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During the Prohibition era in the United States, the Martini gained popularity due to its strong flavor and ability to mask the taste of bootlegged alcohol. It became the iconic symbol of rebellion and sophistication.

  • Strawberry Basil Smash

    Strawberry Basil Smash

    The summer invokes memories of picnics, picking strawberries and the herbs growing in the garden. Basil works very well in cocktails as shown in the basil smash, so we thought...

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  • Sgroppino Explorer's Gin

    The Sgroppino

    Sgroppino is an Italian cocktail originating from Venice in the 1500s. It was used as a palate cleanser between courses normally with vodka as the base. We came across this...

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  • Lemon Curd, Lemon, Gimlet, Coupe Glass, Explorer's Gin

    Lemon Curd Gimlet

    I love experimenting with citrus fruit and gimlet and sour cocktails are amongst my favourites. Recently we had a jar of lemon curd left in the fridge that needed to...

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  • Cucumber Spritz, Explorer's Gin, Soda Water and Simple Sugar Syrup

    Cucumber Spritz

    The mighty cucumber is often associated with refreshing summer drinks or as a garnish to a cocktail or in a Pimm’s. It is also one of the core ingredients in...

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  • Campari Sour, Downton Distillery, Wiltshire, Salisbury


    If you love a Negroni, then this simple cocktail is for you. It is bright, bracingly bitter with a silky texture, making it elegant and well balanced. It uses three...

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  • Southside


    If you love the Rum Mojito but are also a lover of gin, this will quickly become your favourite cocktail! On a hot evening this would be my choice of cocktail...

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  • Basil Smash

    Basil Smash

    This is a refreshing summery number that dances on your palate. Its vibrancy reminds me of the wheat grass shots that are often promoted as boosting one’s wellness, but here...

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  • Rhubarb 75

    Rhubarb 75

    Rhubarb is a wonderful versatile vegetable that starts to make its appearance in early spring, with its red shoots emerging from the ground in March. Then quickly growing ready to...

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  • Gin Sour Zesty Citrus and Lush

    Gin Sour

    If you love citrus based cocktails or the sweetness of a Mojito, then this is the cocktail for you. This is a classic cocktail that is easy to make and...

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  • Sunset Negroni

    Sunset Negroni

    The Negroni is a firm favourite or ours however for many the bitterness can be off putting and this is what makes it like marmite. Different styles of Negroni are...

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  • Paloma Explorer's Gin

    Paloma - as seen on Sunday Brunch

    Olivier Ward of Gin Foundry showcased Explorer's Gin on Channel 4 Sunday Brunch with a modern twist to a classic Mexican cocktail, the Paloma. The Paloma is known for being...

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  • Pink Gin Downton Distillery

    Pink Gin

    This cocktail celebrates the original pink gin (and not the new pink gins). The colour of this cocktail comes from Angostura bitters and is also known as gin and bitters....

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  • Hugo Spritz Cocktail

    Our Summer Cocktail, the 'Hugo Spritz'

    Last weekend we attended the most beautiful wedding in Italy, at a gorgeous vineyard just outside Modena. The wedding itself was a fairy tale but the heat made it a...

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  • Rose 75

    The 'Feisty French 75'

    If you love gin and Champagne, the 'Feisty French 75' is the perfect cocktail to have this Valentine’s Day, whether you're going on a date or spend the evening with...

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