Bridgerton inspired gin cocktails to celebrate Season Two

Warner’s Distillery get in the mood of this popular Regency drama with these stylish drinks, and Peter Morrell reviews the Warner’s Distillery London Dry Gin

Warners Cocktails

In celebration of Bridgerton’s newest series being released (25 March), Warner’s Distillery has unveiled a suite of Bridgerton inspired cocktails. Listed below are four of our favourites including The Forbidden Kiss, The Duke’s Duel, The Queen Bee and The Scandal Sheet.

These cocktails can be made at home or purchased at Bridgerton’s Secret Cinema event.

The Forbidden Kiss

Ingredients

  • 40ml Warner’s Elderflower Gin
  • 10ml Cocchi Americano
  • 2ml Absinthe
  • 10ml Cucumber Juice
  • 20ml Mint Tea syrup
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 100ml soda water
  • Spring of mint (to garnish)

Method

  1. Build in a tall glass full of big cubes of ice,
  2. Top up with soda, stir and garnish with a sprig of mint
The Duke’s Duel

Ingredients

  • 50ml Warner’s Rhubarb Gin
  • 20ml Martini Rosso
  • 5ml Peach liqueur
  • 12.5ml Campari
  • 12.5ml Aperol
  • Orange slice (to garnish)

Method

  1. Add all ingredients to a glass and stir with big cubes of ice
  2. Garnish with a slice of orange
The Queen Bee

Ingredients

  • 35ml Warner’s Honeybee Gin
  • 10ml Amontillado sherry
  • 10ml Kings Ginger
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 10ml fresh ginger juice
  • 10ml fresh pineapple juice
  • 10ml 2:1 sugar syrup (2 part sugar, 1 part boiling water, stir till clear)
  • Lemon slice (to garnish)

Method

  1. Combine ingredients in a shaker (or jam jar) and add as much ice as possible
  2. Cover and shake for 20 seconds
  3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh cubes of ice
  4. Garnish with a lemon slice
The Scandal Sheet

Ingredients

  • 30ml Warner’s London Dry Gin
  • 5ml Martini Rosso
  • 5ml Amontillado sherry
  • 5ml Strawberry puree
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 15ml chamomile syrup
  • Top up with 70ml of Prosecco (champagne is better)
  • Lemon peel (to garnish)

Method

  1. In a shaker, combine all ingredients except Prosecco
  2. Fill with ice, do a quick shake and strain in a wine glass
  3. Top up with Prosecco, express the lemon peel and drop in

Peter Morrell, Editor comments “I have been tasting Warner’s London Dry, used as the base for the Scandal Sheet cocktail. All the gin are made with loving care by Tom Warner and his team at Falls Farm in rural Northamptonshire. The flavourings for the London Dry are a mix of local and exotic botanicals – Juniper, Lemon Peel from a local food producer, Coriander, Elderflower, Cinnamon, Almond, Nutmeg, and farm-grown Angelica Root, Lavender, and Lemon Verbena.

The bouquet was very powerful, offering strong Juniper aromas underpinned by distinct floral and citrus notes. The gin was smooth and sweet, and as it developed on the palate there was a refreshing burst of mouth filling flavours. A good tang of Lemon and Elderflower joined the resinous Juniper taste. There was a background of spices, and distinct hints of Lavender. The floral finish was strong and persistent.

I was impressed with this multi-award-winning gin, it’s aromas and flavours make it, and it’s flavoured companions, ideal bases for stylish cocktails.

https://www.warnersdistillery.com/

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