Mix our botanical cocktail to celebrate World Gin Day

Posted by Liz Earle Beauty Co. June 10, 2019

As a team of plant-admiring skincare enthusiasts, we’re continually inspired by botanicals and their marvellous, aromatic qualities. In fact, many of our natural plant extracts lead double lives as delicious food or drink ingredients. 

Which got us thinking. For World Gin Day (8th June), why don’t we mix up the perfect cocktail inspired by the botanicals found in our revitalising limited edition Cleanse & Polish™ Bergamot & Juniper?

NB. Juniper berries are distilled with alcohol, along with other botanicals, to give gin its signature herbaceous taste.

Bottoms up!

The botanical bergamot gimlet

For the syrup:
2 bergamot oranges*, zest and juice
*substitute with a citrus fruit of your choice when not in season
200g golden caster sugar

For the cocktail:
50ml of your homemade citrus syrup
50ml of your gin of choice (we love Mermaid Gin from the Isle of Wight Distillery, a local gin made just up the road from our HQ)
Ice and citrus slice to garnish


Shop bought syrups will suffice, but there’s nothing like the punch of a freshly made citrus syrup. Grate the bergamot zest into a small saucepan and add around 60ml of freshly squeezed juice, adding filtered water to make it up to around 100ml in total. Add the sugar and heat very gently, stirring until all the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has thickened. Set aside to cool.

NB. If you can’t find bergamots out of season, limes, lemons or a mixture of both make a great alternative.

Next, chill a martini glass or tumbler in the fridge. Then pour 50ml of your homemade syrup into a different, taller glass, add a few cubes of ice and gin and stir until the glass feels too cold to hold. Finally, strain into your chilled glass and add a slice of your chosen citrus fruit to garnish. 

A refreshingly zesty offer

For a limited time only, shop our revitalising Cleanse & Polish™ Bergamot & Juniper Limited Edition 200ml, plus 100ml of our classic cleanser for just £28.50, worth £45.50.

Plus, unwrap a travel-ready wash bag with our compliments.*

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*Worth value based on individual item prices. The Summer Cleanse Collection offer is available through lizearle.com, our Customer Centre and Liz Earle flagship stores only. A total of 5000 units available, while stocks last. The Summer Cleanse Collection is subject to availability.