Cocktails

This is my standard pour. I typically use 1 part syrup to 2 parts spirit and 4 parts sparkling water.

Gin

Gin & Citrus Tonic

  1. Fill a Highball glass with ice
  2. Add 50ml Gin
  3. Add 25ml Citrus Tonic syrup
  4. Stir well to blend
  5. Pour in 100ml sparkling water.
  6. Give it a gentle stir to combine and retain the fizz
  7. Serve with a garnish if you fancy.
  8. Enjoy!

Gimlet

  1. Add 50ml gin and 25ml Citrus Tonic syrup into a shaker with ice
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain into a chilled Martini glass or an Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Vodka

Vodka & Citrus Tonic

  1. Fill a Highball glass with ice
  2. Add 50ml Vodka
  3. Add 25ml Citrus Tonic Syrup
  4. Stir well to blend
  5. Pour in 100ml sparkling water.
  6. Give it a gentle stir to combine and retain the fizz
  7. Serve with a garnish if you fancy.
  8. Enjoy!

Rum

Monty's Dark & Stormy (Rum with Ginger and Orange Ale)

  1. Fill a Highball glass with ice
  2. Add 50ml Rum
  3. Add 25ml Ginger & Orange syrup
  4. Stir well to blend
  5. Pour in 100ml sparkling water.
  6. Give it a gentle stir to combine and retain the fizz
  7. Serve with a garnish if you fancy.
  8. Enjoy!

Whiskey

Whiskey & Original Tonic

  1. Fill a Highball glass with ice
  2. Add 50ml Whiskey - we like Bulleit but other Bourbons are good too
  3. Add 25ml Original Tonic syrup
  4. Stir well to blend
  5. Pour in 100ml sparkling water.
  6. Give it a gentle stir to combine and retain the fizz
  7. Serve with a garnish if you fancy.
  8. Enjoy!

Jack, The Scottish Mixologist's "Proper Refreshing" Whisky Highball

Loving the whisky highballs at the minute and something I like mixing with whisky that has some smoke about it is tonic. Something else I'm also a fan of is making stuff myself. While I can't make whisky myself (pockets aren't quite deep enough), @propertonic have been able to help with the tonic.

Providing tonic tea bags, there's a range of options like citrus and floral to name a few but my choice is aromatic. I've got a highlight dedicated to it but it's super simple. Mix it with water and sugar and you get a cordial. Mix that with soda and you've got tonic (watch out fever tree).

Mixing that with the berry heavy Raasay While We Wait single malt, a bit of honey sweetness from Burning Barn, cherry, mint and lemon for balance. It's fresh, fruity and perfect for long sunny days.

  1. 40ml Isle of Raasay Distillery - While We Wait 2018 Release
  2. 20ml Burning Barn Rum - Honey Rum Liqueur
  3. 30ml Ginger & Orange Ale
  4. 5ml Starlino Cherries Marasca Syrup
  5. 10ml lemon juice
  6. 7 mint leaves
  7. Soda top up
Check out Jack's original post here, go on, give him a like