RECIPE: Cotswolds Distillery’s 5 Spring Drinks You Can Cheers To Good Health!

You know what they say, “when you can’t travel, drink as the locals do…and just keep drinking until you think you’re actually there!”

…Ok, maybe they don’t say that.

However, as someone who loves to travel through food (and drinks), I was inspired by author Deborah Crombie’s delicious description of “Cotswolds distilled gin,” in her novel- and our Book Club’s May selection- A Bitter Feast. And I wanted to find some for myself.

Enter, the Cotswolds Distillery– a company hailing from you-can-guess-where, that makes a variety of fine, English spirits. I found a list of 5 cocktail recipes, shared by Oliver Morris, the distillery’s Head of Mixology, made the way he serves them- including “The Cotswold Garden,” a fresh and slightly fruity, festively English gin drink.

Try the Cotswolds take on these classics- and don’t forget- as part of our May Giveaway, one lucky winner will be receiving their very own bottle of Cotswolds Dry Gin to make the experience that much more authentic.

Cheers!

1). CLASSIC CLOUDY G&T

The perfect serve for this familiar favourite.

INGREDIENTS

  • 50ml Cotswolds Dry Gin
  • 150ml Indian Tonic Water

HOW TO CREATE

Fill a copa (balloon) glass with ice – more ice means it holds its temperature better and won’t melt as quickly. Gently pour the gin over the ice, and watch the pearlescent louche forming. Top with a splash of classic Indian tonic water, to taste.

EMBELLISH A slice of pink grapefruit and a fresh bay leaf.

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2). NEGRONI

A bitter sweet classic. This is a straight up, no fuss mix of the perfect sweet vermouth, bitter sweet Campari & luxurious freshness of the gin.

INGREDIENTS

  • 25ml Cotswolds Dry Gin
  • 25ml Campari Bitters
  • 25ml Sweet Vermouth

HOW TO CREATE

Place all ingredients into an ice-filled old fashioned glass, stir & serve. EMBELLISH Twist of grapefruit peel

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3). MARTINI

INGREDIENTS

  • 75ml Cotswolds Dry Gin
  • 15ml dry vermouth

HOW TO CREATE

Add the gin and vermouth to a mixing jar and fill with ice. Give it a good stir, 14 or 15 times, before fine straining into a chilled martini glass. EMBELLISH Twist of pink grapefruit peel

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4). WHISKY SOUR

Silky smooth, with fresh citrus flavours up front and a warming Cotswolds Single Malt Spirit finish.

INGREDIENTS

  • 60ml Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky
  • 25ml fresh lemon juice
  • 20ml sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • ½ egg white

HOW TO CREATE

Dry shake all ingredients, add ice to shaker, shake, fine-strain & serve into a chilled Old Fashioned glass.

EMBELLISH Lemon wheel & cherry.

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5). COTSWOLDS GARDEN

This delicious, quintessential English mix creates a fresh, moreish cocktail.

INGREDIENTS

  • 50ml Cotswolds Dry Gin
  • 25ml elderflower liqueur
  • 12.5ml fresh lime juice
  • 75ml pressed apple juice

HOW TO CREATE

Place all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker, shake and strain into ice-filled Copa glass

EMBELLISH Cucumber, mint & viola flower

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Juliana Fraioli Wilson

A traveler since childhood, Juliana Fraioli Wilson has always had a love for exploring. She is a published writer and an accomplished business owner with a background in music and art. Join Juliana, her husband Ryan, and their two kids in Wanderland! Follow along as they share tips, tricks, recipes and reviews from some of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world.

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