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Summer Cocktails with Hayman’s Gin | Gin Diaries

August 7, 2017

Ok so the weather has been up and down a lot lately, but Dr W and I haven’t been put off enjoying time on the balcony! Thanks to Hayman’s Gin we’ve been making some fun cocktails to enjoy.

Hayman’s Gin dates back over 150 years, making them the only family of original English Gin makers still distilling today. Their gin is well balanced and contains 10 botanicals to give it a traditional gin taste. I found it really refreshing on the palate, perfect for a G&T but even better for summer cocktails. Today I’m sharing with you a couple of Hayman’s Gin Summer Cocktail Recipes.

Hayman's Gin - Ruby Fizz

Hayman's Gin - Summer Cocktails

Ruby Fizz

What you need:

  • 50ml Hayman’s Gin
  • 25ml Lime juice
  • 10ml Raspberry syrup
  • 8 Fresh raspberries
  • Ginger Beer 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.
  3. Crush the fresh raspberries in your cocktail shaker, add a few cubes of ice, the gin, lime juice and raspberry syrup.
  4. Shake well until the cocktail shaker is almost too cold to touch.
  5. Double strain (sieve and cocktail strainer) into the highball allowing the liquid to run over the ice.
  6. Top with Ginger Beer.
  7. Garnish with a lime wheel and raspberries. Add a stirrer and a straw too.

Hayman's Gin Cocktails

Hayman's Gin - Victorian Mojito

Victorian Mojito

What you need:

  • 50ml Hayman’s Gin
  • 25ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 20ml sugar syrup
  • Premium tonic water 
  • Freshly picked mint leaves and lime slices

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 using a bar spoon.
  5. Top with the tonic water and garnish with a mint sprig and lime slices.

Both of the cocktails we’ve made are very refreshing and enjoyable. They’re also quite simple to make. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker a jam jar or tupperware box with a snap on lid work just as well! What cocktail would you make? Let me know in the comments,

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P.S. Post in collaboration with Hayman’s Gin. As ever all words, photos and opinions are my own.

10 Comments

  • Reply Ellie August 7, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    I love gin so much – these all sound fantastic!

    • Reply MissPond August 13, 2017 at 8:55 pm

      Thank you. Haymans is a lovely gin if you get a chance to try it 🙂

  • Reply Helen at Casa Costello August 7, 2017 at 11:40 am

    I love a tarty gin cocktail so anything using raspberries sounds great. I don’t believe I’ve tried Hayman’s Gin so will look out for it. Great tip about the tupperware shaker!

    • Reply MissPond August 13, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you 🙂 I learnt the tupperware method after forgetting to pack our shaker for our recently holiday! Tupperware was the one thing the holiday cottage had 🙂

  • Reply Sarah Bella August 7, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Ahh, the Victorian Mojito sounds amazing! I haven’t had a cocktail for a long, long time but I really want to try these now! Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply MissPond August 13, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      I was pleasantly surprised by the victorian mojito, it was wonderfully refreshing 🙂

  • Reply Andra August 7, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Aww nice, I am temptedto go try the Victorian Mojito

    • Reply MissPond August 13, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      You really should, it’s super easy to make!

  • Reply Ellie August 7, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Oh wowwww that Victorian Mojito looks so damn refreshing! Please hurry Friday so I can make these x

    • Reply MissPond August 13, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Hope you managed to get a gin on Friday! 🙂

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