York Gin Old Tom, light tonic, lots of ice, Garnish: Pink peppercorns or Star Anise.
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), 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.
Nose: Warm, hints of star anise and cinnamon, softly aromatic.
Palate: Slightly sweet, herbaceous and floral, rich, warming spice.
Finish: Mid-range finish with cooling flavours.
Aftertaste: Long, lingering, earthy with hint of liquorice.
Botanicals: juniper, coriander seeds, angelica root, cardamom, cinnamon bark, dried lemon peel, orris root, black pepper and grains of paradise.