3 Easy Summer Gin Cocktails
Celebrate Haçienda Classical with these easy summer gin cocktails you can make from home!
Haçienda Classical is returning to Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl for the 7th time! The sold out event promises to be a spectacular evening, with performances of orchestral renditions of much loved classic club records from The Hacienda’s heritage.
We will be celebrating before the gig at our Three Little Words Summer Residency at Kampus and hosting an Unofficial After Party under the arches on Watson Street, with Haçienda Cocktails and a live DJ until the early hours! Read more here.
However, we know not everyone can make it, so if you’d like to join in the fun from the comfort of your own home we wanted to share a few electrifying cocktail recipes using our Haçienda Gin.
About Haçienda Gin
Manchester Gin Fac 51 The Haçienda is a zesty evolution of our Signature Gin and was created in partnership with Peter Hook and The Haçienda to celebrate a Manchester institution with a lasting impact on the city we call home, and on a global movement of music, art and culture.
Our master distillers, Seb and Jen, worked with Peter Hook to create a Manchester Gin with Haçienda spirit. It has a refreshing zestiness that comes through from lemon and lime peel; a nod to the vibrant acid house scene.
Here are a few simple recipes for summer gin cocktails using our Haçienda Gin for you to try at home!
The Tom Collins is a classic summer gin cocktail dating all the way back to the 1800s and definitely one to have up your sleeve! It’s a tall and refreshing cocktail which tastes like a sherbety, boozy homemade lemonade – and the addition of our Haçienda has an added zing!
25ml Fresh Lemon Juice
15ml Sugar Syrup
50ml Soda Water
Shake the first 3 ingredients with ice and strain into an ice-filled glass. Top with soda water and give it a gentle stir – et voila!
The already tart sweetness of this classic summer gin cocktail lends itself perfectly to the vibrant acidity of our Haçienda Gin. As delicious as it is beautiful, the raspberries provide a beautiful pink hue and its finished with a creamy smooth foam thanks to the egg white!
5 fresh Raspberries
15ml Dry Vermouth
15ml Lemon Juice
7.5ml Gomme or Sugar Syrup
20ml Foamer or Egg White
Shake all ingredients, including the fresh raspberries which will be pulped & incorporated by shaking, with ice and fine strain into a chilled coupe or Nick & Nora. Garnish with a raspberry and you’ve got a zesty, summery at home cocktail which is sure to impress!
So you’ve had a classic Negroni – but have you ever tried out different combinations of gin, vermouth and bitter apéritifs? In this recipe we use our citrus forward Haçienda Gin and Aperol in place of Campari, for a perfectly balanced zesty variation of this much loved classic!
30ml Forty-Five Dry Vermouth
Pour all ingredients into an ice filled glass, and give it a gentle stir. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Give these a try at home and make sure to tag us @Manchester_Gin if you upload a photo to Instagram!