Colonsay Cocktails No.4
50ml Colonsay Gin
1 tsp Greengage Jam
20ml Seaweed and tea syrup*
5ml Smokey Scotch (Ardbeg)
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 waves and vast skies. Pairing the robust juniper notes of Colonsay Gin with a touch of smokey scotch, seaweed syrup and sprinkling of salt, the cocktail captures the scent of sea spray on the breeze.
For those not familiar with the island, this is Kiloran Bay!
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and fine strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprinkle of salt on top of the glass, spritz with twist of lime and decorate with an edible flower.
To make the syrup: add 1tsp loose leaf breakfast tea and 1 sheet (2.2g) Nori seaweed as well as 500ml caster sugar to 500ml of hot, not boiling, water. Dissolve the sugar and leave to infuse for 10 minutes before straining. This syrup will last in the fridge for 2 months.
As always, we’d love to hear what you think of this recipe and it would be great to see your efforts on Instagram. We’ll be giving away some Colonsay Gin goodies every month to the best, most creative, post using #colonsaygincocktail so best get shaking and making!!