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G&Ts & Cocktails

Serving York Gin: gorgeous gin and tonics and cracking cocktails

While we love a G&T here at York Gin, we're delighted to announce that all six of our gins can make wonderful cocktails.

From Negronis to Espresso Martinis, Corpse Revivers to Tom Collins, we hope these easy recipes will inspire you.

You don't need much kit - and they don't take forever to make. Happy experimenting!

York Gin perfect serves: Gin & Tonic

For a perfect G&T, use large chunks of ice (they don't melt as quickly). Add 50ml of York Gin and 100ml of premium tonic. Garnish to taste.
Watch YouTube 'How to make a York G&T' video (26 seconds) Recommended tonics and garnishes York Gin Chocolate & Orange: Fever-Tree Light or Clementine. Slice of fresh orange or cocoa nibs.

York Gin London Dry: Fever-Tree Light. Curl of lemon peel or juniper berries.
York Gin Roman Fruit: Fever-Tree Mediterranean or Lemonade. Dried hibiscus or fresh strawberries and raspberries.
York Gin Outlaw Navy Strength: Fever-Tree Indian Tonic. Black pepper.
York Gin Old Tom: Fever-Tree Light. Pink peppercorns or Star Anise.
York Gin Grey Lady: Fever-Tree Light. Orange peel.
Read our tips on how to taste gin like a pro

York Gin perfect serves: Cocktails
Each Friday at 12.30, York Gin joins the Victoria Charles Show on YorkMix Radio to make a Quick Cocktail in time for the weekend.
We also make a two-minute video for you to follow for you some inspiration for your cocktail making!

Strawberry Smash

Fresh Strawberries

York Gin Roman

Fruit Lemon Juice

Sugar syrup (gomme)




Water Muddle the strawberries, gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a highball, finish with ice, basil and top up with soda water.


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Bramble Cocktail
50ml York Gin Outlaw
25ml Lemon Juice
10ml Sugar syrup
20ml Chambord
Cubed Ice
Crushed Ice

Muddle a couple of blackberries in a tumbler. Shake gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and cubed ice in a cocktail shaker. Fill the tumbler to the top with crushed ice. Pour gin mixture over the crushed ice. Finally, drizzle Chambord over the top, creating a marble effect. Garnish with lemon peel or a blackberry.
Clover leaf
50ml York Gin London Dry
20ml red fruit cordial
15ml raspberry syrup
15ml lemon juice
1 egg white
Muddle a couple of raspberries in the bottom of the shaker to release the juice. Add gin, cordial, syrup and lemon juice followed by the egg white. Shake the ingredients before adding the ice - to emulsify the egg for a creamy cocktail. Add ice to the shaker and shake again. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with raspberries.
Chocolate and Orange Negroni
25ml York Gin Chocolate & Orange 
25ml Campari
25ml Red Vermouth
Soda water (optional to taste)

Pour the three ingredients into a tumbler full of ice.
Top up with soda to make a longer drink.
Garnish with burnt orange twist.
Salty Dog
50ml York Gin Old Tom
4 Blueberries
15ml Lemon juice
100ml Grapefruit juice
Salt, Fever-Tree Soda top, Ice

Run the grapefruit on the rim on the glass and dip in salt.
Muddle four blueberries and add ice, add the gin and juices and stir.
Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit.
More cocktail inspiration
Here are some Chocolate & Orange gin cocktails plus classics, including the Gimlet, Martini, Tom Collins and Martinez. Enjoy!
York Gin Chocolate & Orange Espresso Martini

25ml York Gin Chocolate & Orange
15ml Tia Maria
10ml Cointreau 
Shot of espresso

All shaken in a Boston shaker with ice (to cool the coffee)
Strain into a Martini glass
Add a dusting of chocolate
York Gin Chocolate Snowball

25ml York Gin Chocolate & Orange
35ml Advocaat

Serve over ice topped with soda.
Garnish with crumbled chocolate.
York Gin Outlaw Martini

60ml York Gin Outlaw
1 Tsp Dry Vermouth

Method:Add the gin, dry vermouth and some ice in a cocktail shaker. Either shake or stir the ingredients. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Serve with an olive on a cocktail stick.
York Gin Roman Fizz
50ml York Gin Roman Fruit
150ml Fever-Tree Sicilian Lemonade
Over ice in a tall glass

Garnish - Dried Fruit or hibiscus – enhances both the flavour and colour
Method:Ice first, gin next, then lemonade, gently stir and add your garnish.
Ginger Tom with Cinnamon
50ml Old Tom Gin
100ml Fever-Tree Ginger Ale
Garnish -  Cinnamon bark
Optional – Sugar syrup / Orange peel

Method: Ice first, gin next, then ginger ale, gently stir and add your garnish.

York Gin London Dry Gimlet
50ml York Gin London Dry
30-50ml Rose’s Lime Cordial
Dash of soda water (optional)
Fresh lime garnish
Put all the ingredients (except the garnish) into a long glass over ice, stir well.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with fresh lime.

York Gin Roman Fruit: Roman Fizz cocktail
25ml York Gin Roman Fruit
Prosecco or Champagne
Raspberries and hibiscus

Add the gin then the fizz followed by the garnish.

Classics don Negroni (a homage to Dame Prof Mary Beard, our celebrity fan)
25m20ml York Gin Roman Fruit
20ml Sweet Vermouth - Carpano Antica, Cinzano Rosso or Punt e Mes
20ml Campari
Lots of ice
Garnish: Fresh orange peel

Pour York Gin Roman Fruit, Campari and sweet vermouth into a mixing glass, add the ice and give it a good stir until it's chilled. 
Strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with orange peel..

York Gin Old Tom Collins
50ml York Gin Old Tom
25ml lemon juice
25ml sugar syrup
125ml chilled soda water
Garnish: Slice of lemon

Build the drink over lots of ice in a Collins or a hi-ball glass, stir and add a slice of lemon at the end.

Susy Atkins Martinez
40ml York Gin Old Tom
40ml sweet red vermouth
10ml orange liqueur (eg Cointreau)
Dash of orange bitters (optional)
Ice cubes
Garnish: Twist of lemon juice

Stir all the liquid ingredients over ice, then strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a thin, twisted strip of lemon zest.

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