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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

island paradise II gin cocktail 21/02/2021

Colonsay Island Paradise II Gin Cocktail

Another great recipe from Ant @cocktails_for_breakfast an improved version of a cocktail we featured a few months ago. The base of Colonsay Island Paradise II Gin cocktail is our Colonsay Gin – Tonn Mor Navy Strength combined with a Pineapple Gin and for an extra kick and more citrus to back up the Arancione Aperitivo there’s some Blue Curacao – helps with the colour too! Some cinnamon stick and mint leaf ‘palm trees’ on a lemon beach as a garnish. Method & Ingredients: 30ml Colonsay Gin – Tonn Mor 30ml... Read More

gin pahit cocktail 21/01/2021

Colonsay Gin Pahit Cocktail

Anthony @cocktails_for_breakfast has given us another great cocktail to try. Colonsay Gin Pahit Cocktail may be small, but it certainly packs a punch! For the base we’ve used Colonsay Gin – Tonn Mor, which is a navy strength London Dry and we’ll explain why later. Firstly, the cocktail: There are some pretty major disagreements around this cocktail, mostly centred around the amount of Angostura bitters used. Difford’s Guide (along with other respected sources) would have you use 2 dashes (some say 3). However, the Raffles Hotel, and also @dradamshob Book... Read More

azure negroni gin cocktail 14/12/2020

Colonsay Azure Negroni Gin Cocktail

Anthony @cocktails_for_breakfast has given us another great cocktail to try. The Colonsay Azure Negroni Gin cocktail is a delicious bittersweet of citrus flavours, with our top quality Colonsay Gin – Solas as the base. And of course, who doesn’t love a blue cocktail! Method and ingredients below: 30ml Colonsay Gin – Solas Gin 20ml Bitter Bianco 20ml Lillet Blanc 20ml Blue Curaçao Stir all ingredients over ice until well chilled, then strain into an Old Fashioned glass over large ice cubes. Garnish with an orange peel twist. Simple to make... Read More

nesmith arioca gin cocktail 26/11/2020

Colonsay Nesmith Carioca Gin Cocktail

Once again we thank our ‘resident’ mixologist Anthony @cocktails_for_breakfast for this fabulous creation. The Colonsay Nesmith Carioca Gin cocktail was first created by filmmaker Rob Christopher in 2014. Rob named this in tribute to musician Michael Nesmith and his 1979 song Carioca. Rob created this with one of his favourite gins, so we’ve done the same and used our Colonsay Gin – Tonn Mor which is a bold, punchy, dry, and, of course, juniper-forward Navy Strength gin. With lime, pineapple, honey and bitters, this is a delicious gin-based Tiki sipper.... Read More

suffering bastard gin cocktails drink in a glass 19/11/2020

Colonsay Suffering Bastard Gin Cocktail

A Tiki classic, this recipe is courtesy of the @cocktails_for_breakfast. Colonsay Suffering Bastard Gin Cocktail, a split base of brandy and gin. Full details below: 30ml Colonsay Gin 30ml Brandy 15ml Lime Juice Cordial 2 dashes Angostura bitters 120ml Ginger Beer Add all ingredients (apart from the ginger beer) to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until well chilled. Add the ginger beer, then open pour carefully into a double rocks / OF glass, or a Tiki mug as shown here. Garnish with mint and citrus


Colonsay Ampersand Gin Cocktail

Colonsay Ampersand Gin cocktail is quite a boozy brandy influenced affair! Those looking for something sweet may not find it here! Very much for the Martini & Manhattan lover’s out there. This cocktail was first published in the Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book by A.S. Crockett. As Difford’s Guide explains, the name may be a reference to the ampersand (&) in the brand of vermouth that was used. Did you know that the ampersand was once part of the English alphabet? It was more or less the 27th letter, after Z.... Read More

Island Paradise Gin Cocktail 26/10/2020

Colonsay Island Paradise Gin Cocktail

We just couldn’t resist this fabulous looking creation from Ant @cocktails_for_breakfast ! Colonsay Island Paradise Gin cocktail is 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... Read More

colonsay green credentials gin cocktail 12/10/2020

Colonsay Green Credentials Gin Cocktail

Combining the flavours of Blackberry and Balsamic and putting them up against the herbaceous flavour bomb that is Green Aperitivo. The result, Colonsay Green Credentials Gin cocktail 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... Read More