Finally the world is beginning to open up again and seeing everyone outside in restaurants and pubs has put a smile on our faces. But if you are just as excited to start hosting in your garden, we have the perfect cocktail for you that is sure to refresh and impress your guests… Our cocktail of the month:  

The One Gin Cobbler

But before we tell you how to make your very own, a bit of history…

This cool, long drink is ideal for a weekend out in the garden and very simple to make. The Cobbler takes its name from the “cobbles” of ice over which it was traditionally built. So make sure you have lots of ice ready! 

We make it with white port, but the sherry-based version of the cocktail was possibly the first ever shaken drink. It is famously singled out in Charles Dickens’s The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, in which the main character reacts to his first cobbler… and its straw: “Martin took the glass with an astonished look; applied his lips to the reed; and cast up his eyes once in ecstasy. He paused no more until the goblet was drained to the last drop.” Both the drink and the straw would’ve been considered very novel inventions at the time.  

The One Gin Cobbler recipe

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Ingredients

¼ fresh apple, cubed
4 sprigs lemon thyme, plus more to garnish
30ml One Sage & Apple Gin
30ml white port
15ml elderflower cordial
20ml lemon juice
10ml earl grey tea syrup
2 orange slices
2 lemon slices
All ingredients are available to buy at Tesco stores. 

Method

In a cocktail shaker, crush up the apple with 4 sprigs of the lemon thyme (regular thyme will do if you can’t find lemon thyme). Add the remaining ingredients, except the ginger ale, shake well with fresh ice and top with ginger ale. Garnish with thyme sprigs.

One Gin & Tonic Cheesecake

Now you’ve got the perfect cocktail to celebrate the beginning of the end of lockdown, time to put your new baking skills to use! 

This One Gin & Tonic Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for summer get togethers and BBQs. Sure to please all of your sweet toothed friends, garnished with fresh apples soaked in a gin and tonic glaze on top of a bed of crushed meringue. This cheesecake has everything!

Ingredients:

For cheesecake: 

250g digestive biscuits
100g butter, melted
600g cream cheese
100g icing sugar
Juice of 1 lime
50ml One Sage & Apple Gin
280ml double cream 

For decorating:

2 meringues
50ml One Sage & Apple Gin
100ml premium tonic water
Juice of 1 lime

Method

Butter and line a 23cm loose-bottomed tin with baking parchment. Put the digestive biscuits in a plastic food bag and crush to crumbs using a rolling pin. Transfer to a bowl, then pour over the melted butter. Mix thoroughly until the crumbs are completely coated. Tip them into the prepared tin and press firmly down into the base to create an even layer. Chill in the fridge for 1 hr to set firmly.

Place the cream cheese, icing sugar and lime in a bowl, then beat with an electric whisk until smooth. Add the gin and double cream, and continue beating until the mixture is completely combined. Spoon it onto the biscuit base, and spread to the edges. Smooth the top of the cheesecake down with a spatula. Leave to set in the fridge overnight.

Pour the gin and tonic into a pan, add the caster sugar, lemon juice, and apple slices and boil hard. After 2 minutes remove the apple slices. Once it has reduced to a syrup (about 3-4 minutes over high heat), cool a little, then add the apple again and toss in the syrup. 

To serve, top the cheesecake with a handful of the crushed meringues, then drizzle with the syrup, scattering the apple slices on top as you go. 

And if you prefer the park…

 Our brand new One Gin & tonic cans are available in two flavours: Sage & Orange Twist or Sage & Apple. They are both expertly mixed with premium tonic water to create the perfect G&T, wherever you are.

Shop our new One G&T cans now. 

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