It wasn’t hard to choose a gin to showcase for World Gin Day… I knew I wanted to go for something outside of the UK and recently I’d purchased Mackmyra’s Lab Distillery Organic Gin, which I may have fallen in love with!
With botanicals including lingonberry, elderflower and mango, this is right up my street! Mackmyra are a Swedish distillery, mainly known for their whiskies, but their gin is great and well worth considering for your cocktail kit.
I chose three cocktails that I think work brilliantly with this gin, the Swedish 75 (appropriate, yeah?!), Flora Dora and Have a Heart.
Swedish 75 is the perfect Summer cocktail, whichever gin you choose… gin, lingonberry jam, lemon juice and fizz make for such a lovely spritz for BBQs, picnics or outdoor drinks. If you can’t get hold of lingonberry jam, choose raspberry or strawberry instead – I like the Strawberry Daiquiri jam from Baked in Belfast.
The Flora Dora is such a fabulous classic – long, cool and so easy to drink (oops!), with gin, Chambord, lime and ginger ale, or soda water if you prefer.
And Have a Heart packs a punch – quite literally… Swedish Punsch, gin, grenadine and lime gives a grown up cheekiness. No Swedish Punsch? No worries – switch for golden rum.