tonn mor bramble gin cocktail 18/11/2021

Colonsay Tonn Mor Bramble Gin Cocktail

Colonsay Tonn Mor Bramble is one of our favourite cocktails of all time, The Bramble was created in the 1980s by the late, great Dick Bradsell. This version features our Navy Strength Gin called Tonn Mor and the blackberry element is our delicious Bramble liqueur. The liqueur is made from our award winning Colonsay Gin, infused with fresh pressed blackberries – there are no artificial colours or flavours and it’s absolutely delicious! Method and ingredients below: 50ml Colonsay Gin – Tonn Mor 30ml Lemon Juice 10ml Monin Sugar Syrup 15ml... Read More

vanilla laika vodka cocktail 16/09/2021

Colonsay Vanilla Laika Vodka Cocktail

Our very own Colonsay vanilla laika vodka cocktail is based on the original created by Jake Burger in 2002 at Townhouse in Leeds. We’ve reduced the amount of simple syrup from the original and your preference on this (as ours was) will probably be dictated by how sweet your apple juice is. This is a lovely refreshing cocktail, perfect for a warm sunny day! We’ve used a miniature of Absolut Vanilla but if you don’t have any vanilla vodka, then you could of course infuse any vodka with vanilla beans /... Read More

salty dog vodka cocktail 03/09/2021

Colonsay Salty Dog Vodka Cocktail

Salty Dog Vodka cocktail is easy but tasty and has been around for many years. Seeing as it’s only 3 ingredients, quality is key. Using our excellent Colonsay Vodka which is made using peated barley. This gives it a slightly smoky flavour, which adds a delicious complexity to this very simple drink. It also pairs beautifully when you taste it with the salt rim. This can be served in a highball over ice, or straight up as we’ve done here. Method and ingredients below: 45ml Colonsay Vodka 15ml Maraschino Liqueur... Read More

international incident vodka cocktail 20/07/2021

Colonsay International Incident Vodka Cocktail

This cocktail pairs some Irish Cream with our peated barley Colonsay Vodka, some excellent cold brew coffee liqueur and the deliciously nutty duo of Disaronno almond liqueur and Frangelico hazelnut liqueur. Colonsay International Incident Vodka cocktail is a creamy & tasty number and is one that we saw on Difford’s Guide website. Method and ingredients below: 30ml Irish Cream Liqueur 15ml Colonsay Vodka 15ml Coffee Liqueur Mr Black Spirits 15ml Hazelnut Liqueur Frangelico 15ml Amaretto Disaronno Shake all ingredients with ice until well chilled, then fine strain into a chilled... Read More

yellow daisy gin cocktail 25/06/2021

Colonsay Yellow Daisy Gin Cocktail

According to Harry Craddock’s 1930 “The Savoy Cocktail Book”, the Yellow Daisy was the favourite drink of (and was possibly even invented by) Richard William Clarke, who was known as “Deadwood Dick”. Clarke was a onetime Custer Scout, a Pony Express rider, a Deadwood Gulch stagecoach guard and he was the inspiration for 64 “Deadwood Dick” novels by E. L. Wheeler. Clarke was friends with Calamity Jane, Wild Bill Hickock & Buffalo Bill amongst others and he is buried on Sunrise Mountain, overlooking Deadwood Gulch, South Dakota. I was a... Read More

rum runner cocktail 20/05/2021

Colonsay Rum Runner Rum Cocktail

This 1970s Tiki rum cocktail calls for 151-proof Bacardi, but it’s no longer in production. This gave us a chance to use the 151-proof version of Old J Spiced Rum which is excellent. It may be a spiced rum but it isn’t too sweet, it’s still packed with flavour but it’s not overpowering at all. So good. Just bear in mind that it’s 75.5% ABV, so don’t go overboard haha 😂 This recipe also calls for a Blackberry Brandy, but we’ve subbed in our own fantastic Colonsay Bramble Liqueur, which... Read More

irish dramble whiskey cocktail 20/04/2021

Colonsay Irish Dramble Whisky Cocktail

A Dramble is just a Bramble using Scotch Whisky in place of gin. It was created by Jacob Briars for Dewar’s Whisky. For this version we’ve gone Irish instead though, with the delicious Teeling Small Batch Irish Whiskey from Dublin 🇮🇪 In place of Creme de Mure we’ve used our very own Colonsay Bramble Liqueur. Method and ingredients below: 60ml Teeling Irish Whiskey 30ml Lemon Juice 12.5ml Colonsay Bramble Liqueur 12.5ml Sugar Syru Shake first 3 ingredients with ice until well chilled, then strain into an Old Fashioned glass filled... Read More

long island spiced tea cocktail 20/04/2021

Colonsay Long Island Spiced Tea Cocktail

Quite a lot going on with this one – but persevere – it’s super tasty! A subtle riff on the classic, which is in Difford’s Guide on their website. The spice element in Colonsay Long Island Spiced Tea is simply that you replace white rum with spiced rum. That provided the perfect opportunity to use Cut O The Rum Spiced Rum, with its delicious vanilla & caramel flavours, tempered by a little peppery spice. This tasty rum is backed up here by 4 more excellent spirits – Cazcabel Tequila Blanco... Read More

negroni verdi gin cocktail 19/04/2021

Colonsay Negroni Verdi Gin Cocktail

As you probably guessed, Negroni Verdi Gin cocktail is a green Negroni. The gorgeous colour comes courtesy of P31 Green Aperitivo, with it’s delicious blend of bittersweet herbs and botanicals. We’ve used our punchy Colonsay Gin Tonn Mor Navy Strength gin as the base, to stand up to those tasty & intense herbal flavours. Then some Bitter Bianco rather than Campari (for obvious reasons of colour), and the same goes for Cinzano Bianco in place of sweet vermouth. But the overall taste is unmistakably in the bittersweet spirit of the... Read More

greyhound’s tail gin cocktail 31/03/2021

Colonsay Greyhound’s Tail Vodka Cocktail

For our Colonsay Greyhound’s Tail Vodka cocktail Ant @cocktails_for_breakfast has used our new Colonsay Vodka in a riff on the Greyhound (which is basically just vodka and pink grapefruit juice). He’s added in some Pampelle Ruby Red Grapefruit Apertitif to really ramp up the grapefruit flavour. This delicious bittersweet grapefruit Aperitif is a real flavour-bomb of citrus 😋 he’s also included a little honey syrup, to balance out those predominantly sour & bittersweet flavours. It turned out simple yet delicious. Method and ingredients below: 45ml Colonsay Vodka 15ml Grapefruit Aperitif... Read More