Thursday, 13 July 2017

Anyone For Gin ?? Hayman’s Gin Summer Cocktail Classics



As warmer weather is fast approaching, Hayman’s the original English Gin Makers, have added a dash of Englishness to classic cocktails - perfect to enjoy on lazy summer days in the garden. Introducing three refreshing cocktails; English Ruby Fizz, Lavender Lady and Victorian Mojito, each recipe incorporates Hayman’s London Dry Gin, seasonal fruits, mixers and flavours to create traditional summer cocktails but with a delicious twist.

Hayman’s English Ruby Fizz
Semi-sweet, refreshing and with an eye-catching pink tint, the English Ruby Fizz is the ideal al fresco cocktail.  The sweet taste of the raspberries partners perfectly with the spicy ginger notes.



Makes 1 : Ingredients:
50ml Hayman’s London Dry Gin
20ml lime juice
10ml sugar syrup or Grenadine
4-8 fresh raspberries or raspberry syrup
Ginger Ale to top with
Lime wheel and fresh raspberries to garnish

Method:
Fill a highball glass with plenty of large cubes of ice
Set aside the ginger ale and garnish, and combine all remaining ingredients in a shaker with the ice
Shake well for approximately 12 seconds
Double strain into the highball allowing the liquid to run over the ice
Top with ginger ale
Garnish with a lime wheel and raspberries

Hayman’s Lavender Lady
The Lavender Lady is the Hayman’s take on the traditional sour White Lady cocktail.   The egg white creates a silky mixture, which perfectly accompanies the honey and Cointreau.  Top the cocktail with a sprig of Lavender, and sit back in the garden and relax.



Makes 1 : Ingredients:
50ml Hayman’s London Dry Gin
20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
10ml of locally sourced honey or 20ml of honey water
10ml Cointreau
1 medium egg white
Dash of orange bitters
Sprig of lavender to garnish

Honey water:
Combine equal parts of honey and hot water
Stir until mixed

Method:
Add cubed ice to a cocktail shaker
Pour the Hayman’s London Dry Gin over the ice
Add all the remaining ingredients, except the garnish
Give all the ingredients a very hard shake and strain into cocktail glass
Garnish with a sprig of lavender

Hayman’s Victorian Mojito

Nothing says summer like a sun lounger, a good book and a refreshing minty mojito in the back garden.   The Victorian Mojito combines Hayman’s London Dry Gin with fresh mint and lime juice balanced with sugar syrup to create an ideal English classic.



Makes 1 : Ingredients:
50ml Hayman’s London Dry Gin
25ml freshly squeezed lime juice
20ml sugar syrup
Premium tonic water or soda water
Freshly picked mint leaves

Method:
Fill a highball glass with cracked or crushed ice and a few fresh mint leaves
Pour in the Hayman’s London Dry Gin and let it run down over the ice
Add the lime juice and sugar syrup
Churn vigorously ensuring the ingredients are well mixed
Top with the tonic water or soda water
Garnish with a mint sprig


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