Gin Cocktails

August 21st 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Gin Cocktails

What about a final fling of summer with a Gin cocktail in your Loughton, Chigwell or Woodford garden? Come rain or shine, bank holidays are a great excuse to get together with friends for a cocktail or two especially if you now have space in a new Woodford, Chigwell, or Loughton home to entertain in.

There are so many modern cocktails to choose from flavoured gins to the best Prosecco cocktails, all you need to do is find your own favourite drinks for your party. But if you're entertaining friends and family over the bank holiday weekend, you're sure to impress the crowd with an easy to make, Gin cocktail.
Gin is more popular than ever, so it’s a good time to learn some simple serving options to take it to another dimension altogether. You don’t need any fancy equipment for some speedy cocktails – even a jam jar will do as a shaker. It’s all about the love you put into the preparation. 

You can easily whip up an Elderflower Collins. It's fresh and fruity. All you need is
50ml Gin
20ml lemon
10ml sugar syrup
10ml elderflower cordial
Soda to finish
Shake up the gin with the lemon, sugar and a dash of elderflower cordial. Pour over rock ice and lengthen with sparkling water. Decorate with a sprig of your favourite herb. If you’re feeling a bit bubbly you can add a dash of sparkling wine turning it into an Elderflower Royale. 

Or what about making a Bramble? Created by legendary bartender Dick Bradsell. It’s short and fragrant and you need:
40ml Gin
20ml sugar syrup
20ml lemon juice
10ml crème de mure
, some blackberries or lemon zest for garnish
Take a large measure of dry gin and shake together with the lemon and sugar syrup, pour over crushed ice and drizzle the crème de mure through the drink. Garnish with a lemon zest and some bramble berries.