This week we’re heading north of the border to creative cocktail soul Liam Grogan, mixing up some magic from his place called Flùr, a neighbourhood shop and bar found in the beating heart of Glasgow’s West End, Partick.
Having worked behind the stick in some of Glasgow’s best cocktail venues as well as time spent working in the bar scene in Australia, Liam set up Flùr to unearth and give light to some spectacular drink producers and to showcase creative serves that allow the liquid to shine. They specialise in a rotating list of seasonal cocktails and serves, low-intervention wines and drinking with a difference.
With Gin Day just around the corner on the 12th June, here’s a fantastic serve from Liam showcasing one of the world’s best gins from Sweden – Hernö Old Tom.
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- 25ml Hernö Old Tom Gin
- 15ml Aquafaba
- 5 Fresh Raspberries
- 20ml Lemon Juice
- 20ml Simple Syrup
- 80ml Pedrino Ruby Port & Tonic
- A slice of Lemon Peel
- Lemon peel & raspberry on skewer
- Ice: Large, cubed ice
Add the simple syrup, lemon juice, a slice of lemon peel, the fresh raspberries, aquafaba, Hernö Old Tom and ice to a shaker and give it a good old shake. Open the shaker and add the Pedrino Ruby Port & Tonic. Fill a tall glass to the brim with ice and strain the cocktail into the glass through a fine mesh strainer.
About Love Drinks
Love Drinks is an independent import, distribution and marketing company for premium quality spirits, liqueurs and craft beers. Their portfolio represents quality, craft-distilled and family-owned brands that have a rich provenance, heritage and history.
Founded by Kirsty Loveday BEM in 2007, Love Drinks represent Abelha Organic Cachaça, The Bitter Truth Cocktail Range of Bitters and Liqueurs, Conker Spirits, Einstök Icelandic Craft Beers, Goslings Bermuda Rums, Hernö Gin, Pedrino Spritz, White Heron Drinks and the El Recuerdo and ZIGNUM® Mezcal Brands.
Love Drinks holds the silver accreditation for Investors in People and recently launched Love Well – a pioneering initiative to help the health and wellbeing of people working in the hospitality industry. The company was named Drinks Business Drinks Distributor of the Year in 2019.