A Cornish Cocktail: Porthilly Distillery’s Espresso Gin & Tonic

Date Posted: 24 Aug 2022


What Porthilly Distillery had to say about this cocktail…

We were intrigued to try this curious riff on the classic G&T. The mesmerising visual effect of the two liquids mixing is stunning. You can’t beat that wonderful coffee hit that comes with a fresh espresso. We played around with a couple of different syrups including one made with rosehips and settled on lavender and lemon as it brought a welcome floral sweetness to the drink. The savoury wild botanicals in the gin bring balance to the sweet elements.

Serves 1

• 25ml Porthilly Spirit Cornish Coastal Gin
• Double espresso, we used Yallah Debeka beans
• 12.5ml lavender & lemon sugar syrup (click here to find out Porthilly’s syrup recipe)
• Topped with Indian tonic water

Fill a highball glass with ice. Next add the gin and sugar syrup, before topping with tonic water, remembering to leave space for the espresso.

Finally pour in the espresso and stir.
Drink immediately.

Photography: Benjamin Pryor Photography

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