DRINKS – Bank Holiday Basil Cocktails from Gin Mare

Here  are some tasty new cocktails to enjoy on your bank holiday weekend.

5E4A4DE4-67A8-4BD8-92A6-2FD629176837Gin Basil Smash


5 basil leaves

2 lemon slices

50ml Gin Mare

25ml sugar syrup


In a cocktail shaker muddle together 5 basil leaves and a few lemon slices, add 50ml of Gin Mare and 25ml to 30ml of sugar syrup depending on the preferred sweetness.  Shake well with ice, strain and serve into your favourite glass.  Simply decorate with a Basil leaf.



5 basil leaves

3 slices lime

3 slices lemon

3 slices orange

25ml Gin Mare

15ml sugar syrup

Pinch cayenne pepper

Tonic 1724


In a tall glass muddle together 5 leaves of Basil fresh and 3 slices of each Lime, Lemon and Orange, 25ml of Gin Mare and 15ml of sugar syrup. Add a pinch of Cayenne pepper to invigorate, complete with crushed ice, stir from the base to the top, and finish with Tonic 1724. The Mojiterraneo is a freshness like no other.

Gin Mare – 70cl / RRP £36.95 / www.waitrose.com

58AA210D-E7F3-43EB-9A51-F94F66631936Gin Mare (pronounced mar-ray) is a combination of ingredients crafted to capture the essence of the Mediterranean. This premium gin is unique in its four principle botanicals; the arbequina olive from Spain, thyme from Greece, basil from Italy and rosemary sourced from Turkey. Each botanical is steeped during a period of more than twenty-four hours and then individually distilled to create a versatile full-bodied gin with notes of juniper, balanced with aromas of tomato plants and olives.