Girls Day Out

Try 6 Classic Cocktails for the Summer Season!

Autumn is almost here girls, so we thought why wave goodbye to summer when you can have a touch of paradise in a glass! So we've put together 6 classic cocktail recipes for a night in with the girls, perfect for the Autumn season to brighten up your day! Better yet each of the cocktail brands will be at the show for you to try something new this season...

1) Strawberries & Dream / Metropolitan Cocktail Bar & Restaurant

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Ingredients:

  • 25ml of Gray Goose Original Vodka
  • 25ml of Fraise des Bois
  • 12.5ml of Gomme
  • 25ml of Creme & Milk
  • 1 eggwhite
  • Lots of Ice
  • Top up with Rose Prosecco

Method: This simple summer recipe is perfect for brightening up any gloomy day, a strawberry dream! Simply pour in 25ml of Gray Goose Original Vodka, 25ml of Fraise des Bois, 12.ml of Gomme, 25ml of Creme & Milk and egg-white to give a silky, foamy texture to your cocktail into your cocktail shaker. Give it a good shake, add plenty of ice and keep on shaking! Pour your cocktail mixture through a cocktail strainer and top up with rose prosecco and you've got yourself the perfect cocktail to give you summer time sweetness.

2) Plum Sour / Edinburgh Gin

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Ingredients

  • 25ml Edinburgh Gin
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 25ml Edinburgh Gin's Plum & Vanilla Liqueur
  • 1 egg white

Method: This heady vanilla and sweet plum cocktail is the perfect pairing! A zingy take on a classic sour to give you a summer treat in the depths of Winter. Simply dry shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker, then add ice and shake again. Double-strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a plum wedge.

3) Floral Citrus / Verdant Spirit

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Ingredients:

  • 1 oz gin
  • 1 oz elderflower liqueur
  • 1 oz ruby grapefruit juice (fresh-squeezed, strained)
  • 1 oz orange juice (fresh-squeezed, strained)
  • 1/4 oz lemon juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • 4 leaves fresh rosemary

Method: Verdant Gin has a tasty citrus flavouring, adding a real zest to your cocktail. Simply muddle fresh rosemary, lemon juice, and simple syrup together. Add Verdant gin, elderflower liqueur, ruby grapefruit juice and orange juice. Shake well. Pour into a rock glass with ice cubes and stir. Garnish with an orange twist and fresh rosemary sprig. ​

4) Pom Fizz Cocktail / Orkney Gin

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Ingredients:

  • 3 Ounces Orkney Johnsmas Gin
  • 16 Ounces Club Soda
  • 1½ Ounces Pomegranate Juice
  • ½ Ounce Simple Syrup
  • Sliced Lime for Garnish
  • Pomegranate Seeds for Garnish

Items You’ll Need:

  • Lowball Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Muddler or Bar Spoon

Method: Orkney Johnsmas Gin is inspired by the long, clear days of an Orkney summer.  Fragrant, fresh and light, Johnsmas Gin is crafted using a variety of hand picked seasonal botanicals from their islands and beyond to capture the clean and refreshing floral notes of midsummer. To make this tasty cocktail simply press sliced lime against the bottom of a lowball glass with a bar spoon or muddler, to release the citrus juice. Add Orkney gin, pomegranate juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 15 to 20 seconds, or until chilled to desired temperature. Pour over ice into prepared lowball glass, and top with club soda. Stir gently to combine. Garnish with pomegranate seeds, and enjoy!

5) NB Sea Dog / NB Gin

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Ingredients:

  • 2 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 50ml NB Gin
  • Fresh Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • 2 twists of black pepper
  • Wedge of lemon

Method: A summertime treat, this cocktail is comprised of fresh thyme, pink grapefruit juice and a hint of black pepper, combined with NB Gin to create a unique, modern cocktail. Place the thyme in a tall glass; add crushed ice and the NB Gin; top up with the grapefruit juice. Add a couple of twists of black pepper and a wedge of lemon.

6) Angus Old Fashioned / Ogilvy Spirit

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Ingredients:

  • 50ml Ogilvy vodka
  • 15ml salted caramel syrup*
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • 2 dashes of peach bitters
  • As much ice as you like
  • Amarena cherries or an orange twist

Method: Nestled in the heart of Angus, Hatton of Ogilvy Farm reclines across rich land of rare heritage, tended by a family for four generations! To make this classic cocktail simply combine all of your main ingredients together and stir to 50% dilution. Pour the liquid into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with Amarena cherries or a tantalizing orange twist.

* To make syrup from scratch add one cup of white sugar to a pan and cook on a medium-to-high heat until it dissolves. Leave it for a few minutes to cool down, then tip in one cup of boiling water and a teaspoon of rock salt, before stirring until fully mixed. Note that the reaction between the hot caramel and boiling water can create a large amount of steam, or spoil the syrup, so add the water in one go and make sure the pan has cooled to prevent this.

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