The Scottish Gin Society was lucky enough to be invited to The Ivy on the Square, Edinburgh, to try out their exclusive Oro Gin cocktails, designed to celebrate World Gin Day. Of course, we went along and really had a wonderful evening. It was our first try of Oro Gin and we can tell you, we were very impressed. We’ll be bringing you more about that soon. But for now, The Ivy on The Square has kindly allowed us to share the recipes for these two delicious cocktails:
Created by The Ivy on the Square using new Scottish Dry Gin Oro, The Melville is a long, cool, refreshing drink perfect for lazy lunches, brunches and light summer evenings.
25ml Oro Gin
25ml Rinquinquin peach aperitif
10ml Lillet Blanc
10ml lemon juice
75ml soda water
5ml Lavender syrup
Lemon peel to garnish
Using a large wine glass, pour in the Oro Gin, Rinquinquin, Lillet Blanc, lemon juice and lavender syrup. Fill the glass with ice cubes and top with soda. Garnish with a long strand of lemon peel.
The Multrees is a little more of an after-dark affair, with the rich notes of bitters and liqueur combining to make this a smooth post-dinner delight.
40ml Oro Gin
30ml Cocchi Di Torino vermouth
10ml Maraschino liqueur
Dash Orange bitters
Dash Angostura bitters
Use a standard glass to mix all of the ingredients together before straining the liquid into a martini glass and garnish with an orange twist. Simple and sophisticated.