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In the early 21st century, a ship transporting barreled gin, exotic spices and citrus preserves catches fire off the coast of Venezuela. The survivors gather what floats to shore and make cocktails.

created by Daniel inniss

1.5 oz Cirka Navy Strength Gin
3/4 oz spice route syrup
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
2 dashes angostura orange bitters
2 lime wedges

In a shaker, muddle the 2 lime wedges with Cirka Navy Strength Gin. Add the other ingredients and shake with ice until chilled. Fine strain into a chilled glass with more ice. Garnish with a few drops of Angostura bitters and a lime wheel.

Take your time to be rescued.

>> For an interesting alternative use our Apricot Fizz Cocktail Mix

Dry toast on medium heat 4-6 pods of green cardamom, 1/2 tsp white sesame seeds, 1 stick of cinnamon lightly crushed. When sesame seeds are light brown and fragrant, remove from heat. Bring 200 ml of water to a boil, then add the toasted spices and 200 ml of white sugar. Allow to cool for 30 minutes and then fine strain.

navy strength gin


Have you ever wondered what the feeling of floating on a cloud would feel like as a cocktail - here you go.

Created by Simone Mérette

1oz Cirka Navy Strength Gin
1/2 oz Strega liqueur
3/4 oz lemon juice
3/4 oz kaffir lime leaf syrup
1 oz coconut milk

Shake all ingredients together. Filter using a fine strainer and pour into a pre-chilled glass. Garnish with a dusting of fresh grated nutmeg. It's good to be alive!

Boil 500ml of water with 5 to 6 kaffir lime leaves -remove their stems to eliminate bitterness. Cover and let infuse for 10 minutes. Add 500ml of brown sugar and bring back to boil. Let cool. Once at room temperature, filter and store in an airtight container in the fridge to keep for up to 1 month.

other gin cocktails

Cherry Valentine