If you’re looking for a gin and coke recipe, then you probably think that there’s more to making this odd little drink than dumping two ingredients into a glass. And you’d be right.
Gin and Coke are not a natural pairing. You can certainly drink them together, but without some subtle touches, it’s not particularly tasty. We’re going to show you how to make a couple of versions that are quite palatable and will hopefully put to bed any lingering doubts.
First of all, use authentic coca-cola if you can. It was invented in the late 1880s and was marketed as a cure-all for everything from constipation to impotence. The original product contained both wine and cocaine. With Prohibition, the wine was removed, and there’s no cocaine in there anymore either. In any event, the secret recipe seems to bring out the aromatics in the gin, so use “the real thing” if at all possible.
Here’s what you need to make two different Gin and Coke Drinks:
Orange Gin and Coke
- 45ml Gin
- 100ml Coke
- Splash of Chocolate Bitters
- Orange wedge
Gin Cuba Libre
- 45ml White Rum
- 15ml Gin
- 20ml Lime Juice
- Splash of Aromatic Bitters
- Lime wedge
- Old-fashioned glass
- Cocktail shaker (For Gin Cuba Libre only)
Flavourings consists of flowers, roots, fruits and seeds which complements the two main infusions of rose petal and cucumber
We infuse our gin with the remarkable Bulgarian Rosa Damascena and specially selected cucumbers from the finest producers
Made with a free and imaginitive spirit
It was awarded Silver medal by International Wine and Spirit Competition (2010)
2015 Bronze Medal Winner - International Wine & Spirits Competition