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Oyster Gin and Fresh Ingredients Make a Healthy ‘Bute Snapper’ Cocktail

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Isle of Bute Gin

The world’s first Oyster Gin could well be unlike any gin you will have tasted before. The unique combination of botanicals on offer are a real flavour treat for the taste buds.

Isle of Bute Gin Company charge their still with oysters, fresh from the Argyll Coast, to add a delicate maritime essence to the gin.

This, blended with a mix of citrus and other botanicals, creates a savoury gin that stands out on its own in a competitive gin world.

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The full list of botanicals is fresh oyster shells, sea-weed, cucumber, juniper, corriander, aniseed and lemon.

The waters of the west coast of Scotland are famous for their oysters. The oysters used for this gin come from the beautiful Loch Fyne, a sea loch that extends 65 miles inland from the Sound of Bute.

For a simple perfect serve try Oyster Gin with cracked black pepper and a slice of cucumber, but for those who are feeling more adventurous or are simply on a health kick try the ‘Bute Snapper’.

Bute Snapper Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 50ml Oyster Gin
  • 75ml tomato juice
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Cucumber
  • Chilli
  • Basil
  • Thyme

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and roll between two cocktail shakers with cubed ice.
  2. Fine strain into a highball glass over cubed ice.
  3. Garnish with cucumber, chilli, basil and thyme.

Isle of Bute Oyster Gin (70cl) 43% ABV, is available to buy from the Gin Kin Shop priced at £38.