Variety is the spice of life and here at Craft Gin Club we like to celebrate that mantra everyday when it comes to gin! So for all those gin lovers with a penchant for pud, these 5 dessert themed cocktails will be a real treat!
The “Martini” in martini comes from the Italian Vermouth. Although the traditional martini is meant to use dry vermouth to complement the gin, this recipe employs another, sweeter Italian creation and will cool you off after a big meal.
Add ice and water to a coupe glass, stir and let stand to chill the glass. Meanwhile combine the gin, lemoncello and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Pour our the iced water and strain the cocktail into your chilled coupe glass, garnish with a lemon twist and serve immediately.
Buttermilk Maple Gin Flip
The use of cream in modern-day Flip recipes is optional whereas an egg, separated whites and yolk, and sugar give the drink its identifiable characteristic. This recipe opts for something creamy, but uses buttermilk instead of double cream, and sugary, but goes for maple syrup for extra sweetness.
Add the gin, buttermilk, maple syrup and egg cocktail shaker and dry shake (no ice). Add ice shake again, strain into a chilled coupe glass and nutmeg.
10ml maple syrup
1 whole egg, separated
Salted Toffee Martini
This beautiful, boozy liquid dessert is the perfect decadent treat for the chocolate lovers out there.
Add ice, toffee gin, chocolate liqueur and Amaretto to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
Pour the chocolate syrup into a saucer and dip the top of a martini glass into the sauce. Grate some of the Willie's sea salt chocolate into another saucer and dip the coated glass, so the flakes stick to the sauce, creating a chocolate rim!
Pour the contents of the shaker into your chocolatey glass and sprinkle with more grated chocolate - enjoy!
50ml of toffee gin
30ml of chocolate liqueur
Bursting with sweet berry flavours and as pretty as a picture!
For the berry purée:
In a blender, blitz mixed berries, lemon juice and a few teaspoons of sugar (to taste) until liquefied.
For the cocktail:
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine gin, sugar syrup and lemon juice. Shake vigorously, then strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Top with the berry purée and garnish with berries, to serve.
30ml lemon juice, freshly squeezed
15ml sugar syrup
30ml berry purée, sweetened*
Garnish: fresh strawberries and blackberries
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, fill with ice and shake vigorously.
Strain cocktail into a champagne glass and garnish with lemon peel, after rubbing around the rim of the glass.
Wrap up in a blanket and sit in the garden to watch the autumn sun go down.
40ml white rum
40ml sloe gin
40ml apricot brandy
30ml lime juice
20ml sugar syrup
1 x Lemon slice to garnish