Our Preferred Serves and Cocktails

We’re always being asked how we like to ‘drink our drinks’, so here goes. We’ve created a list of how we like to serve our drinks and added a few cocktails for good measure. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! They are grouped by product. If you find any new serve/cocktail ideas then please get in touch and let us know!

Henstone London Dry Gin
Preferred serve

Ice, nice big chunk of orange, good measure of gin and a quality Indian Tonic (we’ve found Llanllyr Source, Fever-Tree and Schweppes 1783 work very well).


Cocktail 1 – The Crumble

Glassware – Goblet
Ingredients: Ice, 25ml Henstone London Dry Gin, 25ml Cassis, top up with sparkling dry cider (we use Stonehouse Elevate). Serve with a couple of frozen berries


Cocktail 2 – The Elderwand

Glassware – Flute
Ingredients: 25ml Henstone London Dry Gin, 15ml elderflower cordial, top up with prosecco. Serve with frozen berries and fresh elderflower if available


Cocktail 3 – The Sainted Hen

Glassware – Henstone (stemless wine) Glass
Ingredients: Ice, 25ml Triple Sec, 25ml Henstone London Dry Gin, top up with cloudy lemonade. Serve with slices of lemon and orange


Cocktail 4 – The Henstone Royal

Glassware – Flute
Ingredients – 25ml Henstone London Dry Gin, 25ml Cassis, top up with prosecco 


Cocktail 5 – The Gimlet

Glassware – Henstone (stemless wine) Glass
Ingredients – 50ml Henstone London Dry Gin, 50ml Rose’s Lime Cordial. Shake gently over ice and then pour into cold glasses. Our friend Steve, who is an avid Raymond Chandler fan introduced us to this. Enjoy and as Raymond Chandler said in The Long Goodbye, “Why on earth this stroke of genius…….”  


Henstone Rosé Gin

Preferred Serve

Ice, slice of fresh ginger, good measure of gin and a quality ginger ale (we have found Schweppes 1783 and Fever-Tree work very well).
We also enjoy this gin neat over ice with a chunk of orange


Cocktail 1 – The Negroni

Glassware – Henstone (stemless wine) Glass
Ingredients: Proper ice cubes, 25ml Rosé gin, 25ml Campari, 25ml Martini Rosso, slice of orange. Stir…stir…stir… adding more ice if needed


Cocktail 2 – Cherry Red Lips

Glassware – Henstone (stemless wine) Glass
Ingredients: Ice, 25ml Rosé gin, 25ml Cherry Brandy, top up with cranberry juice to the top of the logo (Henstone glass!) and serve with frozen cherries


Cocktail 3 – Henstone Old Fashioned

Glassware – Henstone (stemless wine) Glass
Ingredients: 1 brown sugar cube, 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters, 25ml Henstone Rosé Gin, crush sugar cube and mix, add ice, stir until ice starts to melt, add more ice, stir, add more ice, add another 25ml of Rosé Gin


Henstone Navy Gin

Preferred Serve

Ice, nice chunk of pink grapefruit, good measure of gin and a Mediterranean or Aromatic tonic (we have found the Fever-Tree varieties work very well).
We also enjoy this is a glass ‘washed’ with Angostura Bitters as a traditional pink gin


Henstone Vodka

Preferred Serve

We are really enjoying this neat over ice! Simple as that!


Cocktail 1 – Espresso Martini

Glassware – Martini Glass (very cold)
Ingredients: 50ml Henstone Vodka, 35ml Kahlua (coffee liqueur), 25ml espresso coffee – all in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake like mad and then pour into glass – should have a nice head!


Cocktail 2 – Bloody Mary

Glassware – Tumbler
Ingredients: 50ml Henstone Vodka, 100ml Tomato juice, 25ml lemon juice, four dashes Worcester sauce, four dashes Tobasco sauce (if you like it hot), pinch of salt and pepper – all in cocktail shaker with ice, best stirred. Pour into glass and garnish with celery.


Cocktail 3 – Moscow Mule

Glassware – Ideally a copper mug (but a tumbler will do)!
Ingredients: 50ml Henstone Vodka, 100ml fiery ginger beer, 25ml lime juice – fill copper mug (or glass) with ice, pour in vodka, ginger beer and lime juice and stir. Garnish with lime and enjoy!


Henstone Nonpareil

Preferred Serve

We really like this neat in a brandy glass after dinner (or between courses) – perfect!


Cocktail 1 – Nonpareil ’75

Glassware – Flute
Ingredients: Squeeze of lemon juice, a little sugar syrup, 25ml Henstone Nonpareil and top up with prosecco


Our thanks to VJ (you know who you are) for your contribution to this page!