The punchy notes of juniper are really bolstered by rich fruity blackcurrant in the sweet-sour combo.

if you have fresh blackcurrants to hand, try muddling them in gin before mixing. Put a few berries in a glass, gin added. With the end of a wooden spoon gently squash the berries to release some of their juice. Pour gin in your cocktail shakes and continue with the recipe.

Keep short and intense if you wish, or top with soda or ginger beer if you fancy a longer vibrant serve.

  • 50ml Gin
  • 25ml Blackcurrant Spirit
  • 15ml Lemon Juice
  • 25ml Sugar Syrup (or 1 tablespoon of sugar and 25ml of water)
  • Fresh blackcurrants or blackberries to garnish, optional
  • Mint, optional

Mix the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup (or water and sugar) in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Add the blackcurrant spirit slowly pouring down the inside edges of the glass.

Garnish with a few fresh or frozen blackcurrants if available, and a sprig of mint.

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