The summer’s best gin recipes

In this sizzling scorcher of a summer there are lots of fun ways to cool down, but one of the best is undoubtedly with a cooling long drink with plenty of ice and of course a splash of gin.  We have asked all the distillers who are joining us at A Splash of Gin on the Three Wine Men’s Christmas tour in Manchester, London and Cardiff to send us their favourite summer gin recipes.  It has produced an abundance of different flavours and styles from old favourites to new taste experiences – and all mixed with our favourite tonics and mixers from Luscombe.

The traditional methods G&T…

The Classic G&T withChapel Down Gin

Fill a tall glass with ice.  Pour in 25ml Chapel Down Bacchus Gin, then add 125ml Luscombe Devon Tonic followed by 10ml  of freshly squeezed lime juice.  Garnish with lime wedges and sip splendidly.

A Like No Other Gin and Tonic from Brockmans Gin

Take a Copa Glass and fill to the brim with large ice-cubes. Use a barspoon to stir the ice and chill the glass. Strain off any water from the glass. Now add 50ml Brockmans Gin. Gently top with chilled Luscombe Devon Tonic Water, over a barspoon if necessary, to preserve as much of the effervescence as possible. Slowly stir to mix and allow the ice to chill everything. Finally, garnish with fresh blueberries and a twist of pink grapefruit peel. A squeeze of the peel over the glass will allow the fragrance of the oils to be released.

And for more taste explosions…

Rock Rose Garden Gin and Tonic

Trevethan Gin Apple Martini

Fill a tall glass with ice and add liquid.  Stir until ice cold the strain into chilled martini glass. Take a slice of grapefruit peel and twist over drink to release the oils over drink.

Manchester Gin Aperol Spritz

Didsbury Gin Raspberry Lemonade

Muddle raspberries in bottom of glass then add lots of ice and pour over liquid, stir to mix and add mint and fresh lemon slices.

Garden Punch with One Gin

Makes 1l of Garden Punch to be served in a 2l jug with ice:

Cambridge Distillery G&T with an elderflower twist

Pour gin, gin liqueur and suze into a highball glass filled with ice and top with tonic. Garnish with crab apple and mint.