Gin Made Me Do It!

Jassy Davis Posted

Jassy Davis shares with us her favourite winter cocktail
from her very successful book "Gin made me do it". 

Coriander & Ginger Gimlet 

‘Coriander & ginger gimlet in the book is a fresh kind of wintry cocktail. I always associate ginger with winter because coughs and colds mean hot ginger, lemon & honey. This cocktail has a hit of warming ginger, with citrus sharpness from lime & coriander seeds. I think, on a grey day, a sharp & spicy ice cold glass of gin cocktail like this would help chase the clouds away. No guaranteed to cure the common cold though’


4 fresh coriander sprigs

½ tsp coriander seeds

1 slice of fresh ginger

60ml London dry gin

45ml freshly squeezed lime juice

8ml simple sugar syrup

A maraschino cherry, to garnish


Put the fresh coriander, coriander seeds and ginger in a cocktail shaker and use a muddler, pestle or the end of a wooden spoon to bash them together until the coriander is bruised and wilted. Pour in the gin, lime juice and simple syrup. Add ice and shake together well, then double strain into a chilled martini or gin glass. Drop in a cherry to serve.


Gin & Tonic
Stemless Glasses

This set contains four gin tumblers. The handy machine-made glasses in the space-saving O Wine Tumbler collection attracts attention through its stemless design. O is the ideal glass for everyday use and for every occasion. It is fun, feels good to hold, looks trendy and it works! All RIEDEL glasses are dishwasher safe.


Gin & Tonic
Stemmed Glasses

This set contains 4  Spiegelau stemmed Gin and Tonic glasses. The right choice for events and stylish receptions. All Spiegelau glasses are dishwasher safe.


Good Measure
Coctail Recipe Pitcher

Fred's 72-ounce GOOD MEASURE pitcher is printed with 8 delectable cocktail recipes that are sure to turn you into the party hero! Serves up to 6 people. Cheers! Made of light-yet-sturdy borosilicate glass. Hand wash only.