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COLONSAY COCKTAILS No.7

We just couldn’t resist this fabulous looking creation from Ant @cocktails_for_breakfast ! It’s worth making just for the insane garnish don’t you think!? It’s name is also very appropriate, seeing as we live on the beautiful island of Colonsay, although we’re struggling to find palm trees! Just have to settle for all the exotic flora and fauna in Colonsay House gardens instead! This is not the type of drink you’d normally associate with Scottish gin, but there are plenty of Tiki drinks that use gin as their base, so we... Read More

Colonsay Cocktails No.6

Combining the flavours of Blackberry and Balsamic and putting them up against the herbaceous flavour bomb that is Green Aperitivo. The result is kind of a Bramble base, but with the added acidity and a strong herbal backbone. Ingredients: 30ml Colonsay Gin 22.5ml P31 Green Aperitivo 15ml Lemon Juice 4 blackberries (plus more for garnish) 15ml Colonsay Bramble Liqueur 15ml Creme de Cassis 5ml Balsamic Vinegar Muddle the bkackberries in the bottom of a rocks glass with the balsamic vinegar. Add the Cassis and Bramble Liqueur then fill with crushed... Read More

Colonsay Cocktails No.5

Ingredients 50ml Colonsay Gin 20ml Lemon juice 20ml Orange juice 2tsp Colonsay Honey For No.5 we’re using our own recipe and the fabulous Colonsay Honey. To find out more about how the honey is made and why it tastes so good, go to: https://colonsay.org.uk/shops-food/colonsay-honey Add the gin and the honey to a shaker and stir/shake to dissolve the honey. Top Tip: Don’t add any ice as the honey just sticks to it! Add lemon and orange juice and now top up with ice. Shake to cool. Strain into a chilled... Read More

Colonsay Cocktails No.4

Ingredients 50ml Colonsay Gin 1 tsp Greengage Jam 20ml Seaweed and tea syrup* 5ml Smokey Scotch (Ardbeg) 25ml Lime 1 Egg white For our 4th Colonsay Cocktail we’ve switched allegiance and taken creative guidance from @thecocktailtradingco. Check out their Instagram page for more fab recipes. Kiloran Waves – which showcases Colonsay Gin and was created to celebrate the launch of our first ‘island batch’ – Wild Thyme 909 – back in May 2018. With one sip, drinkers will be transported to one of the island’s finest golden beaches, with tempestuous... Read More

Colonsay Cocktails No.3

Ingredients 60ml Colonsay Gin 30ml Lillet Blanc 30ml Blue Curacao 30ml Lemon Juice 3 dashes Orange Bitters 1 egg white Welcome to No.3 in a series of ‘how to make cocktail’ blogs. Another fabulous Colonsay Gin cocktail creation from Anthony from @cocktails_for_breakfast. By now you’ll be following him on Instagram I’m sure – his garnishes are legendary! Port Mhor is a smooth citrusy cocktail that captures the beauty of the island location and we love it because it’s pretty close to being #colonsayblue! Shake ingredients without ice, very vigorously (mini... Read More

Colonsay Cocktails No.2

Ingredients 45ml Colonsay Gin 10ml Fernet-Branca 20ml Lillet Rose 30ml Cranberry Juice 10ml Lemon Juice 10ml Red Pepper Shrub 5ml Grenadine 2 to 3 dashes Tabasco Sauce Welcome to the second in a series of ‘how to make cocktail’ blogs. We’ve teamed up with the hugely creative Anthony from @cocktails_for_breakfast to mix up some fabulous Colonsay Gin cocktails. His Instagram page is well worth a look – if you’ve not already checked it out, why not!? He is the garnish guru! For those that don’t know the island too well,... Read More

Colonsay Cocktails No.1

Ingredients 45ml Colonsay Gin 20ml St Germain 20ml Lillet Blanc 15ml Yellow Chartreuse 20ml Lemon Juice 20ml Orange Juice 15ml Yellow Pepper Shrub Pinch of Salt Welcome to the first in a series of ‘how to make cocktail’ blogs. We’ve teamed up with the hugely creative Anthony from @cocktails_for_breakfast to mix up some fabulous Colonsay Gin cocktails. His Instagram page is well worth a look – we think he’s one of the best at making the most of a garnish! You’ll see what we mean! So….Colonsay Gin Cocktail no.1 –... Read More