Dry Martini
3 measures Blue Riband Gin
5 - 6 ice cubes
measure dry vermouth
1 green olive
Put the ice cubes into a mixing glass.
Pour the vermouth and gin over the ice and stir (never shake) vigorously and evenly without splashing, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve with a green olive.
Horse’s Neck
1 measures Blue Riband Gin
4 - 6 ice cubes, cracked
Dry ginger ale
Long spiral of lemon rind
Variation
This classic cocktail can also be made with a brandy, rum or whisky base instead of gin. The spiral of lemon rind is essential.
Put the ice into a tall glass and pour in the gin. Top up with dry ginger ale, then dangle the lemon rind over the edge of the glass.

Gin Cup
3 measures Blue Riband Gin
3 mint sprigs, extra to decorate
1 teaspoon sugar syrup
Chopped ice
Juice of lemon
Put the mint and sugar syrup into an old-fashioned glass and stir them about to bruise the mint slightly. Fill the glass with chopped ice, add the lemon juice and gin and stir until a frost begins to form. Decorate with extra mint sprigs.
Gin Fix
2 measures of Blue Riband Gin
Crushed ice cubes
1 tablespoon caster sugar
Juice of lemon
1 measure of water
Orange and lemon slices, to decorate
Fixes are also known as Daisies. They often contain large quantities of fruit or have lavish fruit decorations.
Fill a glass two-thirds full with crushed ice. Add the sugar, lemon juice, water and gin and stir well. Decorate the rim of the glass with orange and lemon slices.

Salty Dog
1 measure of Blue Riband Gin
2 - 3 ice cubes
A pinch of salt
2 - 2 measures of fresh grapefruit juice
Orange slice, to decorate
A Salty Dog can also be made with vodka. Sometimes the glass is rimmed with salt.
Put the ice cubes into an old-fashioned glass. Put the salt on the ice and add the gin and grapefruit juice. Stir gently and serve. Decorate with an orange slice.


 

 

 
 
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