A couple of months ago Aaron and I visited the wonderful Edinburgh Gin Distillery and, after trying their new limited edition gin, 1670, we purchased our own bottle. 1670 is a gin birthed from the collaboration of Edinburgh Gin and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. It’s described as botany meets gin distilling and it’s delicious. You can buy a bottle from either the Edinburgh Gin website or you can find it at John Lewis. Since the gin, to me, tastes like summer, I celebrated Sunday evening (for Sunday evenings should always be celebrated) by making a cocktail with 1670. Here’s how to make it.
Ingredients | For one
- 50ml Edinburgh Gin 1670
- 75ml Indian tonic water (slimline)
- 2 basil leaves
- Two sticks of cucumber
- Add ice to your gin glass (an Edinburgh Gin one is preferable, but not essential).
- Add the gin and tonic water.
- Fill the rest of your glass up with Prosecco.
- Add the cucumber as stirrers and place the basil leaves on top.
- Enjoy (in the sun).
When life gives you gin, make a cocktail (or three).