Hayman’s Gin refreshes English summer cocktail classics

As warmer weather is now here, Hayman’s the original English Gin Makers, have added a dash of Englishness to classic cocktails – perfect to enjoy on lazy summer days in the garden. Introducing three refreshing cocktails; English Ruby FizzLavender Lady and Victorian Mojito, each recipe incorporates Hayman’s London Dry Gin, seasonal fruits, mixers and flavours to create traditional summer cocktails but with a delicious twist.
 
Hayman’s English Ruby Fizz
Semi-sweet, refreshing and with an eye-catching pink tint, the English Ruby Fizz is the ideal al fresco cocktail.  The sweet taste of the raspberries partners perfectly with the spicy ginger notes.
Haymans English Ruby Fizz Gin Cocktail www.motherdistracted.co.uk
 
Makes: 1 cocktail
Ingredients:
·         50ml Hayman’s London Dry Gin
·         20ml lime juice
·         10ml sugar syrup or Grenadine
·         4-8 fresh raspberries or raspberry syrup
·         Ginger Ale to top with
·         Lime wheel and fresh raspberries to garnish
 
Method:
1.      Fill a highball glass with plenty of large cubes of ice
2.      Set aside the ginger ale and garnish, and combine all remaining ingredients in a shaker with the ice
3.      Shake well for approximately 12 seconds
4.      Double strain into the highball allowing the liquid to run over the ice
5.      Top with ginger ale
6.      Garnish with a lime wheel and raspberries
  
Hayman’s Lavender Lady
The Lavender Lady is the Hayman’s take on the traditional sour White Lady cocktail.   The egg white creates a silky mixture, which perfectly accompanies the honey and Cointreau.  Top the cocktail with a sprig of Lavender, and sit back in the garden and relax.
Haymans gin lavender lady cocktail
 Makes: 1 cocktail
Ingredients:
·         50ml Hayman’s London Dry Gin
·         20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
·         10ml of locally sourced honey or 20ml of honey water
·         10ml Cointreau
·         1 medium egg white
·         Dash of orange bitters
·         Sprig of lavender to garnish
 
Honey water:
1.      Combine equal parts of honey and hot water
2.      Stir until mixed
Method:
1.      Add cubed ice to a cocktail shaker
2.      Pour the Hayman’s London Dry Gin over the ice
3.      Add all the remaining ingredients, except the garnish
4.      Give all the ingredients a very hard shake and strain into cocktail glass
5.      Garnish with a sprig of lavender
Hayman’s Victorian Mojito
Nothing says summer like a sun lounger, a good book and a refreshing minty mojito in the back garden.   The Victorian Mojito combines Hayman’s London Dry Gin with fresh mint and lime juice balanced with sugar syrup to create an ideal English classic.
Hayman's Victorian Mojito Gin Cocktail www.motherdistracted.co.uk
Makes: 1 cocktail
Ingredients:
·         50ml Hayman’s London Dry Gin
·         25ml freshly squeezed lime juice
·         20ml sugar syrup
·         Premium tonic water or soda water
·         Freshly picked mint leaves
 
Method:
1.      Fill a highball glass with cracked or crushed ice and a few fresh mint leaves
2.      Pour in the Hayman’s London Dry Gin and let it run down over the ice
3.      Add the lime juice and sugar syrup
4.      Churn vigorously ensuring the ingredients are well mixed
5.      Top with the tonic water or soda water
6.      Garnish with a mint sprig

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