Rock Rose McRed Snapper

Rock Rose Gin introduces the  Navy Strength Cocktail for Autumn

Autumn calls for a hearty cocktail that really packs a punch and Rock Rose Gin has launched an original recipe which does just that.

Step forward, Rock Rose Navy Strength Gin. Mingle this fine spirit with some punch-packing ingredients to make a variation on a Bloody Mary. The McRed Snapper is not only delicious but fun too: it’s garnished with mini burgers.

The McRed Snapper is perfect for brunch, pre-lunch or an early evening when you need something with bite.

Rock Rose Navy Strength (57% ABV) is available direct from the makers, Dunnet Bay Distillers at £42 for a beautiful ceramic bottle or £38 for a recyclable refill pouch. If you’d like to try before you buy a full size 70cl bottle there is also a 5cl miniature at £6.

This gin is delicious and, despite its strength, has subtle taste notes. You will experience a strong warm pine release at the front of the drink with notes of lemon sherbet.  The heart of the drink delivers very bold berry notes from blaeberries, rowan berries and hawthorn.   These give way to the deeper earthier notes that are hidden in the original Rock Rose, including angelica and orris.

Ingredients for the Rock Rose McRed Snapper

50ml Rock Rose Navy Strength Gin

15ml Lemon juice

25g Dill pickles

250ml Chilled Tomato juice

Yellow American mustard, Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire Sauce to taste.

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Blend the 25g of dill pickles with the tomato juice and lemon juice until completely smooth. Add ice to a highball glass. Pour in the gin, then add the tomato juice mixture and seasonings to suit your taste. Stir well.


This is not a garnish as we know it. It’s more of a snack. ‘Garnish’ with a mini beef or vegetarian burger, miniature burger buns, sliced pickle, melted cheese and your choice of sauce.