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Shaken not stirred: Rev Hubert's top winter cocktail recipes

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Ed Hawes
Shaken not stirred: Rev Hubert's top winter cocktail recipes

To celebrate London Cocktail Week (15th – 31st Oct), we asked gin maker Reverend Hubert to share with us some of their best cocktail recipes you can make yourself at home. Time to dust off your shaker and learn a thing or two about cocktails.  

Reverend Hubert’s original winter gin liqueur was created in 1904 for his congregation’s joyful Christmas party.

His great grandson, Thomas Leser, has recreated and updated the formula by hand – the result is a balanced smooth and warming liqueur bursting with aromatic notes of dried fruit, winter spices and the freshest organic hand peeled lemon and orange zest from the Amalfi coast. It is made in the Cotswolds and has an abv of 27% which makes for a velvety finish. 

The distinctive and original tipple is the perfect addition to a pomegranate martini or champagne (Prosecco works beautifully) cocktail or a winter negroni but we love the thought if it by a roaring fire with a luxurious warm mince pie, because there’s always room for a mince pie.

Still need convincing? Here's a couple thoughts from some culinary legends: 

“You’d be a fool not to drink it” – Marco Pierre White

“Inspired by a (rather naughty apparently) Reverend, this gin is basically a mince pie in liquid form - heavenly”  – Helen McGinn (aka the knackered mother), Saturday Kitchen

A Hubert winter negroni 

negroni

Ingredients

  • 30ml Rev Hubert winter gin liqueur 
  • 30ml sweet vermouth (we use Cocchi)
  • 30ml Campari

“I don’t like Negroni’s but I really like that a lot” usually said while having a second sip.

Technique  

Mix them together with ice.

Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a corner of clementine..squeeze it for a few drops to make it extra festive. 

The Reverend’s Pomegranate Martini

Christmas cocktail

A new classic suitable for any event in the run up to the festive season. Contains Antioxidants so will help with a potential hangover.

Ingredients

  • 60ml Reverend Hubert Winter gin liqueur.
  • 30ml Pomegranate juice
  • Splash of soda.

Technique 

  1. Shake the rev and Pom juice vigorously with ice.
  2. Strain into a glass and add a dash of soda.
  3. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Champagne cocktail 

champagne cocktail

Perfect for Christmas morning while unwrapping stockings. Unless your children have woken you up at 4 am!

Ingredients

  • Rub a sugar cube on the outside of a clementine.
  • Place it in your champagne glass with a maraschino cherry.
  • Add 10ml of Rev Hubert winter gin liqueur 
  • And 10ml of Grand Marnier..if you have some at your bar.

Technique

Gently fill with Prosecco or champagne (we use a long bar spoon..anything long and thin..maybe not a screwdriver though as this stops a big fizz up)

Unlike more traditional (and maybe old fashioned) liqueurs this amazing zesty and fresh handmade Winter liqueur is made for cocktails..tell us how you like it.

The stunning label depicts the Reverend Hubert’s dedication to his job on one side of the bottle and his love of a good party on the other. 


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The kind people at the Rev Hubert have given us 10% off use SWYFT10. Valid until 01.12.21.

If you've enjoyed this, you might also like: 'Francesco Braun's Christmas cocktails' and 'GBBO Benji Ebuehi's top treat recipes'

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