Make Ed Hughes’ The Hopster Collins

Gin and beer combine in this recipe that should make for a crowdpleaser on any occasion

Make Ed Hughes’ The Hopster Collins

Makes 1

Preparation time 5 minutes

Cooking time 5 minutes

"One of my favourite drinks and perfect for a hot summer’s day. The Hopster Gin (our collaboration with the Southwestern Distillery) uses specific hops that lift the citrus of both the lime and the beer. Make the individual drink or make a batch and serve in champagne flutes before a dinner party." – Ed Hughes


  • 35ml The Hopster gin
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 200ml Offshore Pilsner
  • Twist of lemon


  1. Add the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup to a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake hard for six seconds.
  2. Pour into a tall glass over ice.
  3. Top up with Offshore Pilsner.
  4. Garnish with a twist of lemon. 

Recipe taken from 'Just Add Beer' available from