Five Tasteful Gin Cocktails

The second weekend in November turned out to be a full of gin; Slingsby Gin Tasting on the Friday and bonprix’s Cocktail Masterclass event (#bonprixOnTheRocks) on the Saturday. I love gin so I don’t think I could have asked for a better weekend! I’m so happy to share all the recipes for these five wonderful gin cocktails with you. It’s “gin o’clock”.

Slingsby Gin Cocktails

Slingsby is a Yorkshire company, Harrogate based in fact. I’ve seen the bottle around before but never actually tasted any of their gins so I was really excited for this event. I absolutely loved the structure of the event and the tastings; a three course canapes with accompanying gin cocktails.

Charlotte and I were the first to arrive (and funnily enough the last to leave) so we had plenty of time to take pictures and enjoy the welcome drink before everyone else joined and the event started. During the night, we enjoyed two gin cocktails with the Slingsby London Dry Gin, one with the the Slingsby Navy Strnght Gin and the last with Slingsby Rhubarb Gin.

Check out Slingsby’s website for more gin based cocktail ideas.

Slingsby G&T

1. Slingsby G&T

london dry gin

tonic water

grapefruit skin


Dill & Pepper G&T

2. Dill & Pepper G&T

london dry gin
elderflower liquor
tonic water

Fig Sbagliato

3. Fig Sbagliato

navy strength gin
fig liquor
topped with prosecco
cherry to garnish

Rhubarb Bonbon

4. Rhubarb Bonbon

rhubarb gin
lemon juice
topped with prosecco
rhubarb bonbon to garnish

bonprix On The Rocks

On the Saturday, it was finally time for the cocktail master class hosted by bonprix at Malmaison in Leeds. All attending was wearing a cocktail dress of bonprix and split in groups of two we learnt how to make two cocktails each. I was busy entertaining so I only had time to make one of the cocktails – luckily for me the gin based cocktail; a mojito with a gin twist. I love a mojito, although I never thought it would work with gin but guess what, it does!!! Check out bonprix’s blog post for the ‘Pretty in Pink’ cocktail the other made as well.


*image courtesy of Search Laboratory

5. Sassy Saphire Frocktail

sugar syrup
lemon juice
ginger beer

Have you ever tried mojito based on gin instead of rum before? What’s your favourite gin based cocktail?

Jennie xx



    • 29th November 2016 / 9:30 am

      Don’t they just! I really enjoyed all of them, might have to buy myself a bottle of Slingsby gin for Christmas 🙂 x

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