Trevethan Gin Cocktails

So it's been a hectic summer of festivals, tasting and generally just swimming in Gin! All the distractions of the summer rush have meant we've not been able to write about our events as much as we would like and we have been inundated with people asking for recipes of the drinks we've been out there making for them.

So now that we've had time to sit down, breath and get ready for the next rush (Christmas, yes I can't believe I just said that word either) we thought we would put pen to paper on our favourite cocktails so you can all go out (or stay in) and enjoy them this weekend.

So without further ado, we give you.......The Trevethan Gin Cocktail Menu.

Norman's Elderflower Surprise

This is a martini style cocktail with a few twist, it's extremely easy to drink and shows off the complexity of Trevethan Gin perfectly.

INGREDIENTS

  1. Trevethan Cornish Craft Gin
  2. Vanilla pods
  3. Lemon grass
  4. Stem Ginger
  5. Cucumber
  6. Elderflower Liqueur
  7. Luscombes Cloudy Lemonade

PREPARATION

Pour 50ml of Trevethan Cornish Craft Gin into a cocktail shaker and then add around 30ml of Elderflower Liqeuer. Next cut a 2cm piece of lemongrass, ginger and vanilla pod and add them to the liquid. Cut 4 slices of cucumber and chop them into quarters and in they go as well.

Take a spoon or the flat end of a cocktail stirrer and begin to "muddle" and "press" the ingredients around in the Gin and Liqueur mix. Do this for around a minute.

Leave your mixture to sit while you prepare you martini glass. Take your glass and add in a few ice cubes, if you're really prepared you can also keep you glass in the freezer. Let the ice cubes gently chill the glass while you return to your cocktail. Strain the mixture twice through a cocktail strainer or sieve into another glass or cocktail shaker. Once you've strained the mix  remove the ice cubes from the the maritni glass maybe dry it out slightly and pour in your Gin Liqueur cocktail. Next top up the martini glass with around 20ml of Luscombes Cloudy Lemonade (Other lemonades are available) and garnish with a stick or lemongrass and maybe a sprig of thyme.

Sit back relax and enjoy! You can also make up a stock of the base Gin Liqueur and keep it in a cocktail shaker in the fridge to make the replenishment process quicker!

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The Trevethan Martini

A very simple yet sophisticated Martini cocktail made with the best Gin in the world!

INGREDIENTS

  1. Trevethan Cornish Craft Gin
  2. Knightor Dry Vermouth
  3. Lemon grass
  4. Thyme

PREPARATION

This one couldn't be easier. Add 50ml of Trevethan Cornish Gin to a cocktail shaker with 25-30ml of dry vermouth. Next add a 2cm piece of lemongrass and a sprig of rosemary and stir. 

Chill down a martini glass again and double strain the cocktail into the glass. Next wrap a sprig of rosemary around a piece of lemongrass and add as a garnish.

This is the drink of true gin connoisseur and is our Distiller John's personal favourite. 

The Trevethan Slammer

Ok this is a bit more fun one; a cocktail for the final few summer days we get between now and October, before it's jackets and jumpers for the next 6 months!

INGREDIENTS

  1. Trevethan Cornish Craft Gin
  2. Southern Comfort
  3. Campari (or Amaretto)
  4. Fresh Orange Juice
  5. Orange pieces
  6. Sprig of Rosemary

PREPARATION

Add 30ml of Trevethan Gin, Southern Comfort and Campari into a cocktail shaker full of ice. Cut a slice of orange, chop into small triangle segments and add to the mix. Shake vigorously.

Strain into a highball glass with ice, top up the glass with fresh orange and throw in an orange segment and sprig of rosemary. Sit back, relax and wait to start slurring your words because this is a strong one!

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Hope everyone has great weekend and don't forget to drink responsibly, or at least have a stab at faking responsible behaviour.