Apple Day is a very exciting day for everyone here at One Gin. We are slightly obsessed with this magnificent fruit, which features prominently in our everyday; we distill One Sage & Apple Gin with the oil from the pip of russet apples, we love garnishing G&Ts with fresh apple slices, and feature apples in many of our favourite cocktail and gin baking recipes.

Read on to discover our apple-inspired cocktail recipes, competition and special offer – as part of our month-long celebration of the nation’s favourite fruit this October.

APPLE-INSPIRED COCKTAILS AND BAKING RECIPES

JOHNNY’S APPLE MULE

A distinctively moreish autumn cocktail with delightful flavours and aromas from the season. Created by One Gin Commercial Director and home-bartender Johnny Hunter.

INGREDIENTS
35ml One Sage & Apple Gin
25ml cloudy apple juice
10ml lime juice
5ml sugar syrup
Small wheel fresh ginger
100ml Thatchers Rosé Cider

METHOD
Muddle the ginger and sugar syrup in a cocktail shaker, then add ice and all other ingredients apart from the cider. Shake well for at least 15 seconds before straining into a glass filled with ice and fresh apple slices, and top up with cider.

OUR SIGNATURE G&T

Our refreshingly crisp and orchard-fresh One Gin and Tonic.

GLASS
Collins / Highball

INGREDIENTS
50ml One Sage & Apple Gin
120ml Double Dutch Skinny Tonic Water
3 x freshly cut apple slices
1 x fresh sage leaf

METHOD
Fill your glass with ice, pour over the gin and top up with tonic. Garnish with freshly sliced apple and a sage leaf.

HOT GIN CIDER

A warming winter cocktail that’s just perfect for a cosy night in.

GLASS
Root7 Copper Mug

INGREDIENTS
750ml Thatchers Gold Cider
150ml One Sage & Apple Gin
50ml honey
2 x Steenbergs mulling spice bags
Peel of 1 orange & 1 lemon (discarding the pith)
1 orange & 1 lemon sliced

METHOD
Add spice bags, orange and lemon peel slices and cider to a saucepan and warm gently. Once hot, stir in honey, add One Gin and ladle into mugs to serve.

One Gin Apple Tart

This autumnal apple tart with a special gin twist is sure to impress when served at an afternoon tea or dinner party.

INGREDIENTS
For the pastry:
200g plain white flour
2 tbsp unrefined golden caster sugar
100g unsalted butter (chilled and cubed)
1 large egg yolk
2 tbsp cold water

For the apple puree
3 apples (such as cox’s or golden delicious)
25g unsalted butter
1 tbsp cold water
2 tbsp unrefined golden caster sugar

For the filling
3 apples (such as cox’s or golden delicious)
1 tbsp lemon juice
15g unsalted butter
1 tbsp unrefined golden caster sugar

For the glaze
2 tbsp apricot jam
2 tbsp One Sage & Apple Gin

METHOD
Sift the flour and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Using your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture. Beat the egg yolk with 2 tbsp cold water and stir the flour until the mixture comes together. If the mixture is crumbly, add a drop more water to make a soft and pliable dough.

Roll the pastry, adding more flour if you need, until it is 3mm thick. Drape the pastry over the rolling pin and use to line the tart tin. Don’t trim the edges but leave about 1/2cm above the edge of the tin. Chill for half an hour in the fridge or freezer to help the pastry shrink less.

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees (gas mark 5). Line the pastry case with a circle of baking parchment and fill with baking beans then bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, remove the baking beans and parchment then return the tart case into the oven for a further 5 minutes, until lightly golden and dry to the touch. At this point you can trim the pastry to make it neat. Turn the oven down to 160 degrees.

Fill a bowl with cold water and add the lemon juice. Peel, quarter and core the apples, placing them into the water to prevent them from browning.

Make the puree by chopping 3 apples into quarters and place in a medium plan with the butter, water and sugar. Bring to the boil, then cover and cook for 5 minutes until the apples are tender. Boil off any excess water so the mixture is quite dry, then mash the apples with a fork to make a puree. Spread this over the base of the tart case.

Cut the apples from the bowl of water into slices and arrange over the top of the puree. Melt the remaining butter in a pan and brush over the apples, then sprinkle with the remaining sugar. Bake for about 35 minutes, until the apples are golden brown at the edges.

Make the glaze by warming the apricot jam/conserve and the One Sage & Apple Gin in a pan. Remove the tart from the oven and gently pour the glaze over the tart.

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A SPECIAL APPLE MONTH OFFER AT TESCO

There’s still time to enjoy our very special offer in honour of Apple Month. Buy a bottle of One Sage & Apple Gin for only £29 (usual price £36) at Tesco or Tesco.com until Tuesday 27 October 2020 to treat yourself to a refreshingly crisp G&T or apple-inspired cocktail at home this autumn.

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WIN AN EXCLUSIVE ONE GIN APPLE MONTH HAMPER

All you need to do is sign up to our newsletter for a chance to win. This exclusive prize includes a 70cl bottle of One Sage & Apple Gin and goodies from Thatchers, Double Dutch and Root7 to create some exceptional apple-inspired cocktails at home.

Competition closes 11 November 2020. UK entries only.

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