Gin

Wembley

Each drink has its own glass recommended for serving, either for aesthetics or reasons related to the recipe. Many cocktails managed to popularise their glasses, giving them a superstar status in bars, restaurants and pubs. One such example is Copa de Balon, a glass born in the 1700s, in the Basque region of Northern Spain.

Copa de Balon has a distinctive shape, created especially to emphasise the aromas of gin recipes. The large capacity of the glass allows for a generous amount of ice, needed to keep the drink cold. The glass has become popular thanks to Michelin star chefs in the Basque region. Their explanation is simple: due to the shape of the glass, ice lasts longer and the cocktails remain cold for a longer period of time.

Copa de Balon is just one of many examples of a glass that is used by bartenders around the world to complement a drink. What’s your favourite serving glass for a cocktail?

Pride of Wembley

Technique: Build/ Churn

Glass: Highball

Garnish: Mint leaves

 

Ingredients:

  • WEMBLEY LONDON DRY GIN 50 ml
  • Fresh lime juice 25 ml
  • Sugar syrup 25 ml
  • Mint leaves 8-10 pcs.
  • Tonic water

The Royalist

Technique: Build

Glass: Bordeaux Wine

Garnish: Mint leaves

 

Ingredients:

  • WEMBLEY LONDON DRY GIN 50 ml
  • Fresh lime juice 25 ml
  • Sugar syrup 25 ml
  • Mint leaves 8-10 pcs.
  • Rose Mary Sparkling Bianco

London Bliss

Technique: Shake & Strain

Glass: Flute

Garnish: Orange peel

 

Ingredients:

  • WEMBLEY LONDON DRY GIN 50 ml
  • Fresh lemon juice 25 ml
  • Sugar syrup 25 ml
  • Triple Sec liqueur 15 ml
  • Rose Mary Sparkling Rose

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