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Perfect serves: gin and tonic and cocktails

All our gins are perfect in a G&T, they're smooth enough for you to enjoy neat over ice and they make a great base for your favourite cocktails.

Here are our perfect serves.

York Gin London Dry


  • 50ml York Gin London Dry
  • 100ml quality light tonic
  • Lots of ice
  • Curl of lemon peel and/or juniper berries

Other garnishes

London Gin Club York Gin & Tonic: Fever Tree Indian Tonic, Ice Shards, Slice of fresh rhubarb.


  • 60ml York Gin London Dry
  • 1 Tsp Dry Vermouth
  • Olive 


Add the gin, dry vermouth and some ice in a cocktail shaker. Either shake or stir the ingredients. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Serve with an olive on a cocktail stick.


  • 50ml York Gin London Dry
  • 30-50ml Rose’s Lime Cordial
  • Dash of soda water (optional)
  • Fresh lime garnish


Put all the ingredients (except the garnish) into a long glass over ice, stir well.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with fresh lime.

York Gin Roman Fruit

Berry G&T

  • 50ml York Gin Roman Fruit
  • 100ml of light tonic, Mediterranean tonic or lemonade 
  • Lots of ice

Garnish: Raspberries or small strawberries.

Lemon G&T:

(As served at the Star Inn the City, York.)

  • 50ml York Gin Roman Fruit
  • 100ml quality lemon tonic
  • Lemon peel to garnish

Classics don Negroni:

  • 20ml York Gin Roman Fruit
  • 20ml Sweet Vermouth - Carpano Antica, Cinzano Rosso or Punt e Mes
  • 20ml Campari
  • Lots of ice
  • Garnish: Fresh orange peel


Pour York Gin Roman Fruit, Campari and sweet vermouth into a mixing glass, add the ice and give it a good stir until it's chilled. 

Strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Roman Fizz cocktail:

  • 25ml York Gin Roman Fruit
  • Prosecco or Champagne
  • Raspberries


In a champagne flute add the gin then the fizz followed by the fruit.

York Gin Outlaw


  • 50ml York Gin Outlaw
  • 100ml quality Indian tonic
  • Lots of ice

Lime or grapefruit or even thyme to garnish. (Dry, savoury or sour notes complement York Gin Outlaw best.) 

York Gin Old Tom


  • 50ml York Gin Old Tom
  • 100ml light tonic
  • Lots of ice
  • Garnish: Pink peppercorns or Star Anise

Tom Collins:

  • 50ml York Gin Old Tom
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 25ml sugar syrup
  • 125ml chilled soda water
  • Garnish: Slice of lemon


Build the drink over lots of ice in a Collins or a hi-ball glass, stir and add a slice of lemon at the end.

Susy Atkins Martinez:

  • 40ml York Gin Old Tom
  • 40ml sweet red vermouth
  • 10ml orange liqueur (eg Cointreau)
  • Dash of orange bitters (optional)
  • Ice cubes
  • Garnish: Twist of lemon juice


Stir all the liquid ingredients over ice, then strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a thin, twisted strip of lemon zest.

York Gin Grey Lady

Ghostly G&T:

  • 50ml York Gin Grey Lady
  • 100ml quality light tonic
  • Lots of ice

Garnish: Orange peel