Cornwall LivingIssue #85

Recipes to pique your ‘gin-terest’

If you’ve been converted by gin revolution over the last few years, these two recipes from The Wine House are sure to tempt you as the temperatures begin to climb.

At The Wine House, the team love experimenting with gin cocktails, especially as the weather is brightening up and long, lazy summer evenings are on the way! Gin is such a versatile spirit for cocktails; whether you fancy martinis or gimlets, punches or fizzes, classic cocktails or something with a twist, gin is the answer!

Did you know that one of the first cocktails in the first British cocktail recipe book – Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks – was a gin cocktail with ginger syrup, orange curacao and bitters?

Here are a couple of The Wine House’s favourite cocktails:

Gin and Elderflower Haze

  • 50ml elderflower cordial
  • 50ml of your favourite Cornish Dry Gin
  • 150 ml bitter lemon
  • Lemon zest to garnish

Mix together the gin and cordial. Pour over ice and top up with bitter lemon and a strip of lemon zest.


Bees Knees

  • 50 ml of your favourite Cornish dry gin
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 25ml apple juice
  • 25ml honey syrup (Use equal amounts of honey and water and a sprig of rosemary. Bring to the boil, steep for 10 minutes and then cool before using)
  • Rosemary/apple slice to garnish

Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to combine and strain into a glass. Garnish with rosemary and/or an apple slice.


If you have any other delicious cocktail recipes, the team would love to hear from you! Why not message them on Facebook, or better still, pop in and see them?