For something a little more complex in its make-up, the Laverstoke cocktail – named after Bombay Sapphire's distillery – is sure to go down a treat this summer. It uses the sweet and herbal notes of Martini vermouth and offsets it with elderflower cordial (or St Germain, a punchy, flavoursome elderflower liqueur, if you'd prefer), and tops it with ginger ale before adding a touch of ginger and mint for a fresh, lasting finish. The resulting cocktail is a little sweet, a little savoury, a little fiery, and completely delicious. A perfect pick-me-up.
Make Bombay Sapphire's Laverstoke cocktail
There's more to gin than tonic, you know, and this cocktail from Bombay Sapphire is just the ticket for discovering the serve's varied botanicals
Preparation time 5 mins
Cooking time 0 mins
- 35ml Bombay Sapphire
- 15ml Martini vermouth (Rosato or Bianco are best for summer)
- 10ml elderflower cordial or St Germain liqueur
- 75ml ginger ale
- 2 wedges of lime
- Slice of ginger
- Sprig of mint
Squeeze in the lime wedges before pouring the gin and cordial, fill with ice and top with ginger ale. Garnish with a ginger slice and a mint sprig.