Entries by simon burrows

Raspberry Collins

A refreshing sweet twist on the classic. What you will need ​ What to do:​ We made our sugar syrup with 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1 cup of fresh lemon balm leaves. Pop in a pan and gently bring to the boil. After a minute the sugar should be dissolved. Take off […]

Marjorie’s Mojito

A refreshing (and dangerously innocent) tasting cocktail replacing Mint with Basil to compliment the earthy plum sweetness. What you will need (2 servings)​ What to do:​ Enjoy ChinChin!

Espresso Martini

The perfect pick me up or very simple yet eye catching cocktail to make for friends and family. The longer you shake this one the thicker that signature crema layer will be. What you will need (2 servings)​ What to do:​ Enjoy ChinChin!

Summer Love-15 Cocktail

Summer Love-15 Cocktail Our Summer Love-15 Cocktail, it evokes the flavours of strawberries and cream, made using our Strawberry and Raspberry Gin and locally produced @shakenudder milkshake.Share a tray with friends, kick back and enjoy the summer. Ingredients (1 serving)​ 50ml Afternoon Tea Gin25ml Fresh Lemon Juice50ml Shaken Udder strawberry or vanilla milkshakeCream SodaStrawberries and […]

Chocolate Negroni

Chocolate Negroni This chocolate version of the classic Negroni really releases the orange notes in the Campari Bitters with that rich, sweet Vermouth a perfect partner to the classic juniper and citrus in the gin. Enjoy in company Ingredients (1 serving)​ 30ml Tide’s Fortune Essex Dry Gin25ml Punt E Mes or other Vermouth30ml Campari Bitters […]

Juliet & Romeo

Juliet & Romeo This is our take on the original Juliet & Romeo. We have switched out the mint for rose geranium for an extra sweet touch. Ingredients (1 serving)​ 50ml Tide’s Fortune Elder Pear Dry Gin15ml Sugar SyrupJuice of two limesSmall pinch of salt3 Slices of peeled cucumber 6 Rose geranium leaves (or mint […]

Pink Passion Negroni

Pink Passion Negroni What could be more romantic than our take on the classic Negroni. Substitute pink gin for our naturally fruity Elder Pear Dry Gin and use a pink vermouth. We really love Lillet Rose in this one with its berry, orange blossom and grapefruit aromas. Love is… Ingredients (1 serving)​ 50ml Tide’s Fortune […]

Gin Old Fashioned

Gin Old Fashioned Ingredients (1 serving)​ 50ml Tide’s Fortune Essex Dry Gin20ml sugar syrup (equal parts sugar and water heated and dissolved and left to cool3 drops of Orange BittersIce cubesOne large ice cubeOrange PeelOld Fashioned or short whisky glassBoston Glass or Manhattan Cocktail shakerStirrerStrainer Method:​ Prepare a big ice cube in advance using a […]

Cupid’s Hope Cocktail (Valentine’s Day)

Cupid’s Hope Cocktail (Valentine’s Day) A cocktail for those who like something well balanced. The Rosemary sugar syrup offsets the sweet pear juice perfectly for a romantic long drink. Ingredients (1 servings)​ 50ml Tide’s Fortune Essex Dry Gin 50ml Fresh pear juice 25ml Lemon juice 25ml Rosemary sugar syrup Crushed Ice Rosemary sprig to garnish […]

Red Snapper

Red Snapper The gin version of the classic Bloody Mary Ingredients (1 servings)​ 50ml of Tide’s Fortune Gin 100ml  tomato juice 25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice 6 dashes Tabasco 3 dashes Worcestershire sauce 2 pinches celery salt 2 pinches ground black pepper 1 stick of celery Method:​ Use some lemon juice to wet the rim of a glass and then dab with the black pepper […]

Christmassy Mulled Gin

Christmassy Mulled Gin A warming hug just when you need it. Ingredients (4 servings)​ 100 ml Tide’s Fortune Essex Dry Gin400 ml apple juice1 bay leaf4 cloves2 cardamon pods1 small cinnamon stick3 juniper berries1/2 tsp coriander seedsDried grapefruit sliceHalf a lemon, sliced1 tsp runny honey For the garnish4 bay leaves – 2 lemon slices Method:​ […]

Super simple Cranberry Cocktail

Super simple  Cranberry Cocktail A refreshing cocktail that takes no time at all. Win Win. Ingredients (1 serving)​ 150ml Cranberry Juice 2-3 mint leaves 50ml Tide’s Forune Squeeze of lime Ice Cubes Method:​ Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake until the ice has made all the ingredients nice and cold. Pour […]

Classic Collins​

A nice long cocktail, refreshing, thirst quenching and simple to make…no shaking required.​ What you will need 50ml Tide’s Fortune Gin​ 15ml Simple Syrup (Sugar dissolved in water in a pan 1 part sugar to 1 part water)​ 30ml Fresh squeezed lemon juice​ Dash of Angostura Bitters​ 60ml Soda Water​ Ice cubes What to do: (1) Fill a […]

Bees Knees

Bees Knees A classic cocktail, celebrating local produce by using local honey and apple juice Ingredients (1 serving)​ 50ml Tide’s Fortune Gin​ 25ml Fresh Lemon Juice​ 25 ml Honey Syrup (Local clear honey warmed in a pan with 1 part honey to 1 part water)​ Dash of fresh Apple juice or Cotchel Ice cubes​ Method:​ […]

Victoria Sponge with Gin Macerated Strawberries

Victoria Sponge with Gin Macerated Strawberries (or have the macerated strawberries with anything else!) For the sponge 225g butter (room temperature) 225g caster sugar 225g self-raising flour 2 level tsp baking powder 4 large eggs Double Cream – for filling 1 tbsp of elderflower cordial For the strawberries A good handful of strawberries cut up […]