World Gin Day falls on the 10th of June this year, and here at jellybean we’ve gathered some our beans’ favourite gin-dulgent drinks to give you some inspiration for this boozy day.
Kicking us off in sophisticated style is Andy’s favourite cocktail- a Vesper Martini. In Sean Connery’s third outing as Bond in Goldfinger (1964), we hear 007 say those now familiar words. As he wakes up on Goldfinger’s private Lockheed JetStar after being tranquilised, inflight assistant Mae-Lei asks, “Can I do something for you Mr. Bond?” His reply, “Just a drink. A martini, shaken not stirred.”
Fellow Bond fans need not look further, as we’ve given you the recipe to perfect this movie classic at home:
- 3 measures gin
- 1 measure vodka
- ½ measure Lillet Blanc or dry vermouth with a few dashes of bitters
- twist of fresh lemon peel
Shake all together to mix, strain into a martini glass, rub peel around the glass rim before placing it in the drink- delicious!
Gemma’s top pick is the crisp and refreshing Harris Gin. Outer Hebridean Sugar Kelp as well as herby coriander, bitter Juniper and Sweet Orange botanicals give a lovely maritime note. Serve in a chilled glass for a true Scottish feel! This beautiful bottle design will also look great on a home bar cart!
Coming in with another beautiful bottle design is Sooz with an Isle of Wight special, Mermaid Gin. With fresh lemon and a hint of the ocean with fragrant rock samphire, this is a refreshing serve taking you to beachy paradise with every sip! Mermaid recommends serving with juniper berries and cucumber.
Jess C recommends Whitley Neil’s Rhubarb and Ginger Gin, so good she says, it goes down as easily as juice! For a summery, fruity and easy-to-drink spritz try mixing it with Prosecco and Soda Water.
For those with a sweet tooth, Ellie recommends Whitley Neil’s Parma Violet Gin; a great choice for anyone wanting a post-dinner sweet treat when you’re too full for a dessert. (I would always say there’s room for both!) For any Parma Violet fanatics looking for an adult-take on this nostalgic sweet, this bright and floral gin is bound to make it onto your Instagram round-up!
Our spreadsheet superhero Sue has her heart set on a classic Bombay Sapphire cocktail, The Laverstoke, after a delightful gin-tasting and cocktail masterclass at their distillery!
If you’re in the mood for a refreshing summer drink, look no further!
- 50ml Bombay Sapphire
- 15ml St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
- 15ml MARTINI Bianco
- 100ml Fever-Tree Ginger Ale – chilled & freshly opened
- 2 lime wedges – well squeezed
- 1 ginger root slice
- 1 mint sprig – freshly awoken
You’ll want to squeeze 2 lime wedges into your glass and add a slice of ginger root. Measure and pour in your St-Germain, Martini Bianco, and Bombay Sapphire (in that order, it’s very precise!), swirl well and add ice. Carefully stir in your ginger ale and, finally, spruce up your glass with mint! Sounds like just what I’d need if I looked at numbers all day!
Fresh back from travels abroad, Courtney has chosen the beautifully aromatic Ophir Gin. Ophir is inspired by the traditional journey along the Ancient Spice Route merchants used to trade botanicals and bring wealth to the Orient (running from Europe, through the Middle East to Indonesia and Japan). It’s a great choice for those ‘travel bugs’ who want to reminisce on past trips. For smoky, aromatic flavours drawing inspiration from global trends, this unique gin is the definition of an adventurous spirit (excuse the pun).
We hope you’ve been inspired by some of our favourite drinks to try something different this World Gin Day. Why not let us know what your favourite gin tipple is or tag us with your latest cocktail creation @jellybeanagency.