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Whether you are a fan of gin, fancy yourself as a bit of a mixologist or just want to discover new varieties of the spirit of the moment, there is a book for you. To get you started on your journey into the world of gin, here are a couple of recipes you can try at home to turn your favourite tipple into a cocktail.

A recipe from Drink Me Now, 150 Cocktails for Any Emergency


Available in-store from the book department


Kiwi Smash (for the mid-week slump)

1/2 kiwi fruit, quartered, plus a slice to decorate

4 lemon slices

4 teaspoons sugar syrup

2 measures gin

1 sprig coriander

Crushed ice


Add the kiwi fruit, lemon slices and sugar syrup to an old fashioned glass and muddle. Add the gin and coriander and half-fill the glass with crushed ice.

Churn with the muddler until thoroughly mixed. Top up with more crushed ice, decorate with a kiwi slice on a cocktail stick and serve.


A recipe from  Gin: Shake, Muddle and Stir



Available in-store from the book department


Beach House

This Barbadian classic is covertly tropical. It has the appearance of a simple G&T, but with coconut water instead of tonic. Fresh and sweet, this little number tastes deceptively alcohol-light.

60 ml gin

15 ml lime juice

Coconut water to top up

Lime slice for garnish


Pour the gin and lime juice into highball glass over crushed ice, top with coconut water and add a swizzle stick and lime slice to garnish.

Our book expert Chris Rushby's pick of some of the best books about gin


The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace

Tristan Stephenson


Available in-store from the book department


Gin: A Global History

Lesley Jacobs Solmonson


Available in-store from the book department


Gin: The Manual

Dave Broom


Available in-store from the book department



 101 Gins To Try Before You Die

Ian Buxton


Available in-store from the book department

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