The Golden Snitch
The Hourglass Signature Gin's cocktail. Taking inspiration from one of our very own team members' favourite stories, this enchanting concoction aims to capture the essence of the elusive Golden Snitch.
The combination of our Signature Gin's botanical complexity, citrusy brightness, and magical appearance creates a harmonious blend that will captivate your senses and take you on a journey full of wonder and awe.
Start by placing your favourite cocktail glass in the freezer to chill. In your preferred mixing vessel, combine 45mL of Signature Gin, 15mL of Lillet Blanc, 15mL of Apricot Brandy and 15mL of fresh lemon juice.
Stir until well incorporated, then add ice to the mixing vessel and continue stirring until the outside of the vessel is cold to the touch. Strain into the cocktail glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon and take flight!
A gin martini is a classic cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. It's a simple yet elegant drink that can be customised to suit your taste.
To make an Hourglass gin martini, start by placing your favourite martini glass in the freezer to chill. In your preferred mixing vessel, combine 50mL of Hourglass Signature Gin and 10ml of dry vermouth. Stir until well incorporated, then add ice to the mixing vessel and continue stirring until the outside of the glass is cold to the touch.
Strain the contents into your martini glass and garnish as preferred. We love a classic dry martini, finishing it off with a twist of lemon for a crisp bright punch of flavour, but please feel free to customise your Hourglass martini with as much or as little olive brine as you like for a bolder, more savoury finish - don’t forget the olives!
However you choose to garnish your drink, you will always end up with a truly extravagant and memorable cocktail experience.
The Negroni - you either love it or hate it. A bold drink, recognised by its distinctive appearance, the unique savoury and citrusy flavour from the Hourglass Signature gin beautifully balances the bitter-sweet nature of this classic cocktail, creating a well balanced and mouth watering cocktail.
To make a Negroni, start by combining 30 ml of Hourglass Signature Gin, 30mL of your preferred bitter apéritif, and 30mL of sweet vermouth in a mixing vessel of your choice. Top with ice and stir until well incorporated and well chilled.
Fill your favourite rocks glass with ice and strain the cocktail in. Garnish with an orange peel to tantalise your senses and accentuate the complex nature of a Negroni.
A gin gimlet made with Hourglass Signature Gin, fresh lime juice and simple syrup creates a refreshing and indulgent drink that is sure to impress.
An Hourglass Signature gin gimlet is bright and tangy. It tantalises the senses, and masterfully combines the crisp and refreshing taste from the gin and the sour sweetness of the lime juice and simple syrup. It's a well-balanced cocktail that is both refreshing and flavorful.
To make a gin gimlet, start by placing your favourite cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
In a mixing vessel of your choice, combine 60 ml of Hourglass Signature Gin, 30mL of lime juice (fresh in best), and 15mL of simple syrup.
Stir until well incorporated, then add ice to the mixing vessel and continue stirring until the outside of the glass is cold to the touch. Place your chilled cocktail glass in front of you, and strain the cocktail in.
Garnish with a lime wedge or a sprig of fresh mint to add a zesty, refreshing aroma to the drink and infuse you with a sense of opulence and extravagance.
The Tom Collins cocktail is a refreshing classic that has been enjoyed for generations. Made with Hourglass Signature Gin, it brings simplicity to a whole new level. The lightly citrusy notes from our Signature Gin beautifully complements the essence of a Tom Collins, adding a uniquely fulfilling experience to the drinker.
To make a Tom Collins, fill your favourite cocktail glass with ice. A tall cylindrical glass is best.
Add 60 ml of Hourglass Signature Gin, 30mL of lemon juice (fresh in best), and 15mL of simple syrup straight into the glass.
Stir until well incorporated, then top with soda water. Garnish with a wedge of lemon and enjoy!
Hourglass Gin's twist on the classic cocktail, the Mojito, is a refreshing and invigorating libation that infuses the traditional elements of the cocktail with a botanical twist.
This variation brings a unique flavour profile and elevates the Mojito drinking experience to new heights. Our Signature Gin takes centre stage as the star ingredient, replacing the rum typically used in a Mojito. This adds a layer of complexity and a delightful herbaceous character to the drink. The gin's botanical blend, featuring notes of juniper, citrus, and various spices, lends depth and richness to the cocktail.
To make an Hourglass Signature Gin Mojito, muddle mint leaves with sugar in a sturdy highball glass with a muddler or the back of a spoon. Gently press to release the oils from the mint and to dissolve the sugar.
Add 30mL of fresh lime juice and 60mL of Signature gin and stir until well combined.
Fill the glass with crushed ice, and top with soda water. Garnish with more fresh mint and lime to enhance your drinking experience.
Gin and Tonic
At the end of it all, you can’t go past the humble gin and tonic. An absolute fan favourite, it’s the drink of choice to cool down with on a hot summer’s day! The simplicity of this drink really allows the Hourglass Signature gin to shine. A bright, citrusy aroma with a savoury mouthfeel, our gin and tonic will have you coming back for more.
Fill your favourite rocks glass with ice. Add 30mL of Signature gin and 100mL of your favourite tonic water.
Garnish with a slice of orange and some fresh rosemary to complete the experience.
If tonic is not your preferred mixer, use a premium soda water instead.