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Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery on the outskirts of the Lake District.
Ulverston's Award Winning Gin Distillery

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.

Cheers!

 

A Cocktail Fit for a Masterchef!

A Cocktail Fit for a Masterchef!

Here’s a very special cocktail created by Masterchef winner, Irini Tzortzoglou. Irini lives in the culinary Cumbrian village of Cartmel, where you’ll find Michelin stars, Sticky Toffee Pudding, award-winning cheeses and brewery, the medieval Cartmel Priory and more. Since winning Masterchef in 2019, Irini has been busy with so many projects and also found time… Continue Reading

Shed 1 Gingerula Cocktail

Shed 1 Gingerula Cocktail

We were playing with a creamy cocktail idea that would go with our *Fancy Frolic Gin and Amarula came to mind. Being a liqueur made with fruit we knew it would complement the ingredients  in our Fancy Frolic Gin. Once we created the cocktail we needed a name. So, we handed that job over to… Continue Reading

Create Escape/Shed 1 Gin Blueberry, Mango & Gin Fool

Create Escape/Shed 1 Gin Blueberry, Mango & Gin Fool

Angela & Debs established Create Escape in 2018, located on the edge of The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. You can take join of their cookery courses in their beautiful farmhouse kitchen and relax in the delightful gardens. Accommodation is available at the farmhouse (but you need to book early). We were chatting… Continue Reading

Shed 1  & Penningtons’ Blue Lady Mar-tea-ni

Shed 1 & Penningtons’ Blue Lady Mar-tea-ni

Our good friends and suppliers of high quality, ethically-sourced coffee, Penningtons are based just a few miles from The Old Calf Shed, in Kendal. Not only are they coffee roasters but Tea Merchants, too. When you come and enjoy our Afternoon G&Tea you can choose from a selection of their loose leaf tea, served in… Continue Reading

Shed 1 Penningtons Espresso Martini

Shed 1 Penningtons Espresso Martini

When you join an experience at The Old Calf Shed we also offer Tea & Coffee. Our supplier is the award-winning, family run Penningtons Coffee Roasters and Tea Merchants, based just up the road in Kendal. Gina is also a great amateur mixologist and when we asked her to create a couple of cocktails she… Continue Reading

Elderflower & Fancy Frolic Gin Shortbread

Elderflower & Fancy Frolic Gin Shortbread

This shortbread is the newest botanical-inspired sweet treat on our AFTERNOON G&TEA Menu. Elderflower is one of the botanicals found in our Fancy Frolic Gin, along with lime, strawberry and ginger and we find it works very well with sweeter food.   Elderflower and Fancy Frolic Shortbread  Ingredients For the Shortbread 125g Unsalted Butter 55g Sugar Pinch of Salt 1 Vanilla Bean 2… Continue Reading

Pancake Day Fancy Frolic Gin & Ginger Syrup

Pancake Day Fancy Frolic Gin & Ginger Syrup

“Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins).” Taken from Pancake Day by Ellen… Continue Reading

Shed 1 Valentini Cocktail

Shed 1 Valentini Cocktail

We love collaborating with other small businesses and when it comes to cocktails there is only one person we go to. So, to create the perfect Valentine’s Cocktail we asked Tom at Kindred Spirit Cocktails for help. He created our Festive Tipple Breakfast Martini incorporating both our Festive Tipple Gin and Cuckold’s Revenge Gin Jelly Marmalade for The Grand Opening… Continue Reading

Baked Yoghurt with Jam & Crumble

Baked Yoghurt with Jam & Crumble

Our Afternoon G&Teas have proved popular ever since we launched them. When we all had to go into lockdown we started offering them for Click & Collect and Delivery. Everyone needs to have a treat sometimes, and not just on those special occasions! When we were first playing with ideas for the AG&Tea we knew… Continue Reading

Blackcurrant Elixir Mousse

Blackcurrant Elixir Mousse

Back in 2019 we had a Grand Opening for The Old Calf Shed; well, we had two Grand Openings over two days in order to accommodate everyone! Carwyn, Kindred Spirit Cocktails, created a special Shed 1 Breakfast Martini for the event and Aroma Foundation Catering* provided the food and waiting staff. Nick Hall, and food… Continue Reading

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