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Cocktail hour

Yes, it's hard to believe but we've benched the G&Ts this winter! But we've just discovered three super-cool new gin cocktails. Bottoms up!

It’s so easy to reach for your trusty tipple every time, isn’t it? For me that’s the same old same old: wines (Merlot in the winter, Sauv Blanc in the summer, zzzz), Champagne if it’s payday or Prosecco if it’s not. And a G&T (obvs).

It’s all very nice, but just a teensy bit boring. So I’m making it my mission to get out of my booze rut (metaphorically speaking, I’m not literally lying in a ditch full of alcohol. Or am I….?!)

Let’s put my other favourite tipples aside for a moment and concentrate on gin. Not the traditional G&T with ice and a slice – yes, it’s a classic – but we can do better than that.

We’ve collared the ever-informative team at Silent Pool Distillers for their favourite gin cocktails – and here they are in all their delightful wintery and festive glory.

 

THE WINTER SOUR 

Bursting with festive flavours, the Silent Pool Winter Sour cocktail is guaranteed to get you in a joyous mood. Ohh-la-la!

What you need:

What you do: Combine the first four ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake without ice. Add the ice and shake again. Pour through a tea strainer into a chilled glass, then finish with a sprig of pine and a few sprays of the Silent Pool Christmas Spirit liquid garnish. And enjoy.

Silent Pool Mulled Gin

MULLED GIN

Forget mulled wine. It’s just soooo yesterday, dahling! It’s time to mix up a batch of Silent Pool’s hot Mulled Gin. Chin-chin!

What you need:

  • 25ml Silent Pool gin
  • 75ml apple juice
  • teaspoon of spiced mulling syrup
  • 75ml hot water
  • cinnamon stick
  • orange slice/twist of orange peel

What you do: Combine Silent Pool gin, apple juice and hot water into a mug or copa glass – or a Thermos Flask if you’re heading out for a winter walk! Pour in a teaspoon of spiced mulling syrup and give it a stir with the cinnamon stick. Leave the cinnamon stick in as a garnish and add the orange slice.

CHERRY TREES COCKTAIL

What you need:

  • 50ml English Rose Gin
  • 50ml  Fever Tree naturally light tonic
  • 15ml  maraschino cherry syrup

What you do: Place all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake with plenty of ice and strain into a Copa glass. Garnish with a twist of lime peel and one maraschino cherry.

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In addition to their usual range of fabulous gin – Silent Pool have launched a festive range including the Silent Pool gin Christmas cracker, a gift box set of six Christmas crackers, the Silent Pool gin gift set.

silentpooldistillers.com

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8 comments on “Cocktail hour”

  • Isabelle Montgomery December 5, 2018

    Would love a pair of the copa gin glasses from silent pool for christmas

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  • Alex Bishop December 6, 2018

    These look amazing. Cheers!

    Reply
  • Sam Clarke December 6, 2018

    I love mulled wine at Christmas, but mulled gin sounds even better. Will have to give it a go.

    Reply
  • Sue December 7, 2018

    Silent Pool now sold by Amazon for all those lazy shoppers like me, and its on Prime. yay!

    Reply
  • mandy jones December 7, 2018

    Christmas gin beauty. Santa I hope there’s some Silent Pool in your sack for me. 💚

    Reply
  • Mary Goldsmith December 9, 2018

    Silent Pool gin definitely needed at Christmas. And every day really, with two kids under 3.

    Reply
  • sally c faye December 10, 2018

    Love love love Silent Pool gin, especially as it’s our local gin. And it’s on offer in Waitrose if you can get it before they sell out 🙂

    Reply
  • Christine Peake December 14, 2018

    Love Silent Pool

    Reply

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