The Blueberry Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe ft Slingsby Gin

The Blueberry Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe ft Slingsby Gin (*)

Ah, would you just look at that bottle!

Slingsby is named after William Slingsby, an English adventurer who discovered the valuable properties of the water from a well in Harrogate in 1571. The well opened the town up to become a place of leisure and restoration, bringing it back to life.   

From this Spirit of Harrogate wanted to create a gin that would celebrate the heritage using the water and botanicals grown in that area.

The gin itself contains 24 botanicals that are locally sourced by Taylors of of Harrogate and Rudding Park. Botanicals such as green and jasmine tea, severn sea rosemary, citrus thyme, rhubarb, hyssop, primrose, sweet cicely and moorland heather to name but a few! Other botanical contained in the gin are rose hip, angelica, cassia, orris roots, coriander, liquorice, grapefruit and Madagascan juniper however these are sourced internationally to get the best of the best!

So the taste test: The gin itself has a fresh taste with citrus notes and a herbal twang. The rhubarb offers a sweet taste, whilst the thyme and rosemary create a herbal garden finish, rounded off with the dominating notes of juniper. So to simplify, it’s like sipping a fresh glass of grapefruit juice whilst eating a rhubarb crumble in a classic English country garden. My kind of gin if you ask me!

So when I was trying to create a cocktail I wanted something that would complement the soft fruity taste but also pull through those herbs without overpowering the actual taste of the gin! And so I came up with the Blueberry Gin Fizz!

Blueberry Gin Fizz Cocktail Recipe: 

40ml Slingsby gin
40ml Blueberry syrup (equal sugar to water + blueberries)
1 sprig – thyme
2 blueberries – to garnish
Top up – with Prosecco (or champagne)

So to make the blueberry syrup you simply mix half a cup of water with half a cup of sugar and half a cup of blueberries! Boil until thick and leave to cool.

Add 40ml of Slingsy gin to a flute

Add 40ml of blueberry syrup  and stir

Top with prosecco or champagne

And garnish with blueberries and thyme

This is such an easy cocktail to make and you can keep the tasty blueberry syrup for other things like pouring over ice cream, pancakes or to pimp up your prosecco!

Beki Xo

(*) As part of this review I was gifted the Slingsby gin in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and recipe are my own.