Top 2 Gin Recipes

At Ross & Ross Gifts, Gin plays a big part in our business in both our food gifts and catering. We work very closely with The Cotswolds Distillery and use their award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin for various things. 

Fun Facts about Gin:

  • London Dry Gin doesn’t need to be made in London – instead, it is a broad style guideline rather than a legal indicator.
  • Gin is packed with antioxidants that work to keep your skin fresh, dewy, and youthful. You may be encouraging cellular restoration and overall skin restoration (more Gin drinking may be needed to see if this is true or not)

Facts about The Cotswolds Distillery:

The Cotswolds Distillery was founded in 2014 by Daniel Szor who regularly visited the Cotswolds and fell in love with the beauty the countryside had to offer. Daniel is a true whisky lover, and one day realised what the Cotswolds had to offer in terms of distilling. Then began The Cotswolds Distillery.

The Cotswolds Dry Gin is their staple product and what they are most renowned for. In fact, the Cotswolds Dry Gin has won numerous awards including Best London Dry Gin in the World Gin Awards! 

Our Connection with The Cotswold Distillery:

Ross & Ross Gifts have worked closely with The Cotswolds Distillery to create the Cotswolds Gin Cure in our Homemade Curing Kit...Salmon. We have blended the botanicals that are found in the original Cotswolds Dry Gin with traditional curing salts which add an extra dimension of flavour to the Salmon you're curing. The smell of the cure is enticing to all our customers at the retail shows we appear at, and is our most popular cure due to the complex flavours. 


Our Top 2 Gin Recipes:

The Cotswolds Dry Gin is perfect for making Gin based cocktails, especially in the Summer where you can include various Summer fruits to use as garnish. Here is an easy and delicious Cotswolds Dry Gin cocktail for everyone to try at home!

Cotswolds 75



    1. Stir the Cotswolds Dry Gin, Lemon Juice and Simple Syrup together in a shaker full of ice.
    2. Pour into a Large Coupe Glass
    3. Top with the Three Choirs English Sparkling Wine
    4. Garnish with a dehydrated Lemon



    Another Gin everyone on the Ross & Ross team loves is Garden Tiger Gin made by Capreolus Distillery.

    Fun fact: the word ‘Capreolus’ comes from the Latin name of the type of deer, Capreolus Capreolus- which is one of the animals that can be seen around the distillery. Additionally, the name for their Gin, ‘Garden Tiger’, comes from the name of the moth which is evident on their labelling.

    The Garden Tiger Gin has been blended with 34 botanicals, a secret recipe which tends to vary depending on weather and how the different seasons effect the home-grown ingredients. The attention to detail at the distillery is so key that every ingredient is inspected by hand to make sure that the quality reaches the highest level. 



    • Pour the Garden Tiger Gin into the Gin Bowl Glass.
    • Top off with the Tonic Water.
    • Add Dehydrated Orange, Juniper Berries and Green Cardamom Pods for garnish.


    We really hope that you have enjoyed these gin recipes- make sure to grab yourself one of our incredible Salmon Curing Kits created using the amazingly fragrant botanicals from The Cotswold Distillery!

    If you liked this recipe, you will absolutely love our recipe for Damson Gin, or our recipe for Irish Cream Liqueur!