The Best Summer Drinks To Make This Year

In the picturesque Kennet Valley, Ramsbury Estate stretches over 20,000 acres across Wiltshire, West Berkshire and Hampshire. The distillery creates award-winning, premium and sustainable single-estate spirits, combining ingredients that are almost entirely grown on site. Just in time for the good weather, here, the brand shares some of its most popular gin and vodka cocktails to take your outdoor entertaining game up a notch…

Created in partnership with Ramsbury Single Estate Spirits

The Mission

‘Grow everything, waste nothing’ is Ramsbury’s motto. Whether it’s electricity from solar panels, heat in the form of steam from the biomass boiler, or recycling all its wastewater through a wildlife-friendly reed bed system, the ethos behind Ramsbury Single Estate Spirits is to showcase British products with full traceability.

The Gin

Ramsbury Single Estate Gin is a modern twist on a classic London dry gin. The spirit is distilled in a copper still using Horatio and Spotlight wheat – grown on estate grounds – before the spirit is distilled again with nine botanicals including quince. The result is a crisp, full-bodied gin with floral notes and hints of quince, which adds a sweet palate.

Tasting Notes: Juniper infused with the grassy and fruity tones of quince. Expect lighter citrus notes, coupled with a woody fragrance from angelica and a hint of spice from cinnamon.

Best Paired With: A classic Indian tonic, a slice of green apple and lime and plenty of ice.

The Vodka

Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka is elegant and medium-bodied, with a rich and creamy texture. Just a few ingredients combine to make this characterful vodka: Horatio and Spotlight adjacent to the distillery and chalk-filtered water, which distils into an extremely smooth vodka.

Tasting Notes: Tones of dried fruit, cocoa and layers of caramel are followed by dark chocolate richness.

Best Paired With: Best served in a Ramsbury Espresso Martini, with a grating of nutmeg on top.

 

Inspired? Here Are Seven Great Cocktails To Make This Weekend…

Ingredients
50ml of Ramsbury Single Estate Gin
25ml of lemon juice
10ml of sugar syrup
10ml of crème de mure
Blackberries
Method
Step 1
Fill a glass with crushed ice.
Step 2
Add all the ingredients to a shaker except for the crème de mure.
Step 3
Shake and strain over the crushed ice.
Step 4
Drizzle the crème de mure over the glass.
Step 5
Garnish with fresh blackberries.
Ingredients
50ml of Ramsbury Single Estate Gin
20ml of lemon juice
10ml of rose syrup
20ml of chickpea water
Fever-Tree Raspberry & Rose Soda water
1 raspberry
Method
Step 1
Add all the ingredients (except the soda water) to a shaker with ice and shake.
Step 2
Double strain into a chilled glass.
Step 3
Top with Fever-Tree Raspberry & Rose soda.
Step 4
Garnish with a fresh raspberry.
Ingredients
50ml of Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka
25ml of fino sherry
Fever-Tree White Grape & Apricot Soda
To garnish: 1 mint sprig
Method
Step 1
Fill glass with ice.
Step 2
Add all ingredients and top with Fever-Tree White Grape & Apricot Soda.
Step 3
Garnish with a mint sprig.
Ingredients
50ml of Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka
30ml of espresso
15ml of Ramsbury Estate runny honey
1 pinch of sea salt
To garnish: grated nutmeg
Method
Step 1
Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice.
Step 2
Shake and double strain into a chilled glass.
Step 3
Garnish with grated nutmeg.
Ingredients
30ml of Ramsbury Single Estate Gin
15ml of elderflower liqueur
90ml of English sparkling wine (or your preferred choice of fizz)
Lemon ribbon
Method
Step 1
Add the Ramsbury Single Estate Gin and elderflower liqueur to a glass.
Step 2
Top with English sparkling wine.
Step 3
Garnish with a lemon ribbon.
Ingredients
50ml of Ramsbury Single Estate Gin
15ml of lemon
10ml of ginger liqueur
10ml of Ramsbury Estate honey syrup
Method
Step 1
To make the honey syrup, add equal parts of honey (250g) and water (250ml) in a small saucepan and heat until the honey is completely dissolved. Cool and store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.
Step 2
Add all the ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake and fine strain into chilled glass. Garnish with a lemon disc.
Ingredients
50ml of Ramsbury Single Estate Gin
100ml of tomato juice
10ml of sherry
5ml of pickled onion brine
1 pinch of sea salt
10 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
5 dashes of hot sauce
Rosemary
Basil
1 slice of chilli
Method
Step 1
Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Stir until diluted.
Step 2
Pour into glass filled with fresh ice cubes.

The Full Experience

Ramsbury Estate spans Wiltshire, Berkshire and Hampshire. If you’re looking for a weekend in one of the most picturesque parts of the country, check out the newly launched ‘Ramsbury Experience’, an off-road trip around Ramsbury Estate that promises spectacular views across the North Wessex Downs and a tour of the brewery and distillery. The day begins at the team’s 300-year-old coaching inn, The Bell at Ramsbury, where guests are picked up by an off-road lorry for a ‘countryside safari’. At the brewery and distillery, guests will taste the two spirits, before returning to The Bell. Want to make a night of it? Make sure to book one of the pretty boutique guest rooms.

Where To Buy It

Waitrose currently has a promotion on Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka and Gin both across stores nationwide and at Waitrose.com. Until 15th June 2022, a bottle of Ramsbury Single Estate Gin 70cl costs £24.50 (usual RRP £29.50) and a bottle of Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka 70cl costs £24.50 (usual RRP £29.50).

Visit Waitrose.com 

To learn more about Ramsbury Single Estate cocktails, its sustainable practices and more, please visit Ramsbury.com 

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