At Naturally Cornish, we’re celebrating World Cocktail Day with our curated edit of the ten best cocktail recipes from some of Cornwall’s finest, award-winning distillers. With lockdown easing, now is the perfect time to hone your bartending skills for a bar-quality tipple at home, especially now they can finally be shared with friends and family. Elevate your home sipping and support some of Cornwall’s best creative independents with these beautifully crafted drinks. Cheers!
Elemental Cornish Gin: Raspberry Gin Sour
- 50ml Elemental Raspberry Gin
- 25ml fresh lemon juice
- 25ml sugar syrup
- 1 egg white
- Blackberry tonic
In a shaker, add 50ml of Elemental Cornish Raspberry Gin, 25ml of fresh lemon juice, 25ml sugar syrup, and 1 egg white. Shake this without ice first, then add ice and shake again. Strain into an empty but chilled rocks glass, then top with a berry-forward tonic and garnish with a raspberry and mint.
Cape Cornwall Rum: Mojito
- 1/2 lime chopped into chunks
- Handful of fresh mint
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 50ml of Cape Cornwall white or gold rum
- Soda water
Muddle the lime, mint and sugar in a tall glass, crushing the lime and mint as you go. Add lots of crushed ice to the glass and pour over the rum, stirring with a long spoon. Finally top up with soda water and garnish with fresh mint and a lime wheel. Enjoy!
Tinkture Gin: French 75
- 50ml of Tinkture Rose Gin
- 15ml fresh lemon juice
- 150g granulated sugar
- 150ml water
- Lots of ice
- A large bunch of thyme
First up the Thyme Syrup. Place sugar, water and thyme in a small saucepan and simmer until the sugar dissolves. Let this delicious mix bubble gently for a few minutes, then sieve to remove the thyme.
Next fill a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice, the Thyme Syrup, lemon juice and a good measure of Rose Gin. Shake your shaker vigorously. When your arm tires strain the contents into an iced champagne glass, then top up with Champagne. Stir gently. Garnish with a sprig of thyme.
Pocketful of Stones: Zennor’s Swizzle
- 50ml Pocketful of Stones Morveren Absinthe
- 10ml oz Rumbar Jamaica Overproof
- 20ml oz Velvet Falernum
- 15ml oz Lime Juice
- 10ml oz Angostura Bitters
Muddle mint in glass with lime juice and falernum. Add crushed ice, absinthe and rum and swizzle. Top with more crushed ice and bitters and garnish abundantly.
St Ives Liquor Co: The Pink Lady
- 50ml St Ives Liquor Co Super Berry Gin
- 1 Egg White
- 25ml Homemade raspberry puree
In a cocktail shaker add ice, St Ives Super Berry Gin, egg white and raspberry puree. Shake well and strain into an empty cocktail shaker. Shake again dry, then double strain into a chilled coupe glass.
Wrecking Coast Distillery: Kea Plum Flip
- 60ml Wrecking Coast Kea Plum Rum Liqueur
- 20ml fresh lemon juice
- 10ml Sugar Syrup (Vanilla Syrup would be your best option)
- Whole egg
- Fresh plum, sliced
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, add the egg last, and dry shake so no ice at this point. Then add ice and shake again. Strain and serve then add garnish of sliced plums.
Land of Saints Organic Gin: Grapefruit G&T
- 40ml Land of Saints Organic Gin
- 20ml Grapefruit Juice
- 20ml Pink Peppercorn & Rosemary Syrup
- 10ml Lime Juice
- Navas Soda Water to top
Shake all the ingredients together and garnish with pink grapefruit, rosemary and salted rim.
Penryn Spirits: The BORA Bee
- 50ml BORA Botanical Rum
- 30ml (to taste) of Honey syrup
- 20ml Fresh lemon juice (to taste)
- Two sprigs of lavender
Take a cocktail shaker base and fill two thirds full of ice. Measure and pour the rum, honey, and lemon juice into the shaker and add the sprig of lavender. Stir all together for about half a minute. Finally, strain into a glass and garnish with the remaining sprig of fresh lavender.
Pocketful of Stones: Gin Fizz
- Pocketful of Stones Old Tom Marmalade Gin
- Navas drinks Soda Water
- Lemon juice
- Sugar syrup
Stir all the ingredients in a shaker and serve.
Cornish Rock Gin: Lime and Rum Passion
- 30ml Cornish Rock Gin Spiced Rock Rum
- 30ml Amaro Averna liqueur
- 20ml freshly squeezed lime juice
- 20ml passion fruit syrup
- 7ml orgeat syrup
- Crushed ice
- Garnish with fresh passion fruit, sprig of mint, lime wedge and an orchid flower
Add plenty of ice to your shaker and the ingredients, shaking until blended. Fill your favourite glass with crushed ice, strain and pour your shaker. Top up with more ice if required and garnish with passion fruit, sprig of mint,lime wedge and orchid flower.
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