Brockmans is a complex gin containing an intriguing mixture of 11 botanicals makes simple cocktails taste, well, complex.
Here, we show how using a flavourful spirit like Brockmans Gin can make three memorable serves using just one, two, or three ingredients (not counting ice and garnishes).
Brockmans Gin, a super-premium 40%ABV English spirit, is defined by its astonishing combination of juniper berries, blueberries, blackberries, bitter-sweet orange peel, lemon peel, orris root, angelica, coriander seeds, cassia bark, bitter almonds, and liquorice – plus of course that iconic, tactile, black bottle.
The One Ingredient Drink – Brockmans on ice
Brockmans is worth tasting alone and then over ice. Before you start mixing cocktail, this a great way to explore the sensual, smooth and subtle complexity of this gin. Fill a glass with large ice cubes; add gin. Simple. Yet not.
It is rare to find a gin that you wish to drink neat. Brockmans makes it possible to enjoy this simplest of serves: it is unusually smooth because the makers set out to create a gin with that in mind.
The Two Ingredients Cocktail – The Dry Martini
The ever-sophisticated martini is seeing something of a renaissance. Rinse or spray an elegant, chilled martini glass with dry vermouth. (You only need a hint of this ingredient.) Then, fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add 60ml of Brockmans Gin; stir until the gin is very cold; and strain into the prepared glass. Run the outer side of some lime zest around the rim of the glass to release delicious lime oils. Garnish with a fresh twist of lime zest and, perhaps, a fresh blueberry.
The Three Ingredients Cocktail – Negroni
The Brockmans’ mixologists have created several delicious riffs on the Negroni but here we remind you of the ‘proper’ classic recipe, because sometimes the classics are hard to beat.
Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 30ml each of Brockmans Gin, Red Vermouth and Campari. Shake until chilled. Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice and strain the cocktail into the glass. Stir. Garnish with a slice of fresh orange or a skewer of orange zest and blueberries.