The Laverstoke – a Gin cocktail to tantalise the senses

Our Cocktail of the month comes from a very enjoyable afternoon spent with my ladies at the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery, in Laverstoke.  A stunning venue, very contemporary & we enjoyed the Gin Masterclass Cocktail Experience very much, however it still needs some tweaks…

Being the World’s most popular brand of Gin & the only one of its kind – infusing the flavours through vapour, there was a lot to learn & take in.  Laverstoke Mill is a working distillery and it’s great to understand the mechanics behind the brand and taste. Laverstoke is becoming a great hub for foodies – with the Laverstoke Park Farm nearby offering the freshly made Buffalo mozzarella. Back to the cocktail…

  • Squeeze 2 freshly cut lime wedges into a clean glass (try to use a balloon glass) and then drop them in
  • Measure and pour in 25ml Bottlegreen elderflower cordial, 50ml Martini Bianco and 25ml Bombay Sapphire gin into the glass over the lime
  • Fill the glass completely full of good quality cubed ice and briefly stir with a bar spoon to chill
  • Top up with FeverTree Ginger Ale
  • Decorate with a thin slice of ginger, and don’t forget a sprig of mint (which you need to flick first to release the fragrance)

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A fabulous fizzy twist on a classic cocktail

We all have a bottle (don’t we?) of tequila lurking in the back of our “cocktail cabinets” so lets marry up an old favourite with a new sensation – Prosecco Margaritas.

  • Makes 4-6 cocktailsProsecco Margaritas
  • 100ml Tequila
  • 125ml Cointreau or other orange liquer
  • 125ml chilled simple syrup (see recipe below), or to taste
  • 250ml freshly squeezed lime juice, or to taste
  • 1  bottle chilled Prosecco (preferrably on the sweeter side – BRUT which I normally drink does not work as well)
  • coarse salt, to rim glasses
  • fresh lime wedges, for garnish

Method

  1. In a small to bowl, add the tequila, orange liquer, simple syrup, and fresh lime juice. Prepare this mixture at least a couple hours before you’re going to serve the margaritas, and place in refrigerator to chill.
  2. This recipe will make 6 smaller or 4 medium-sized margaritas so if salting the rims of your glasses, run the cut edge of a lime wedge around the rim of your glass and dip the rim into a small plate of coarse salt. Repeat with remaining glasses. Add ice to glasses and divide the tequila mixture amongst the glasses. Top with Prosecco, dividing evenly amongst the glasses. Give a little stir to combine.
  3. You can adjust for individual tastes by adding more syrup to make the drink sweeter or more lime for tartness.  Even more tequila if you fancy! Squeeze a lime wedge over the top and add another one to the rim of your glass.
  4. Simple syrup is really easy to make, and ensures you get the lovely sweet margarita taste to offset the salt! Stir together a small cup of sugar with a cup of water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until all the sugar has dissolved. Allow this to cool at room temperature, and then your can store it in the fridge – it keeps for a while (couple of weeks or so).
  5. Sit back and enjoy!