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York Gin perfect serves: Gin & Tonic

For a perfect G&T, use large chunks of ice (they don't melt as quickly). Add 50ml of York Gin and 100ml of premium tonic. Garnish to taste.
Watch YouTube 'How to make a York G&T' video (26 seconds)

Recommended tonics and garnishes

York Gin Chocolate & Orange: Fever-Tree Light or Clementine. Slice of fresh orange or cocoa nibs. 

York Gin London Dry: Fever-Tree Light. Curl of lemon peel or juniper berries.

York Gin Roman Fruit: Fever-Tree Mediterranean or Lemonade. Dried hibiscus or fresh strawberries and raspberries.

York Gin Outlaw Navy Strength: Fever-Tree Indian Tonic. Black pepper.

York Gin Old Tom: Fever-Tree Light. Pink peppercorns or Star Anise.

York Gin Grey Lady: Fever-Tree Light. Orange peel.

Read our tips on how to taste gin like a pro

York Gin perfect serves: Cocktails

Each Friday at 12.30, York Gin joins the Victoria Charles Show on YorkMix Radio to make a Quick Cocktail in time for the weekend.

We also make a two-minute video for you to follow. We hope it gives you some inspiration for your cocktail making!

Kennedy's Garden

50ml York Gin London Dry

12.5ml - Elderflower Cordial

25ml Lime Juice

50ml Apple Juice

Mint & Cucumber

 

Terry’s Orange Martini

By Impossible Bar, St Helen’s Square York,

  • York Gin Chocolate & Orange
  • Creme de Cacao
  • Mozart dark chocolate cream liqueur
  • Terry’s Chocolate Orange mix (exclusive to Impossible Bar)

Shake over ice. Strain into a coupe glass Garnish with chocolate powder - or perhaps a grated chocolate orange segment!

Gibson 

A classic very dry Martini

50ml York Gin London Dry
Capful (10ml max) Noilly Prat Vermouth
10ml liquid from pickled onions
Ice
2 small pickled onions to garnish.

Shake vigorously over ice in a cocktail shaker, strain into a small cocktail glass. Garnish with 2 small pickled onions - traditionally on a cocktail stick. 

Named after the ‘Gibson Girls’ - a famous singing duo  from the 40s & 50s - very glamorous, and the apparently the pair of cocktail onions honoured their ‘well-endowed’ status! 

 

Gimlet

50ml York Gin Outlaw
50ml Rose’s Lime cordial
Ice & Cocktail shaker

Shake the gin and lime cordial over ice in the cocktail shaker until cold. Strain into a wine glass or sherry glass, and enjoy! A simple, strong, zesty cocktail.

Historical note: Before the Gimlet became popular in 1953, sailors in the Royal Navy apparently drank it to fight scurvy. Rose's Lime Juice was created in 1867 as a way to preserve lime juice without alcohol - also used by the Navy.

Old Tom Collins

50ml York Gin Old Tom
25ml Sugar syrup
25ml lemon juice
Raspberries
Soda
Ice

Muddle the raspberries in the bottom of a highball glass until smooth like a puree. Add lots of ice, followed by your gin, sugar syrup and lemon juice. Mix. Top with soda and mix again bringing the raspberries to the top.

 

Chocolate and Orange Espresso Martini

50ml York Gin Chocolate and Orange
25ml Coffee Liqueur
15ml Orange syrup
Double Espresso
Sugar syrup
Ice

Pop all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake for at least 2 minutes in order to get a nice frothy cream on top. Strain into a martini glass.

 

Grey Garden

50ml York Gin Grey Lady
25ml sugar syrup
25ml Elderflower liqueur (elderflower cordial)
100ml Cloudy Apple Juice
Mint
Ice

Slap the mint with your palms to release the aromas and oils, and pop it in the cocktail shaker. Add gin, sugar syrup, elderflower liqueur into the shaker and top with ice. SHAKE! Fill your glass of choice with plenty of ice, and pour the cocktail mixer over the top. Garnish with mint leaves or a slice of citrus fruit.

 

Valentines Day Gin Fizz

50ml York Gin Roman Fruit
25ml Elderflower Cordial
25ml Lemon Juice
Prosecco
Strawberries (garnish)
Ice

In a cocktail shaker, put the gin, elderflower cordial, lemon juice and ice. Shake! Strain into a Martini glass, top up with Prosecco. Garnish with a strawberry.

Bramble Cocktail

50ml York Gin Outlaw
25ml Lemon Juice
10ml Sugar syrup
20ml Chambord
Blackberries
Cubed Ice
Crushed Ice

Muddle a couple of blackberries in a tumbler. Shake gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and cubed ice in a cocktail shaker. Fill the tumbler to the top with crushed ice. Pour gin mixture over the crushed ice. Finally, drizzle Chambord over the top, creating a marble effect. Garnish with lemon peel or a blackberry.

Clover Leaf

50ml York Gin London Dry
20ml red fruit cordial
15ml raspberry syrup
15ml lemon juice
1 egg white
Raspberries
Ice

Muddle a couple of raspberries in the bottom of the shaker to release the juice. Add gin, cordial, syrup and lemon juice followed by the egg white. Shake the ingredients before adding the ice - to emulsify the egg for a creamy cocktail. Add ice to the shaker and shake again. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with raspberries.

Chocolate & Orange Negroni

25ml York Gin Chocolate & Orange 
25ml Campari
25ml Red Vermouth
Soda water (optional to taste)

Pour the three ingredients into a tumbler full of ice.
Top up with soda to make a longer drink.
Garnish with burnt orange twist.

Salty Dog

50ml York Gin Old Tom
4 Blueberries
15ml Lemon juice
100ml Grapefruit juice
Salt, Fever-Tree Soda top, Ice

Run the grapefruit on the rim on the glass and dip in salt.
Muddle four blueberries and add ice, add the gin and juices and stir.
Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit.

More cocktail inspiration

Here are some Chocolate & Orange gin cocktails plus classics, including the Gimlet, Martini, Tom Collins and Martinez. Enjoy!

York Gin Chocolate & Orange Snowball

25ml York Gin Chocolate & Orange

35ml Advocaat

Soda

Method:
Serve over ice topped with soda. Garnish with crumbled chocolate.

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York Gin Outlaw Martini

60ml York Gin Outlaw

1 Tsp Dry Vermouth

Olive  / 

Method:

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.

Roman Fruit punch-style fizz

50ml York Gin Roman Fruit

150ml Fever-Tree Sicilian Lemonade

Over ice in a tall glass

Garnish - Dried Fruit or hibiscus – enhances both the flavour and colour

Method:

Ice first, gin next, then lemonade, gently stir and add your garnish.

Ginger Tom with Cinnamon

50ml Old Tom Gin

100ml Fever-Tree Ginger Ale#

Ice

Garnish -  Cinnamon bark

Optional – Sugar syrup / Orange peel

Method:

Ice first, gin next, then ginger ale, gently stir and add your garnish.

More York Gin cocktails to try

York Gin London Dry Gimlet:

50ml York Gin London Dry

30-50ml Rose’s Lime Cordial

Dash of soda water (optional)

Fresh lime garnish

Method:

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: Roman Fizz cocktail

25ml York Gin Roman Fruit

Prosecco or Champagne

Raspberries and hibiscus

Method:

Add the gin then the fizz followed by the garnish.

Classics don Negroni (a homage to Dame Prof Mary Beard, our celebrity fan)

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

Method:

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.

York Gin Old Tom Collins

50ml York Gin Old Tom

25ml lemon juice

25ml sugar syrup

125ml chilled soda water

Garnish: Slice of lemon

Method:

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

Method:

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