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Gin and Lemon: Four Citrusy Cocktail Recipes

in Mixology January 20, 2017

When life gives you lemons, it’s time to break out your cocktail shaker. We’re celebrating the winter’s citrusy bounty with these four refreshing, lemon-forward cocktail recipes.

Lest you’re tempted to give in to January’s gloom, remember: fresh citrus fruit is one of winter’s bright spots. This week, we’re celebrating the season with all things gin and lemon, from gin serves crowned with refreshing lemon sorbet to ginful takes on classic cocktails (Lemon Mojito, anyone?). January is so much better with a #Ginuary frame of mind.

Lemon Sorbet Lady

This festive gin and lemon concoction offers up a triple hit of citrus: courtesy of our Lemon Drizzle Gin, a scoop of lemon sorbet, and a dash of orange-flavoured Cointreau.

40ml Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin

12ml Cointreau

1 small scoop lemon sorbet

10ml sugar syrup

Egg white

Add all ingredients to a shaker and dry shake. Add ice and shake again to fully emulsify. Double strain into a chilled coupe.

Lemon Mojito

Who ever said that Mojitos had to be made with rum…or even with lime? In our lemony take on the classic serve, we sub Lemon Drizzle Gin for white rum, and cast lemon and mint as spritzy partners. The result is a refreshing cooler that’s perfect sipping all year long.

6-8 mint leaves

1 sprig thyme

40ml Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin

20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

15ml sugar syrup

Crushed ice

Add all ingredients other than ice to a glass and muddle. Then top with ice, stir briefly to blend, and garnish with a sprig of mint and thyme.

Gin and Lemon

Gin and lemon make a lovely duo in this Sipsmithy take on iced tea.

Lemon Iced Tea

Gin and lemon make a lovely duo in this Sipsmithy take on iced tea. Accompanied by chilled Earl Grey tea and a fruit-forward garnish, this serve is like no other iced tea you’ve ever had before.

50ml Sipsmith Lemon Drizzle Gin

20ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

30ml sugar syrup

80-100ml chilled Earl Grey tea

Cucumber, mint, and raspberry to garnish

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled glass and stir. Garnish with cucumber, mint and raspberry.

Lemon Collins

The Tom Collins is one of the most quintessential gin serves out there. This tribute to the classic upends the formula only slightly, using lemon cordial in place of lemon juice and sugar syrup. Simple to make and impossible not to like, it’s a classic for a reason.

40ml Sipsmith London Dry Gin

20ml lemon cordial

Sparkling water

Combine gin and cordial in an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with sparkling water and stir very gently. Garnish with a lemon flag — a slice of lemon wrapped around a Luxardo cherry and secured with a cocktail skewer.

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