Serving Suggestions & Recipes


We are regularly asked for recommendations about how to enjoy our gins. 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. Each one has distinct botanicals which combine to create their individual flavour. As we say, our gins 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 are bold enough to mix, we suggest just a classic, straight tonic with no extra flavours, or try with soda which will add bubbles, but no additional flavours. Fancy Frolic and Shed Loads of Love make a lovely, long drink with a mixer of your choice and plenty of ice.

Our traditional strength Gin Elixirs, Festive Bramble and Blackcurrant & Liquorice,  are made with locally grown produce with some added sweetness. They are perfect to drink alone, over ice or with a little dash of tonic. You can also warm them over a hob or 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.

Zoe takes the fruit not used in our gin production and creates gin marmalade, which was the inspiration for our Marmalade Fund. So, we had a play and decided that marmalade isn’t just for your toast!
Splosh some vodka (or gin) in a container with a lid and add a couple of spoons of Shed 1 Gin Jelly Marmalade. Give it a good shake, pour into a glass and add some soda water and a couple of ice cubes.
We even made a little video showing how to make it.



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