Mix a cocktail, donate to charity – Hawthorn’s Gin helps out
Ahoy there. It’s Hawthorn’s Gin Happy Hour
A gin created from a recipe discovered in a Hampshire naval war hero’s diary, is inviting you to try some tantalising Autumn cocktail recipes. And as if discovering this multi-award-winning gin wasn’t enough, for every bottle you buy direct from, (£26.95) they are including free delivery in the UK. If you buy direct this way you won’t just be rewarded with an enjoyable bottle: there is a benefit to a worthy cause into the bargain. Hawthorn’s Gin will donate a percentage from the sale of each bottle of their gin to The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
The brand owners chose this charity for the simple reason that the gin was inspired by the recipe of
Lieutenant Commander Skip, the grandfather of one of the founders of Hawthorn’s Gin. LC Skip was a WW2 Royal Navy Commander who became a war hero and who, in between battles, distilled his own gin, smuggled it on board ship and shared it with his crew to boost morale.
As we all need a morale boost now, here are three favourite recipes… all with a suitably nautical theme. Head to to buy and donate as part of your purchase price, and then get down to creating these tempting cocktails. Life on the ocean waves suddenly became rather glamorous…
35ml Hawthorn’s Gin
5ml Sweet red vermouth
15ml Blue Curacao
100ml Freshly squeezed orange juice
Add all the ingredients to a shaker half filled with ice. Shake well then strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Garnish with a slice or twist of orange and a mint leaf.
Salty Sea Dog
50ml Hawthorn’s Gin
125ml Pink grapefruit juice
Dash of Gomme
Dash of fresh Lime juice
Coast the rim of a chilled glass with Himalayan pink salt (if available) or other rock salt. Fill the glass with cubed ice and add the ingredients. Garnish with a twist of grapefruit peel.
50ml Hawthorn’s Gin
25ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
20 ml Eucalyptus honey water
¼ teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
Pour the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice; shake well; and strain into a chilled coupette glass. Garnish with a twist of orange and a dusting of cinnamon powder.
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