Cotswold Mother’s Ruin
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Cotswold Mother’s Ruin
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.8 / 5
The Cotswold Mother’s Ruin is a refreshing cocktail imbued with the floral notes of elderflower cordial harmoniously blended with the botanical complexity of gin. Served in a highball glass, its ... more The Cotswold Mother’s Ruin is a refreshing cocktail imbued with the floral notes of elderflower cordial harmoniously blended with the botanical complexity of gin. Served in a highball glass, its crisp profile is elevated by the effervescence of tonic water, which adds a slightly bitter quinine twist to the sweet and fragrant elderflower. The drink's name playfully alludes to the historical nickname for gin, "Mother's Ruin," in reference to the spirit's notoriety during the Gin Craze in 18th-century England. When garnished with sprigs of mint, the Cotswold Mother’s Ruin transforms into a visually appealing and aromatic beverage perfect for a sophisticated refreshment on a warm day or a sociable evening sip.
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Gin
Garnish
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Mint
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8% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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60ml 2oz 6cl
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Method
How to make a Cotswold Mother’s Ruin

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour the gin with the elderflower cordial over crushed ice in a highball glass
Top up with fizzy water and stir
Garnish with mint sprigs before serving

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Highball  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What is the flavor profile of Cotswold Mother's Ruin?

The Cotswold Mother's Ruin has a refreshing and floral flavor profile, thanks to the combination of elderflower cordial and tonic water. The gin adds a complex, botanical depth, making the drink both aromatic and slightly sweet with a crisp finish.

FAQ

Can I use any type of gin for Cotswold Mother's Ruin?

Yes, you can use any type of gin for Cotswold Mother's Ruin, though a premium or craft gin might enhance the overall flavor of the cocktail. London Dry Gin is a popular choice for its clean, dry taste, but feel free to experiment with different gins to find your preferred taste.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of Cotswold Mother’s Ruin?

Absolutely. For a non-alcoholic version, you can substitute the gin with a non-alcoholic gin alternative or simply increase the elderflower cordial and tonic water proportions. This will still give you a refreshing, botanical drink reminiscent of the original.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should Cotswold Mother's Ruin be served for the best taste?

Cotswold Mother's Ruin is best served cold in a highball glass. Fill the glass with ice, pour the measured ingredients over it, then top up with tonic water. A gentle stir is recommended to mix the ingredients without diluting the flavor. Garnishing with a slice of lemon or lime can add a zesty note.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What food pairs well with Cotswold Mother's Ruin?

Light and fresh dishes complement Cotswold Mother's Ruin nicely. Seafood, particularly oysters or prawns, salads with vinaigrette dressings, or citrus-based desserts are excellent choices. The cocktail's botanical and floral notes can enhance the flavors of these dishes, making for a delightful pairing.

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