Christmas is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking of what booze to get into the house to enjoy with family and friends.
This week's cocktail is a gem from Reverend Hubert, whose Winter Gin Liqueur recipe was created by The Reverend Hubert Bell Lester in 1904 and updated to what it is today by his great-grandson Thomas Lester.
Reverend Hubert's Champagne Cocktail
Place a sugar cube in your glass and sprinkle dashes of Angostura orange bitters (or original) on the cube.
Next add 15ml of Reverend Hubert's winter liqueur.
Top up with Champagne or Prosecco.
Finally drop in a Maraschino cherry.
The Cotswolds Distillery have introduce their own twist on the classic Old Tom Gin.
Dating back to the 18th century, at a time when gin was consumed in copious amounts, this juniper spirit was traditionally sweetened with sugar or liquorice to conceal the astringent qualities of the substandard spirit. Thanks to the thriving craft cocktail scene, Old Tom Gins based on traditional recipes have made a comeback in the past few years.
The Cotswolds Old Tom has sweet, woody notes from liquorice root balanced with zesty orange citrus and light spice from the ginger.
We enjoy our Old Tom neat, garnished with fresh orange peel, or why not try a Tom Collins cocktail by adding lemon juice, soda and sugar syrup.
It's available now in-store and online.
500ml | 42% ABV | £29.95
Did you know it's Negroni week? And did you know that one of the greatest cocktails in 100 years old this year?
The Lygon Arms in Broadway are celebrating in style with four takes on the cocktail and have shared their classic recipe with us.
25ml Sweet Vermouth
· Pour all the ingredients into a stirring glass filled with ice
· Add 1 slice of orange to the stirring glass
· Stir the ingredients with ice for 30 seconds
· Strain the mixture over fresh ice in an old fashioned glass
· Garnish with a fresh orange wheel
Check out their other creations HERE.
The Cotswolds Distillery have opened their second shop in Broadway.
It stocks a full range of their stunning products and has a "Masterclass" room upstairs, where visitors can blend their own gin and whisky.
This is their second satellite shop after opening on the high street in Bourton on the Water in 2018.
You can find the shop directly opposite The Lygon Arms in the heart of the village.
To book a Masterclass or for any further information, visit www.cotswoldsdistillery.com
Gin & Juice is launching tonight (Thursday 28th February) at No.131 in Cheltenham, transforming the venue into a bustling, late night destination every weekend with over 350 Gins that will amaze beginners and satisfy connoisseurs.
Skilfully paired with our original cocktail list and resident DJ’s, No.131 is sure to resume it’s social stature at the heart of Cheltenham's party scene.
During the day, Gin & Juice will also be offering an all day brunch menu, making it a perfect place to work from.
Is this the perfect cocktail for Christmas morning? We think so!
The clever folk at The Cotswolds Distillery have created A Very Merry Berry which is full of flavours from the hedgerow, which dance on the bubbles of the Champagne.
25ml Cotswolds Distillery Hedgerow Gin
15ml fresh cranberry juice
HOW TO CREATE
Pour measures of Hedgerow Gin and cranberry juice into a Champagne flute and top up with Champagne, gently stir and serve.
Cheltenham Racecourse welcomes back National Hunt Racing for the 2018/19 this October and what better way to celebrate than with a gin cocktail named after Gold Cup winner Native River from the wonderful Cheltenham Gin.
Here's the recipe;
25ml Cheltenham gin
Top with Spiced Orange Ginger Ale
Orange Segment to Garnish
Rosemary to Garnish
Click HERE for all the Cheltenham Racecourse fixtures
With the arrival of autumn, it's great to see Hedgerow Gin is back in stock at The Cotswolds Distillery.
Cotswolds Hedgerow Gin is a take on a sloe gin made with locally foraged fruit and Cotswolds Dry Gin.
It is a rich and full bodied gin and perfect on its own, mixed with champagne or in a hot drink.
Summer is almost up and autumn is well and truly on its way, however, that doesn't mean that our cocktail shakers should be put away. The Cotswolds Distillery's Head of Mixology Ollie Morris has created some amazing cocktails for all seasons. We have picked an awesome dessert cocktail that showcases sweet and tart autumn delights with a delicious crumble finish.
45ml Cotswolds Dry Gin
15ml Cinnamon Liqueur
12.5ml Lime juice
50ml Apple Juice
8ml Orgeat (almond syrup)
HOW TO CREATE
Rim the martini glass with oat crumble. Muddle 8 blackberries in the Boston tin, fill with ice and add all the other ingredients. Shake and strain into a martini glass and serve.
Crumble rim, apple & blackberry
After taking 3 years to perfect, Cheltenham Gin is a wonderful new cloudy gin inspired by Cheltenham Racecourse.
Each bottle of Cheltenham Gin contains a unique blend of botanicals, including fresh zest from Spanish oranges and limes and benefits from a double distillation process to create a gin with a very refined, smooth and elegant palate.
The wonderful fresh, clean start continues to deeper spices on the mid-palate, adding length and complexity.