Cocktail Hour

As the week draws to a close, there’s no better way to celebrate the weekend than with a refreshing cocktail. But what shall we put in it? This week (and most weeks) it’s gin.

Whether you’re enjoying a night of entertaining at home or you’re putting on your dancing shoes and heading out, we have the perfect gin cocktail recipes to ensure you’re sipping in style.

An ultimate cocktail needs an impeccable glass. We recommend our Gintuition glasses, a set created especially for Gin lovers. The set contains a selection of 3 glasses - a classic high ball, a copa stem and a stylish martini cocktail glass – so you’re equipped to shake, stir and slurp your way to a merry weekend.

The Gintuition set is endorsed by makers of premium mixers, Fever tree. It comes with an expert guide to each glass, plus mixing tips and recipes.

We’ve selected three of our favourites recipes to start of the weekend with a bang. Enjoy!

No.1 The Sweet and Sour Singapore Sling

Claim to Fame: THE original drink of Singapore Consists of: Cherry Liqueur, Bendectine, Pineapple Juice, Lime Juice and some bitter Angostura
Originated in:
Singapore, by a bartender called Ngiam Tong Boon
Main Spirit:
Gin

No.2 The Head Turner - Negroni

Claim to Fame: The cocktail that will impress you and your company
Consists of:
Vermouth, Campari, Orange Peel
Originated in:
Florence, Italy
Main Spirit:
Gin, Vermouth, Campari

No.3 – not for the faint hearted! The Heady Long Island Ice Tea

Claim to Fame: Strongest highball cocktail with 22% concentration
Consists of:
ALCOHOL!
Originated In:
New York or Tennessee
Main Spirits:
Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Rum and Triple Sec

Which glass and recipe will you choose for your weekend aperitif?