Whether catching up with friends or simply celebrating the end of a long week there’s something uniquely relaxing about the ritual of mixing up a cocktail.

Whether that’s a mocktail or mixed with alcohol, taking the time to get a little bit fancy with your cocktail hour celebration is a special kind of treat, particularly if parent duties mean you can’t get out for the real deal!

If you’re looking to level-up your mixing skills, we’ve found some simple gin recipes that bring the cocktail bar straight to your living room. Cheers!

 

Below you’ll find a selection of gin recipes from Britain’s farm-based Warner’s Distillery, ranging from a simple, classic G&T through to an expert level cocktail creation by Mikey Enright from The Barber Shop to help you level up cocktail hour at your place!

Kids down. Gin up!

The Classic Negroni

The Negroni dates back to Italy in 1919 and was a variation on the classic Americano cocktail (Campari, Martini Rosso and Soda). Count Camillo Negroni asked his bartender, Fosco Scarselli, to make the drink stronger so (being a man of taste and style) he added gin. The ‘Count Negroni’ was born but it soon became known simply as the Negroni. It’s become one of the drinks of the current gin renaissance.

Ingredients:

  • 25ml Warner’s London Dry Gin
  • 25ml Campari
  • 25ml Sweet Vermouth

Garnish:

  • Orange peel

Glassware:

  • Rocks

Method:

  • Pour all of the ingredients into an ice filled mixing glass, stir for 60 seconds and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange peel, sit back, relax and enjoy!

The Classic Negroni

Rhubarb Sour

The classic sour can be made with many spirits; however using Warner’s Rhubarb Gin however changes the complexity of the drink completely. The lemon and sugar create a sherbet like flavour with a burst of rhubarb coming through. The addition of the egg white gives the drink a smoother, richer texture.

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Warner’s Rhubarb Gin
  • 25ml Lemon juice
  • 20ml Sugar syrup
  • Dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 Egg white (optional)

Garnish:

  • Lemon twist

Glassware:

  • Coupette

Method:

  • Shake all ingredients together with ice for 10 seconds. Double strain into the other half of the shaker and empty the ice
  • Dry shake for another 10 seconds and pour into a Coupette, garnish with the lemon twist

Rhubarb Sour

Halfway to Harrington

Created by Mikey Enright at The Barber Shop in Sydney, names as The World’s Best Gin Bar in 2020

Ingredients:

  • 30ml Warner’s London Dry Gin
  • 30ml Warner’s Rhubarb Gin
  • 20ml watermelon juice
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 10ml finger lime cordial
  • 3 drops salt bush

Glass:

  • Gold rim coupette

Method:

  • Add all ingredients, dry shake, wet shake, strain

Garnish:

  • Toasted rhubarb nest

Halfway to Harrington

The classic G&T

Warner’s London Dry Gin with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic or Indian Tonic and fresh orange garnish.

The classic G&T

The classic G&T V2

A twist on the classic – perfect for those who don’t like tonic features Warner’s Rhubarb Gin with Fever-Tree Ginger Ale and blood orange garnish.

Warner’s Rhubarb Gin with Fever-Tree Ginger Ale and blood orange garnish

Warner’s is available exclusively in all Dan Murphy’s nationwide, priced at $79.99 for Warner’s Rhubarb Gin and $69.90 for Warner’s London Dry Gin – keep an eye out for regular special offer pricing!