Glasgowist Cocktail Recipe: Makar Glasgow Kiss from Gin 71

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Makar is a small batch gin distilled seven times to develop its distinctive, juniper-led smoothness in a copper pot still called Annie, right here in Glasgow.

They have recently released a new expression – Makar Old Tom which is their own interpretation of a traditional style of gin that dates back to the 18th Century and tastes great with lashings of tonic and a wedge of orange.

The bold juniper of Makar is complemented with orange peel, almonds and finished with a little honey to give a slightly sweeter taste that is perfect for classic cocktails like the Tom Collins and Martinez.

Glasgowist challenged Makar to come up with a spring cocktail, so they teamed up with Gin 71 to use Old Tom in this seasonal beauty.

Recreate a fruity classic at home or let them pour you one from the bar in the Merchant City. It’s Friday after all..

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Glasgow Kiss Cocktail

Poured by Teo Petrov at Gin 71 Merchant City

Tea said: “We wanted to create a quirky Glaswegian cocktail for our seasonal menu. I hope you like it. I was inspired by strawberry cake… ”

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Ingredients

35ml Makar Old Tom
20mls Puerto de Indias Strawberry Gin
25ml Lemon Juice
35mls Strawberry Gomme
Egg White
1 heaped tablespoon of Strawberry Grey Jam (Strawberry Jam works well too)

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Method

Add all ingredients to shaker
Stir well to break up the jam
Dry shake (without ice) for ten to fifteen seconds
Add cubed ice and shake vigorously for 8 – 10 seconds
Fine strain into a coupe glass and garnish with berries

Gin 71 Merchant City
No.4 Virginia Court
Glasgow
G1 1TN

Tel: 0141 553 2326
Email: contact@gin71.com

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