Cocktails


Pumpkin Pie Martini

If you’re throwing a Halloween or Thanks Giving party, you’ll definitely want to add Caorunn‘s Pumpkin Pie Martini to your drinks list! Lucky for us, the award winning Scottish gin shared their secret* recipe with The Gin Kin… Ingredients: 50ml Caorunn Gin 25ml Pumpkin and Cinnamon Vanilla Syrup 20ml Lemon Juice Method: 1) To make […]

Monster Munch Vermouth

MONSTER MUNCH VERMOUTH Makes: about 350ml (12fl oz) Ingredients: 1 packet pickled onion Monster Munch; 350ml (12fl oz) Regal Rogue Daring dry vermouth; 100ml (3½fl oz) filtered water. Method: Add all the ingredients to a large vac bag and seal it to the maximum pressure without spillage. Leave at room temperature for 4 hours to infuse. […]

How to make a modern cocktail at home

Ever wondered how to make the perfect cocktail at home? The Modern Cocktail is a new recipe book written by one of London’s most reputed cocktail connoisseurs, Matt Whiley. (Matt was named as one of The Evening Standard’s top 1000 most influential Londoners, and his bar, Peg + Patriot, was voted as most creative bar […]

Bee’s Knees Cocktail Recipe

Honey and lemon needn't always be associated as a remedy for the common cold. Try this gin specialty for a real treat this autumn.

A new take on the classic Bramble

With London Cocktail Week stirring up a storm for the eighth year, Royal Lancaster London has created two exclusive cocktails to celebrate: the Sipsmith Bramble and the Portobello Twist. Naturally, The Gin Kin is interested in the gin based cocktail! We do love a classic Bramble but we also love any excuse to try out […]

Boozy Cow special: Ab Fab, with Hendricks gin

Cameron from The Boozy Cow in Dundee talks us through how to make their house special cocktail, the Ab Fab, using Hendricks gin. What you need: Hendricks 25ml Lemon 25ml Vanilla syrup 10ml Egg white 10ml Strawberry syrup 25ml Prosecco to top How to: Rim a flute glass with hundreds & thousands Add strawberry syrup to […]

The refreshing Floradora cocktail

Floradora cocktail, with Chambord

This bold-flavoured cocktail is both a simultaneously refreshing and ridiculously addictive drink that’s ideal for festivals and parties.

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REVIEW: Berkeley Square Gin

A little bit of background Berkeley Square is an ultra-premium London Dry Gin from one of the oldest distilleries in the UK, G&J Distillers, the team behind Opihr, Thomas Dakin and Bloom Gin, among others. Berkeley Square was released as a sort of experiment by G&J, who created it as the male-inspired counterpart to their very […]

Meet the Maker: Gin and tonic cookies with the Cookie Dude

We caught up with up-and-coming baker The Cookie Dude to hear all about his latest venture: Gin and Tonic Cookies! Scroll to the bottom to get your hands on the recipe! 1. Have you always been a baker? Not always. My first memory of baking is making Christmas cake with my mum. It didn’t become a […]

International Gin & Tonic Day — so good, they do it twice

We heard on the grapevine that (another) International Gin & Tonic Day is fast approaching… so we thought we’d better share the news with our fellow gin lovers! This Thursday, on 19th October, gin aficionados everywhere will be clinking their glasses to toast their favourite tipple. Actually, it’ll be the second time this year they’ll […]

The Scottish gin with a million pound turnover

Dunnet Bay Distillery is run by husband-and-wife team, Martin and Claire Murray, who are passionate about creating spirits that showcase the provenance and heritage of the Highlands by featuring local, hand-foraged botanicals. Their Rock Rose gin – which picked up the Gold Award for Best Gin at the first ever The Grocer Drink Awards last […]

A Darn good deal — Fife favourite is hitting the shelves in M&S

One of The Gin Kin’s favourite makers, Darnley’s Gin, have extra reason to celebrate this weekend — as they’ve just agreed a brilliant deal with Marks & Spencer. We’ve already reviewed (and loved!) their Original Gin, but this time it’s their Spiced version that is making headlines. The Fife-based distillery’s Spiced Gin is going on sale […]

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