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.
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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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25ml Lemon Juice
10ml Sugar syrup
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.
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.
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.
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.
25ml York Gin Chocolate & Orange
15ml Tia Maria
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
25ml York Gin Chocolate & Orange
Serve over ice topped with soda.
Garnish with crumbled chocolate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prosecco or Champagne
Raspberries and hibiscus
Add the gin then the fizz followed by the garnish.
20ml Sweet Vermouth - Carpano Antica, Cinzano Rosso or Punt e Mes
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..
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.
40ml sweet red vermouth
10ml orange liqueur (eg Cointreau)
Dash of orange bitters (optional)
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.