Squirrels Own Valentines / Birthday

So I have never been one for Valentines day.  In fact this year my good lady had me hanging upside down in a silk hammock doing aerial yoga.  Yes that common couples pursuit of aerial yoga.

Anyway to celebrate a day let I’m going to be using the Gin Club stock to make these from Darnleys View, while I watch Hugh Grant awkwardly say “in the immortal words of David Cassidy, I think I love you”.

Valentine’s Day Darnleys Cocktails

Darnley's View Valentine Cocktails group shot

 To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Darnley’s View Gin have taken inspiration from the cocktail masters of the past with a choice of three classic cocktails with a twist. Share some love and shake up a French 75, Raspberry Fizz or Strawberry Ramos Gin Fizz using Darnley’s View Elderflower & Citrus London Dry Gin.

William Wemyss, Managing Director commented: “We looked to New Orleans, New York and master bartenders like Jerry Thomas when creating our Valentine’s Cocktails using Darnley’s View Elderflower and Citrus Gin. These drinks have stood the test of time and we’ve added a few twists as a nod to this romantic date in the calendar.”

 

French 75

45 ml Darnley’s View Elderflower & Citrus Gin

15ml Lemon juice

7.5ml Sugar syrup

Top up with Champagne

Method: Shake the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup with cubed ice. Strain into a chilled champagne flute and top with Champagne.

French 75 Darnley's View

Raspberry Gin Fizz

45 ml Darnley’s View Elderflower & Citrus Gin

handful of raspberries

10ml Lime juice

20ml Sugar syrup

Soda water

Method: In a cocktail shaker, add the raspberries and muddle with the back of a wooden spoon, or

similar. Add ice, then pour in the gin, sugar syrup and lime juice. Shake. Strain into a glass with ice, and top with soda water.

Strawberry Ramos Gin Fizz Darnley's View

Strawberry Ramos Gin Fizz

45 ml Darnley’s View Elderflower & Citrus Gin

15ml Lemon juice

15ml Lime juice

handful of strawberries

25ml double cream

1 egg white

soda water

Method: Combine all ingredients except the ice and soda in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 1 minute. Then add ice to shaker and shake a further minute. Strain into a tall chilled glass and top up with soda.

Raspberry Gin Fizz Darnley's View

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