Everybody is talking about prepping their English breakfast to be ready to watch the Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry this Saturday May 19th. How about toasting the night prior with a cocktail fit for royalty! Sipsmith London Dry Gin salutes Meghan and Harry with a Royal Cocktail.
Inspired by the Royal’s Wedding Cake, lemon and elderflowers with fresh flowers, this noble cocktail is perfectly sippable!
- 1.5oz Sipsmith London Dry Gin
- 0.75oz (or to taste) elderflower cordial
- Sparkling water
- A traditional “flag” of a lemon wheel and an edible flower
- Combine Sipsmith London Dry Gin and elderflower cordial in an ice-filled Collins glass.
- Top with sparkling water.
- Stir gently.
- Garnish with the lemon and edible flower.
- For a fun twist, freeze edible flowers in your ice tray for splendid ice cubes which serve to cool your tipple and add an heir of elegance (pun intended!)
Picture next to the bottle: The Founders of Sipsmith
Sipsmith London Dry Gin was born out of a desire to see gin production return to the city where it earned its name. With the first copper pot distillery in London for nearly two hundred years, Sipsmith nods to traditional hand crafted production with a recipe that wouldn’t look unfamiliar to an eighteenth century Master Distiller.
Nose: Floral, summer meadow notes, followed by mellow rounded juniper and zesty, citrus freshness.
Palate: Dry Juniper leads, then reveals lemon tart and orange marmalade, before all of the flavours harmonise.
Finish: Dryness leads, with spicy juniper and a hit of lemon tart emerging.
OTHER RECIPES FOR SIPPING PERFECTION
The Perfect Gin & Tonic
1.5 oz of Sipsmith London Dry Gin paired with tonic water with a lemon twist or wedge of lime.
Presented in a highball or a cabernet glass for swirling Sipsmith’s delicate botanicals.
The Perfect Martini
2.5 oz of Sipsmith London Dry Gin as the perfect Martini base with 0.75 oz of dry vermouth and a cocktail olive.
Sipsmith was born from two childhood friends, Sam Galsworthy and Fairfax Hall, who had an unwavering belief in things well made – the way they used to be, the way they should be.
The duo went on to set up London’s first copper distillery since 1820, with the expertise of renowned drinks historian, Jared Brown. He joined the Sipsmith team as the master distiller with the same vision of creating a gin true to classic distilling processes, with a recipe inspired by over 200 years of London distilling history.
Sipsmith first opened its doors in 2009 in a tiny workshop in Hammersmith, London. In 2014, they moved to their current location on Cranbrook Road, remaining true to their West London roots. Their launch marked the beginning of a gin-distilling renaissance in London. Sipsmith is a particularly dry gin with a zesty, citrus finish and can be described as the quintessential expression of a classic, traditional London Dry. With its uniquely traditional distilling process and blend of the best botanicals, Sipsmith sets the new benchmark for the highest quality classic London dry style gin, perfect for a G&T or a classic gin martini.