Make sure your cocktail game is summer ready with this Cocktail Menu Masterclass by Yorkshire’s Gin King, Karl Mason of Masons Yorkshire Gin as we raise a glass to #YorkshireDay this week.
From the perfect serves and garnishes, to three of the best cocktails to be sipping in the sunshine, this guide has you covered.
50ml Masons Tea Gin
25ml Sweet Vermouth
An orange peel twist to garnish
Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add Masons Tea Gin, Campari and Vermouth and stir. Garnish with an orange peel twist.
Handful of sage leaves
15ml Lime juice
25ml Cloudy apple juice
35ml Masons Peppered Pear Gin
10ml Xante Pear Brandy Sage sprig, to garnish
Lime wedge, to garnish
Muddle sage leaves in a Boston shaker, then add all the ingredients. Shake well, fine strain over cubed ice and garnish with sage sprig and lime wedge.
(Note – the Peppered Pear Gin is a light and fruity edition to Masons’ range with a refreshing flavour sequence. Team with a slice of apple or pear for a fruity kick with the Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic or why not try a bay leaf for a drier finish?
45ml Masons Original Gin
10ml Dry Vermouth
10ml Tonic Syrup
Lemon peel, to garnish
Add all of the ingredients and ice into a chilled mixing glass and stir. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel.
FOR THE PERFECT SERVE:
LAVENDER EDITION: Lime peel is a great garnish when serving with premium tonic or ginger ale, or spruce it up with Fentimans’ Herbal Tonic and a sprig of rosemary.
THE ORIGINAL: Pair with premium tonic and garnish with orange peel or pink grapefruit and black pepper. Alternatively, try with Fentimans’ Rose Lemonade, strawberries and cucumber or add Fever-Tree’s Aromatic Tonic, cardamom pods and orange peel.
TEA EDITION: Serve this tea gin with premium tonic, FeverTree’s Elderflower Tonic, or Fentimans Bitter Lemonade. A twist of lemon peel in the glass makes the perfect garnish.