Four beautiful cocktails to make with Wessex Alfred the Great Gin

This month we are celebrating a oft-overlooked historical era, where magic, folk wisdom and mystery prevailed! Alfred the Great Gin from the Wessex Distillery was created with this great king in mind and a lot of the botanicals in the liquid were used throughout his reign for medicinal and magical purposes. These four classic gin cocktails all have a magical twist so are the perfect royal recipes to feature September’s mystical Gin of the Month!

The Anglo Saxon

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Ingredients:
20ml Wessex Alfred the Great Gin
1 sugar cube
3-4 dashes orange bitters
70ml British sparkling wine

Method:
Add your gin, sugar cube and orange bitters to a champagne flute. Top up with sparkling wine and serve.


Alfred the Great

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Ingredients:

25ml Wessex Alfred the Great Gin
75ml ruby grapefruit juice
1 tsp honey

Method:

Add your gin and honey to a cocktail shaker and stir until the honey is dissolved. Add ice and ruby grapefruit juice. Shake and strain into a martini glass.


Royal Fleet

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Ingredients:

50ml Wessex Alfred the Great Gin
20ml lime juice
15ml honey syrup*
3 dashes of chocolate bitters (optional)

Method:

Add all your ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice. Strain into a martini glass and serve.

*Combine 50ml of water and 50ml honey in a saucepan. Place over medium heat and simmer until the honey dissolves. Cool, refrigerate and use within two weeks


Wessex Negroni

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Ingredients:

25ml Wessex Alfred the Great Gin
25ml red vermouth
25ml Campari
Wedge of lemon, to garnish

Method:

Pour all ingredients over ice in a rocks glass. Stir gently, garnish and serve.