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Gilpin’s Cocktail Secrets


From Negronis to Espresso Martinis, we think you’ll find using Gilpin’s as your star ingredient makes any cocktail so much brighter.
The first rule of cocktail making is that less is often more: Keep it simple and classic.
See below for our top cocktail secrets to show you’re in the know...
Gilpin Gin and tonic with lemon and sage


50ml Gilpin's Extra Dry Pour over plenty of ice. Add tonic (2:1) Lemon wedge garnish.


The Secret: use as much (very cold) ice as you can fit in the glass.

Gilpins Gibson Martini with silverskin onions


The classic Mad Men cocktail: 100ml Gilpin's Navy Gin stirred with ice and a few drops of Noilly Prat. Strain into chilled Martini glass. Add two onions on a cocktail stick.

The Secret: keep a few extra onions on the side, you'll want more!

Espresso Martini made with Gilpin's Gin


Get the party going with the best Espresso Martini...
Gilpin's Extra Dry A shot of espresso 25ml Kahlua Shake with ice Strain into a frozen coupe. Garnish with three coffee beans and a twist of orange.


The Secret: Don't make it too sweet, the Kahlua has enough sugar, no syrup needed.

White Lady cocktail made with Gilpin's Gin


A classic from 1930. 50ml Gilpin's Extra Dry 25ml Cointreau 25ml Lemon Juice (fresh) 10ml sugar syrup (Gomme) 10ml egg white Shake with ice and double strain into chilled coupe.

The Secret: Shake vigourously and serve immediately.

Dry Martini with Gilpin's Gin and olives


The original and best.

100ml Gilpin's Gin (Extra Dry or Navy)

Noilly Prat Dry White Vermouth (a few drops up to 5ml)

Stir in a jug between 32-48 times, strain into chilled coupe, garnish with olives.


The Secret: Stir don't shake!

Negroni cocktail made with Gilpin's Gin


The classic aperitivo.

35ml Gilpin's Extra Dry Gin

35ml Campari

35nl Red Vermouth

Build over ice, add orange peel or slice.

The Secret: Keep it simple, no need for fancy ingredients or variations.

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