All about gin

As other liquors, gin was first used in the medical field as a medicinal liquor. It was made by monks and alchemists and it was many present in Italy and the Netherlands(were it first appeared)

In the 17th century, Dutch sailor brought gin to England where it become very popular. the high taxes on imported wine and beer and the fact that gin was allowed to be made at home, helped the boom in popularity. Everyone was participating to the frenzy.

Gin get’s it’s name from the Dutch for of the juniper fruits. they are fermented and they are the main ingredient of this delicious drink.

Gin can be served and enjoyed on the rocks or in mixes. Gin tends to keep it’s flavour even when mixed.

You can read more about Gordon’ s gin history since we used it in most of our cocktails.

Let’s get some cocktails in to celebrate in style.

Amber sky


  • 2 oz gin 
  • 2 oz orange juice 
  • 1 oz pomegranate juice 
  • 1 oz honey 
  • 1 thyme sprig 
  • Garnish: 2 extra thyme sprigs and 1 thin cut orange wheel


  • Shaker
  • Jigger(to measure) 
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Tea strainer 
  • Collins glass

The how to 

  1. In your glass add the orange juice and top the glass with ice
  2. In your shaker add the gin, honey, thyme sprig and pomegranate juice
  3. Add 5-6 ice cubes and shake well 
  4. Double strain the mix in your glass over ice.
  5. Garnish with the extra thyme and orange wheel

The 1St of September Martini


  • 3 oz orange gin 
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 oz dry vermouth 
  • Half a teaspoon of edible grey glitter
  • Garnish: twisted lemon peel/ pickled onion


  • Bar spoon 
  • Martini glass/ coupe glass 
  • Mixing glass
  • Cocktail strainer 
  • Jigger

The how to 

  1. In your mixing glass add ice to the top. Put in the vodka, dry vermouth and orange bitters. 
  2. Add your glitter and stir well. (about 30 seconds) 
  3. Starin you mix in your glas with no ice
  4. Twist the orange peel on top if the glass and run it around the rim. You can drop it in the glass or add the pickled onion

Autumn tonic


  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 rosemary sprig 
  • 1 oz lime juice 
  • 2 oz apple juice 
  • Tonic water 
  • Ice 
  • Garnish: 1 extra rosemary sprig & 1 dry apple slice


  • Shaker
  • Tea strainer
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Balloon glass
  • Lighter

The how to 

  1. Flame the rosemary sprig and blow out any flames. Let it smoke and cover it with your shaker for 30 minutes. 
  2. Add the rosemary sprig in and pour over the gin, lime juice and apple juice
  3. Add ice and shake well
  4. Double strain the mix over ice and top the glass with your favorite tonic water 
  5. Add an extra, fresh rosemary sprig and a dry apple slice as garnish

You can read more tasty recipes on out blog

  1. Empress gin cocktails
  2. Gin and ginger ale cocktails
  3. Home made infused gin
  4. Gordon’s pink gin cocktails
  5. Gordon’s London’s dry gin cocktails
  6. Gordon’s lemon gin cocktails
  7. Gordon’s white peach gin cocktails
  8. Gordon’s elderflower gin cocktails
  9. Gordon’s cucumber gin cocktails
  10. Gordon’s Sole gin cocktails

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