For each gin featured below, in alphabetical order from Bullards Gin from Norfolk to Tide's Fortune Gin from Essex, discover the Distiller or Founders' suggested Gin & Tonic garnish for their Coastal Gin as well as either their classic cocktail recommendations or their own cocktail recipes. If you fancy picking up bottle of a gin for yourself, there are links to the online shop for each too :-)
Bullards Coastal Gin, England
Head Distiller, Jake Wilson: Our Coastal Gin is bursting with herbaceous botanicals (including Marsh Samphire, Sea Aster, Sea Purslane and Wild Fennel), bright citrus flavours and a delicate saltiness that is great with Tonic Water. Buy direct from Bullards Gin.
Gin & Tonic Garnish Suggestion: A simple serve really accentuates our Coastal Gin's blend of botanicals, and we recommend serving this with a classic Tonic Water, fresh blackberries, and lime peel to garnish.
Cocktail: Coastal Margatini
For something a little more creative, we recommend the Coastal Margatini. Playing upon our gin’s balance between citrus and salinity, this cocktail is light, crisp and playfully complex:
Caprisius Gin, Italy
Founder, Luca Stabile: Caprisius Gin was born from the desire to tell the story of the island of Capri through a gin, starting from the sea that surrounds it up to the flavors of its land. It features juniper, lemon, marjoram, thyme and sea salt, all collected in Capri and distilled separately. Buy direct from Caprisius Gin.
Gin & Tonic Garnish Suggestion: As a garnish for a Gin & Tonic with Caprisius Gin, we suggest Lemon peel and a Mint leaf.
Cocktail: Hibiscus Fizz
The best cocktail that we have tried with our gin is called a Hibiscus Fizz - made at the gin bar of Punta Tragara (the best hotel in Capri).
Greenwich Marine Gin, England
Founder, Gonzalo Ruiz: Greenwich Gin is the perfect pairing between the finest British marine botanicals, including sea fennel, Atlantic dulse and kombu kelp, and the most enchanting accords from our world travels. Buy direct from Greenwich Gin.
Gin & Tonic Garnish Suggestion: For a garnish, anything fresh is always a winner and we would recommend a fresh slice of pink grapefruit or lime. Optionally add rock samphire to highlight the fresh coastal elements of the gin and give your drink a fashionable look too!
In the case of Greenwich Gin, because it carries such a delicate and refreshing flavour it can be enjoyed the most on the rocks, in a classic Martini or in a G&T with light premium tonic with a higher gin to tonic ratio.
Rowers Gin - Adventurers Drinks, England
Founder, Phil Kite: Rowers Gin reflects its rowing backstory with its unique flavour coming from the botanicals found on our riverbanks, coasts, and the Atlantic Ocean that surround us, such as meadowsweet, rock samphire and sugar kelp. Buy direct from Adventurers Drinks.
Gin & Tonic Garnish Suggestion: Orange Peel or Lemon Peel
Cocktail: Coastal Orange Spritz
Seaside Gin - Sheringham Distillery, Canada
Caylee Kretschmer, Director of International Development: Inspired by the Vancouver Island coast, with its clean surf and fragrance of wild roses, evergreen forests, and salty air, our Seaside Gin features juniper, rose, lavender, citrus, cardamom, and - most notably - local, sustainably harvested winged kelp, which gives it a subtle taste of the ocean. Buy direct from Sheringham Distillery or via Waldo's Drinks (UK).
Gin & Tonic Garnish Suggestion: Lemon Peel
Cocktail: Canary Diamond
Tide's Fortune Gin - East Coast Distillery, England
Co-Founder, Ben Mann: Our Tide's Fortune Essex Dry Gin is a celebration of the Essex coast. We use locally foraged Sea Purslane that grows along the estuary. It's an intertidal plant so is often covered with sea water giving it a rich, mineral quality and a slight salinity to the gin, paired with the bold sharpe / sweet citrus notes of the locally sourced Sea Buckthorn. Buy direct from East Coast Distillery.
Gin & Tonic Garnish Suggestion: We serve ours served with Coast Tonic which uses a small amount of sea salt in production and really enhances that coastal nature of our gin. Garnish with a twist of lemon peel and it's perfect.
Cocktail: Juliet & Romeo
Our Essex Dry is a classic Martini gin served with a twist of lemon peel but we recently made a very good Juliet and Romeo cocktail. The fresh cucumber in this alongside the tiny amount of salt works beautifully: