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Serving Suggestions & Recipes

We are regularly asked for recommendations about how to enjoy our gins and botanical spirits. Anytime, anywhere, is our reply! However, maybe a little more information would be useful.

We have put our love, passion and expertise into creating these unique gins and botanical spirits. Each one has distinct botanicals which combine to create their individual flavour. As we say, they are smooth enough to sip neat and we do encourage you to try them alone before adding anything else. You could simply pour them over a couple of ice cubes. Cuckold's Revenge, Giggle in the Ginnel, Chilli Fest and Festive Tipple are delicious served warm.

All our gins and botanical spirits are bold enough to mix. Try a classic, straight tonic with no extra flavours. Fancy Frolic and Shed Loads of Love make a lovely, long drink with a mixer of your choice and plenty of ice. Swap your ice cubes for frozen strawberries.

Our traditional strength Gin Elixir, Festive Bramble, is made with locally grown produce with some added sweetness. Perfect to drink alone, over ice or with a little dash of tonic. Alternatively, add a splosh to a glass of Prosecco. You can also warm in a pan on the hob or in a cup in a microwave, as we suggest with some of our distilled gins, and serve neat. Warming brings out the spices.

Feel free to go ahead, experiment and have fun. Remember, the most important thing is to enjoy what you drink.

Some garnish suggestions:

Cuckold's Revenge and Giggle in the Ginnel: Slice of Orange
Fancy Frolic and Shed Loads of Love: swap ice cubes for frozen strawberries
Quince Botanical Spirit: Slice of Pear

Shed One Gin Jelly Marmalade as a Cocktail

Zoe takes the fruit not used in our gin production and creates gin jelly marmalade, which was the inspiration for our Marmalade Fund. We had a play and decided that marmalade isn't just for your toast!

Have you heard of a Breakfast Martini? A delicious cocktail which includes marmalade. We served it at our Grand Opening of The Old Calf Shed, back in 2019.

Shed One Breakfast Martini Cocktail

2 tsp Shed One Gin Jelly Marmalade
handful of Ice
50ml Shed One Gin (your choice)
15ml Cointreau
15ml Lemon Juice

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake for 10-20 seconds.
Double strain by using the regular strainer in your cocktail shaker and holding a fine mesh strainer over your glass.
Pour through both strainers into a martini coupe glass.

Breakfast Martini_Shed One

 

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