We have always been impressed with the lovely gin produced by the good folks down at Eilean Iarmain. Their spiced gin, in our opinion, really is special. See below for a couple of cocktail ideas from Leah, the head distiller of Uisge Lusach gin. We have been hard at work testing these over the last few weekends!
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Negroni an fhoghair (Autumn Negroni)
Stir the first three ingredients together. Serve in a rocks glass over ice, garnished with the orange peel.
Eilean a’Cheò Mojito (Skye Mojito)
- 70ml Uisge Lusach Sgealp/ Spiced
- 25ml Pineapple juice
- 15ml Lime juice
- 15ml simple syrup - see recipe below
- 6 mint leaves (plus an extra sprig to serve)
- Soda water
Add everything (apart from the soda water and extra mint sprig) to a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice, and shake well. Strain into a highball glass over crushed ice, top up with soda water and garnish with a mint sprig.
Simple and quick sugar syrup:
- Dissolve 300g caster sugar in 150ml water over a low heat.
- Cool then store in the fridge.