Bank Holiday Cocktail #3 –Monty’s Business
Our third and final drink of the bank holiday weekend is a mashup of two gin classics, The Business, a neat mix of lime juice, gin and honey and the London Calling – a similarly short and punchy gin drink incorporating dry sherry.
We’ve plumped for Xoriguer (Pronounced ‘Shor-ee-ger’) from Mahon in menorca. This is in part to it having a grape distillate base which pairs up well with the sherry but also because it’s our blog and we get to use our favourite stuff. Your favourite gin will be great in this drink, but why not experiment with something new?
To make this delicious gin cocktail, you will need the following:
- Your gin of choice: See above for what we’ve chosen to use
- A dry sherry: We like Amontillado for its nuttiness but something like Tio Pepe will also work, as long as it’s not Bristol Cream, you’re good.
- Fresh lemon juice: Lime also works, but you want the sharp edge of lemon to come through.
- Honey syrup: Easily made by mixing equal parts of runny honey and hot water, then stirring until dissolved.
- Cubed ice.
- A piece of lemon peel: Comes handily with the lemon juice.
Combine the ingredients in the following amounts into your cocktail shaker:
- 40ml Gin
- 10ml Dry Sherry
- 20ml Lemon Juice
- 20ml Honey Syrup
Fill the shaker to the brim with cubed ice, shake as hard as you can for approximately 10 seocnds. Strain into a cocktail glass, squeeze the piece of lemon peel over the surface of the drink to release the oils and enjoy. This drink also works when served in a rocks glass with ice should you desire.
Let us know how you get on making this but contacting us on social media @copperpotbar. We hope you’ve had a great bank holiday, why not get us over to make the drinks for you on the next long weekend?
We’ll have another article for you later this week.
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