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G&Ts & Cocktails

Spring & Summer Cocktails

Martini

- Double measure of York Gin London Dry (or Outlaw)
- One tablespoon of Dry Vermouth
Olive, lemon peel or other garnish (we tried peppercorns with this one)

- Add the gin and the vermouth to a cocktail shaker that has plenty of ice.
- Depending on your preference, either stir or shake for about 20 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled Martini glass and add the garnish.

The Roman Fizz

  • 50ml York Gin Roman Fruit
  • Champagne, Cava or Prosecco
  • Fresh or frozen strawberries or raspberries
In a champagne flute, pour in the gin and then the fizz. Add the fruit. Enjoy!

Cocktail-Making Classes in York

Here's a delicious way to spend a couple of hours in York with your friends.
Learn the tips and tricks of cocktail making - and enjoy three delectable creations too.
It's all great fun - with laughter and joy all part of the experience.
It all happens from 7 until 9pm on Saturdays in the beautiful York Gin station shop.
You'll leave the class after two hours with the skills to impress your friends for years to come.

York Gin & Tonics

When you serve a York Gin & Tonic, use large chunks of ice (they don't melt as quickly), premium tonic and your favourite garnish.
Here are our recommended serves for all six of our gins:

London Dry: Fever-Tree Light. Curl of lemon peel.
Outlaw Navy Strength: Fever-Tree Indian Tonic. Black pepper.
Old Tom: Fever-Tree Light. Star Anise.
Grey Lady: Fever-Tree Light. Orange peel.
Chocolate & Orange: Fever-Tree Light. Fresh orange.
Roman Fruit: Fever-Tree Mediterranean or Lemonade. Strawberries & raspberries.

Here's a 30-second video showing you how to make the perfect G&T.

Cocktail making videos

English Martini

A classic English cocktail.

  • Ice in a martini coupe glass
  • Muddle (crush) rosemary in a separate glass or shaker
  • Large measure of York Gin Old Tom
  • Elderflower liqueur
  • Shake together...
  • Discard ice from the martini glass and strain your cocktail into the cold glass.
  • Garnish with rosemary

Strawberry Smash

We went to the brand new SOPHIE bar on Lendal Bridge to make this fantastic refreshing cocktail.

  • Fresh strawberries
  • York Gin Roman Fruit
  • Lemon juice
  • Sugar syrup (gomme), ice, basil, soda water
Muddle (crush) 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.

The Bramble

  • 50ml York Gin Outlaw
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 20ml Chambord
  • Blackberries, cubed ice, crushed ice
Muddle (crush) 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
  • Raspberries, ice
Muddle (crush) 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 & Orange Negroni

  • 25ml York Gin Chocolate & Orange
  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml red vermouth
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • Ice, 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 of the glass and dip in salt. Muddle (crush) four blueberries and add ice.
Add the gin and juices and stir. Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit.

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