St.Giles Gin - makers of fine gin

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How to enjoy

St. Giles Gin is remarkably smooth and makes a great sipping gin - so enjoy on its own with ice, or with a splash of your favourite tonic and twist of orange.

With its subtle flavour, St. Giles Gin also makes an excellent base for cocktails, so here are some classic recipes to try.

St.Giles Martini

St.Giles Martini

This classic cocktail is pure sophistication. The ideal early evening aperitif.

Ingredients

  • 50ml St.Giles Gin, chilled
  • 25ml Dry Vermouth, chilled
  • Twist of lemon peel, or an olive to garnish

Method

Place St. Giles Gin and a Martini glass in the freezer for at least half an hour before making this cocktail. Half fill a mixing glass with ice, then pour in the St. Giles Gin and Vermouth (adjust ratio of gin to vermouth to suit your taste). Stir well then strain into the chilled cocktail glass. Squeeze the oil from the lemon peel into the drink or alternatively, garnish with an olive.

Tom Collins

Tom Collins

Another gin cocktail classic, this versatile longer drink offers the ultimate refreshment, especially when the sun is shining.

Ingredients

  • 50ml St Giles Gin
  • 25ml Lemon juice
  • 25ml Sugar syrup (2 parts sugar to 1 of water)
  • Soda water
  • Wedge of lemon

Method

Pour lemon juice, sugar syrup and St. Giles Gin into a tall glass and stir. Add ice, top with soda and stir again. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.

Negroni

Negroni

Let your taste buds be transported to the glamorous bars of Florence in Italy, where this cocktail originated.

Ingredients

  • 25ml St. Giles Gin
  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml Sweet Vermouth Rosso
  • Orange slice

Method

Fill a short glass with ice. Pour in the St. Giles Gin, Campari and sweet red vermouth. Stir, and garnish with a slice of orange.

St. Giles French 77

St. Giles French 77

Substituting Champagne with Prosecco softens this very appealing and effervescent serve.

Ingredients

  • 20ml St. Giles Gin
  • 20ml Elderflower cordial
  • 10ml Lemon juice
  • Prosecco
  • Lemon, mint or frozen berries

Method

Pour the elderflower cordial, lemon juice and St. Giles Gin into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well then strain into a tall glass. Top with Prosecco and serve with a twist of lemon and a couple of mint leaves or alternatively, add a frozen strawberry or raspberry to the glass.