Friday Night Cocktail

It’s Friday afternoon and therefore it’s the perfect time to think about a cocktail.

In honour of it’s decanting, this week is all about the raspberry gin! If you don’t have any homemade raspberry gin, I’m reliably informed that the Edinburgh Raspberry Gin is good and


Should you find yourself with a bottle of raspberry gin, you could just drink it neat. I don’t know what ABV mine comes in at but most commercial  fruit gins come in about 20% to 30% and as this wasn’t made with paint stripper gin is good straight up but in small quantities!

The other easy traditional way is in a G&T. I quite like a sloe gin and tonic and this is the same principle and is pretty good.


I really wanted to try a cocktail though and I’ve made a variation on a white lady with it and it was a bit blah. So I did some googling and came came across this blog post reviewing a raspberry gin and suggesting a variation on the Vale of the Martinez, replacing the sloe gin with raspberry gin. So of course I had to try it!



50ml Raspberry Gin

25ml Dry Vermouth

10ml Maraschino

2 Dashes Orange Bitters


Put all ingredients in ice filled glass, stir and strain into chilled cocktail glass.


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