We love any excuse to mix up some new cocktails and whether thats a Hallmark holiday or celebrating a Saint, we’ll raise a toast. We’ve put together some delicious gin serves this Valentine’s Day so whether you’re acknowledging 14th February or just happy its Friday, these are for you.
As January (finally!) comes to a close, we’re toasting the end of Moderation Month with a spin on one of our favourite gin cocktails. We’ve put a Temperance twist on the French 75, to make the Petite 75.
Summer drink? Gin & Tonic. Winter warmer? Gin & Tonic. Practically perfect for every occasion and beautifully simple to make, there is a reason the Gin & Tonic stands the test of time but what if you’re looking to moderate your alcohol intake? Look no further than our very own Temperance & Tonic. At just 0.8% abv (0.2 units), Temperance’s botanical structure stands up handsomely against premium tonic, giving you a 10/10 T&T to satisfy that G&T craving.
Allow us to rhapsodise upon Portobello Road Temperance Spirit. Now, we like a drink as much as the next man, more so sometimes, but there are days when we are looking for something with all the character of a great alcoholic spirit but with perhaps a little less of the intoxication. So we invented Temperance; a drink designed to be used in place of gin or vodka in any of your favourite mixed drinks or cocktails. At 4.2% alcohol it contains just one tenth of the alcohol of our classic Portobello Road Gin, which means a Negroni like this one contains a mere 1.28 units (14.4% abv) of alcohol, about half that found in our classic Negroni.
We’ve put together a series of cocktails for Moderation Month – our alternative to dry January – using Portobello Road Temperance Spirit. With all the different resolutions and changes taken on in January, we’re doing something that we can actually take through the rest of the year and turn in to consistent habits when it comes to drinking, whether that be a moderation month, week or day. Turning ‘temptation’ in to ‘temperance’ the range of drinks are perfect for a mid-week pick me up or a cheers to the weekend and are all easy to make at home as well as being available at The Distillery, 186 Portobello Road.
Another year comes to an end and what a year it has been. With new products and experiences launching for both Portobello Road Gin and The Distillery, it’s been an exciting time for the business despite what has been a turbulent year for the industry and Britain as a whole.
We visited the appropriately named Bramble Bar in Edinburgh where Assistant Bar Manager, Johnny talked us through the history of the Bramble cocktail and how to make the perfect version of it using Portobello Road Gin and the bar’s very own Braemble liqueur. A classic cocktail from legendary bartender Dick Bradsell, the drink was created in the 80s and is a modern classic on the ever evolving cocktail scene.
With a range of festive offerings, let us take the angst out of gift buying for you. Perfect for friends and family, our Christmas goodies will have you adding them to your own gift list. Peruse our gifts at all price points, you’re bound to find a special something here:
A cocktail you don’t see much on current cocktail menus, The Army & Navy cocktail is a citrus delight with it’s short but punchy character.
This cocktail calls for our Navy Strength Gin. The English Sea Salt in it, beautifully compliments the citrus element of the drink. So much so that no garnish is required for this cocktail.