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Three simple summer cocktail recipes

The Botanist have come up with some simple summer cocktails to get you reaching for the ice. These easy twists on a couple of classics are perfect for beach picnics, alfresco dining and balmy summer nights in the fresh air.

Peach & Chamomile Gin & Tonic

A sweet take on the G&T, with complementary flavours making it taste like Pimms’ hippy cousin.

You'll need:

  • 35ml The Botanist

  • Premium Tonic

  • Slice of peach and fresh chamomile to garnish


  1. Top up 35ml of The Botanist Gin with premium tonic.

  2. Garnish with a slice of peach and chamomile.

Elderflower & Mint Martini

The sharpness of a straight Martini softened with fresh wild scents.

You'll need:

  • 50ml The Botanist

  • 10ml dry vermouth

  • 5ml / tsp of elderflower liqueur

  • Sprig of mint


  1. Stir ingredients with plenty of ice in a mixing jug.

  2. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with fresh mint.

Foraged Syrup & Soda

No need for the non-drinkers to miss out, just soak some foraged ingredients in sugar syrup for a mocktail.

You'll need:

  • Whatever you can find in-season - blackberries, mint, wild raspberries, rose petals or even daisies.

  • Sugar syrup - sugar and water in a 2:1 ratio (eg 100g sugar, 50g water).

  • Soda!


  1. Fill a Kilner jar with your foraged ingredients and pour over the sugar syrup, leave for a while to infuse.

  2. Pour syrup into a tall glass add soda and stir, maybe garnish with some spare foraged fruits or a contrasting flavour. (The syrup makes a great addition to a G&T too!)

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