The Laverstoke
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The Laverstoke
Cocktail recipe

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To celebrate the opening of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill in 2014, Sam Carter created this future classic in the making: Bombay Sapphire with Martini Bianco, Bottlegreen elderflower ... more To celebrate the opening of the Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill in 2014, Sam Carter created this future classic in the making: Bombay Sapphire with Martini Bianco, Bottlegreen elderflower cordial, lime wedges, and topped off with Fever Tree ginger ale.
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Base ingredient
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Gin
Garnish
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Mint, ginger
Alcohol content
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16.4% | 2.64 units *

Method
How to make a The Laverstoke

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Squeeze two freshly cut lime wedges into a clean glass and then drop them in
Measure and pour in the elderflower cordial, Martini Bianco and Bombay Sapphire gin into the glass over the lime
Swirl well to mix
Fill the glass completely full of cubed ice and briefly stir to chill
Finally, pour the ginger ale down a twisted bar spoon (into the spoon end) over the ice and gently stir the cocktail at the same time and fold to combine the liquids
Garnish with a sliver of freshly mandolined ginger and a large gently slapped mint sprig all grouped together on one side of the glass, and serve

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the ideal occasion for serving The Laverstoke cocktail?

The Laverstoke, with its refreshing blend of gin, ginger ale, and elderflower cordial, is perfect for spring and summer gatherings. Its light and aromatic profile makes it suitable for occasions like garden parties, weddings, or any outdoor event where a refreshing, sophisticated cocktail is desired.

FAQ

Can The Laverstoke cocktail be made into a mocktail?

Yes, The Laverstoke can be adapted into a mocktail by substituting the gin and white vermouth with non-alcoholic alternatives and adjusting the elderflower cordial if necessary. Non-alcoholic gin and vermouth options are available that mirror the herbal and botanical notes of their alcoholic counterparts.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of The Laverstoke compare to that of other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 16.4%, The Laverstoke is moderately strong, sitting in between lighter cocktails like the Aperol Spritz and stronger classics such as the Martini. Its alcohol content makes it an excellent choice for those seeking a balanced cocktail that is neither too light nor overly potent.

FAQ

Is The Laverstoke suitable for those who prefer less sweet cocktails?

Yes, while The Laverstoke does contain elderflower cordial, which adds a hint of sweetness, the overall balance of the cocktail with the acidity from lime wedges and the botanical notes from gin makes it appealing to those who favor a less sweet profile. Adjusting the amount of elderflower cordial can also tailor the sweetness to personal preference.

FAQ

What is the significance of stirring, not shaking, The Laverstoke?

Stirring The Laverstoke, as opposed to shaking, is significant because it gently combines the ingredients without diluting the cocktail as much as shaking would. This method preserves the delicate flavors of the gin, vermouth, and elderflower cordial, ensuring a clearer and more aesthetically pleasing presentation.

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