Scottish gin brands share their favourite cocktail recipes

Gin is the in drink right now, and our country is producing some of the best. Consider a signature serve for your big day

Edinburgh Gin

“Sweet and sour, with a lingering warmth from our Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur, this is our unique twist on the classic Bramble, and the warming ginger notes make it a great choice for autumn and winter weddings.”

Candied Bramble

Ingredients

  • 25ml Edinburgh Gin
  • 20ml Edinburgh Gin’s Rhubarb & Ginger Liqueur
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 15ml Crème de Mure
  • Garnish – blackberry and a curl of fresh ginger

Method

  1. Add gin, liqueur and lemon juice to a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake until ice cold.
  3. Strain into a rock glass filled with crushed ice.
  4. Drizzle Crème de Mure over the top of the ice.
  5. Garnish with a blackberry and curl of fresh ginger.

www.edinburghgin.com


Gin Bothy

“The Raspberry Fizz cocktail is a perfect celebratory drink. Fresh fruit gin, no additives, colours or preservatives – just gin, fresh raspberries and sugar added to prosecco or champagne to set the scene for a fantastic reception, or pre-ceremony welcome.”

Raspberry Fizz

Ingredients

  • Gin Bothy Raspberry Liqueur — 35 ml (or double up if you want an extra fruity gin fizz!)
  • Prosecco or Champagne
  • Fresh Raspberries
  • Mint

Method

  1. Add the Gin Bothy Raspberry Liqueur to a champagne flute glass.
  2. Top up with prosecco or champagne.
  3. Add fresh raspberries.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

www.ginbothy.co.uk


Oro Gin

“Traditionally, espresso martinis steer clear of gin as the bitter notes can clash with the coffee, opting for a vodka base instead. However, we’ve found that our extra-smooth, Scottish dry gin works beautifully with coffee, to create a brand-new twist on this simple yet impressive cocktail, full of body and flavour.”

Gin Espresso Martini

Ingredients

  • 60ml strong Italian coffee
  • 40ml Oro Gin
  • 10ml Monin gomme syrup
  • Ice
  • Coffee beans to garnish

Method

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then pour the coffee, Oro Gin and Monin gomme syrup on top
  2. Shake hard for 12 seconds – you want the ice to break up a bit, which will chill the drink and create that lovely frothy top
  3. Double strain into a coupe or martini
  4. Garnish with a few coffee beans and serve

www.orogin.co.uk


Stirling Gin

“We originally designed our Bloody Scotland cocktail for the Bloody Scotland crime writing festival but it has become our signature drink. It is inspired by the Battle of Bannockburn and we think it’s the ideal Scottish wedding cocktail for colder weather as it brings to mind the dark and dangerous times of Medieval Scotland and the need for a celebration no matter the weather.”

Ingredients

  • 25ml Stirling Gin
  • 50ml blood orange syrup
  • 50ml cranberry juice
  • 25ml lime juice
  • Soda

Method

  1. Add ice and the gin, syrup and juice to a tall glass
  2. Mix thoroughly with a stirrer
  3. Top up with soda water

stirlinggin.co.uk

 

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