - perfect for those who don’t like tonic water.  

Ingredients

  • 45ml Ink Gin

  • 10ml Elderflower Liqueur

  • 90ml soda water

  • Cucumber

  • Lime

Method

Muddle lime and cucumber in a glass. Pour over ice, gin, elderflower liqueur and soda.

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INKUCUMBER COLLINS 

The Tom Collins has immortalised itself into one of the most iconic gin cocktails around. Traditionally garnished with maraschino cherry, the cucumber adds a cool taste to the collins.

Ingredients

  • 60ml Ink Gin

  • 30ml lemon juice

  • 15ml simple syrup

  • Soda Water

  • Cucumber slice 

Method

In a – guess what – Collins glass, add ice, gin, juice and syrup. Stir well, top up with soda. Garnish with cucumber slices.

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SLOE ON THE ROCKS

Ingredients

45ml Ink Sloe & Berry Gin

Rocks

Grapefruit slice for garnish

Method

You know the drill.

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SLOE SOUR

Ingredients

60ml Ink Sloe & Berry Gin

30ml lemon juice

15ml sugar syrup

15ml aquafaba (chickpea juice)

Method

Dry shake (no ice) all ingredients, then shake again with ice. Double strain into a balloon glass.

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CHARLIE CHAPLIN

Ingredients

45ml Ink Sloe & Berry Gin

15ml Apricot Brandy Liqueur

15ml Lime Juice

15ml sugar syrup

Method

Shake all ingredients with ice, double strain. Garnish with grapefruit peel or maraschino cherry.



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