6 Gorgeous Gin Cocktails Created with Wessex Distillery Gin

Wessex Gin Cocktails

Wessex Distillery’s range of gins deliver a beautifully smooth, yet complex flavour profile. Inspired by history and crafted with local fresh botanicals from the vibrant Wessex fields by the Clark family, their range of gins lend themselves to a beautiful range of cocktails.

1. Wessex Negroni

Wessex Gin Negroni

The classic Negroni created with Wessex Alfred The Great Gin makes for the perfect Negroni cocktail. One of my personal favourites, the Negroni, works beautifully as a classy aperitif or as a cocktail to be enjoyed all year round.

Although the ingredients of the Negroni sound simple, there’s a lot more going on than meets the eye. The complex overtones of the gin, the rich and herbal flavours of the vermouth with fruity undertones paired with Campari create a whirlwind of beautiful flavours, which is something to be savoured on every sip.

The smoothness along with the range of juniper and floral botanicals of Wessex Alfred The Great Gin makes this gin the ideal candidate for the Negroni.

Recipe

• 25ml Wessex Alfred the Great Gin
• 25ml Red Vermouth
• 25ml Campari
• Wedge or Orange, to garnish

Method

• Pour all ingredients over ice in a rocks glass
• Stir gently, garnish and serve

2. Royal Fleet

Wessex Royal Fleet Cocktail

Taking inspiration from King Alfred The Great of Wessex, the name of this cocktail comes from inspiring events during his reign. This cocktail is a beautiful take on the age old classic Bees Knees cocktail recipe, and has a range of ingredients which compliment Alfred The Great Gin perfectly.

This simple but delicious cocktail recipe is perfect for those sweet cocktail lovers, combining the sweetness of the honey syrup which enhances the honey finish in the gin, whilst the lime juice adds an extra zest to the overall flavour profile.

Recipe

• 50ml Wessex Alfred the Great Gin
• 20ml lime juice
• 15ml honey syrup
• 3 dashes of chocolate bitters (optional)

Method

• Add all your ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice
• Strain into a martini or coupe glass and serve

3. Gooseberry Tea

Wessex Gooseberry Gin Cocktail

For this recipe we’ll be using Wessex Gooseberry & Elderflower Gin. Created with fresh gooseberry juice, Wessex Gooseberry & Elderflower contains a true essence of sweet and zesty freshness.

Their extraction process for ensuring this is far from simple, carefully extracting flavours in their vacuum still at just the right temperature. Additionally, to this cocktail, Wessex Gooseberry & Elderflower gin works brilliantly in a range of traditional cocktails including Gin Fizz, Gimlet or Periscope to name just a few.

This cocktail is ideal for those looking for something refreshingly different, perfect for tea drinkers and is ideal on a warm summer’s day. Combining a zesty range of flavours this cocktail complements Wessex Gooseberry & Elderflower gin wonderfully.

Recipe

• 25ml Wessex Gooseberry & Elderflower Gin
• 100ml Green Tea
• 15ml Lemon Juice
• Twist of cucumber and wedge or lemon, to garnish

Method

• Add all ingredients into the glass
• Add 3 cucumber slices & stir

4. Alfred The Great

Wessex Alfred The Great Cocktail

This cocktail is named after the gin itself; the recipe makes for a simplistic but refreshingly delicious serve. The classic London Dry nature of Alfred The Great Gin, combined with its smoothness and range of botanicals, such as juniper and coriander to the soft floral tones and honey finish makes this gin a perfect fit for this cocktail.

Ideal for those looking for something simple, quick and delicious. The tangy grapefruit juice blended with the honey and botanicals of Alfred The Great gin makes for a simplistic but perfect blend for this cocktail.

Recipe

• 25ml Wessex Alfred the Great Gin
• 75ml ruby grapefruit juice
• 1 tsp honey

Method

• Add you gin and honey to a cocktail shaker and stir until the honey has dissolved
• Add ice and ruby grapefruit juice
• Shake and strain into

5. The Saxon Fizz

Wessex Saxon Gin Fizz

One of our personal favourites, this take on a classic gin fizz is a must try. Wessex Saxon Garden Gin is a floral-inspired gin sensation. Distilled with rose petals, hibiscus and refreshing lavender on a London Dry base, this gin makes for the perfect pairing for a gin fizz cocktail or floral and citrus based cocktail.

You can’t go wrong with this recipe; this light and fresh cocktail is a taste sensation to be savoured.

Recipe

• 1 Sugar cube
• 3-4 dashes orange bitters
• 70ml British sparkling wine

Method

• Add your gin, sugar cube and orange bitters to a champagne flute
• Top up with sparkling wine and serve

6. The Perfect G&T

Wessex Perfect Gin & Tonic

The name for this cocktail says it all, Wessex Alfred The Great Gin works brilliantly in a classic G&T. The beautifully balanced juniper, aniseed and coriander along with the soft floral tones, smooth honey undertones and clean finish makes this gin the perfect choice when creating a classic Gin & Tonic.

Recipe

• 50ml Wessex Alfred the Great Gin
• 150ml Mediterranean naturally light Fever
• tree tonic water
• Generous amount of ice
• Twist of orange, to garnish

For further information about Wessex Distillery and to purchase these gins, visit their website at www.wessexdistillery.com.

Sarah Evans

Author at Gin & Tonicly

Enjoying the booming gin market, one sip at a time.