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Galgorm Collection celebrates World Gin Day with luxury summer cocktail recipes to recreate at home

Galgorm 75 cocktail

Galgorm 75 Cocktail

To celebrate World Gin Day taking place on Saturday 10th June, Northern Ireland’s premier collection of luxury hotels, restaurants and bars has created a selection of refreshing summer cocktails that you can recreate yourself.


Galgorm Collection, home to Northern Ireland’s luxury premier hotel Galgorm, as well The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat, located in the idyllic village of Templepatrick, has developed bespoke cocktails to mark the occasion of World Gin Day, using fresh, seasonal ingredients to get you in the mood for summer.


Whether you're enjoying a drink with friends or having a night in with your other half, indulge in a little luxury this weekend, and bring the decadent taste of Galgorm Collection into your home.


Galgorm Cocktail Recipes

Hosting the biggest gin collection on the island of Ireland, with over 560 gin brands housed in its Gin Library, Galgorm champions both local and global distillers, with home-grown favourites Jawbox and Shortcross gin sitting shoulder to shoulder with some of the world’s most exclusive bottles, such as the iconic Watenshi, retailing at £2,000 per bottle.


In honour of World Gin Day, Galgorm’s passionate mixologists have created an exclusive and innovative cocktail using Galgorm Estate’s Premier Gin and Bombay Sapphire’s Premier Cru, for the ideal beverage to quench your thirst and cool off on a hot summer’s day.


Serenity Garden

(Serves 1)



• 5ml Premium Gin (Galgorm Estate)

• 15ml Poire Williams

• 10ml Triple Sec

• 20ml Grapefruit Juice

• 5ml Simple Syrup

• Topped with London Essence blood orange and elderflower tonic


Serenity Garden Gin Cocktail


• Add all of the ingredients (apart from the tonic), and ice to the shaker

• Shake vigorously for 5-10 seconds

• Finely strain the contents of the shaker into a tall rocks glass filled with ice

• Top with London Essence blood orange and elderflower tonic

• Garnish with a slice of pear and serve


Galgorm 75

(Serves 1)



• 35ml Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru

• 20ml Fresh Lemon Juice

• 20ml House Mandarin and Thyme Cordial

• Tattinger Champagne to Top

Galgorm 75 Gin Cocktail



• Add all of the ingredients (apart from the champagne), and ice to the shaker

• Shake vigorously for 5-10 seconds

• Finely strain the contents of the shaker into a coupe glass

• Top with Tattinger champagne and garnish with a lemon peel to serve


The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat Cocktail Recipe


Promising guests great food, great fizz and great times, The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat renowned for its extensive cocktail menu, designed by the creative in-house mixologists. To mark World Gin Day 2023, The Rabbit has launched a new gin-based summer cocktail, named after the hotel’s beloved resident cockapoo ‘Florence’.


To capture the taste of summer, the inspiring cocktail is created using Ukiyo Citrus Gin, elderflower liquour and lavender syrup - topped with a dash of prosecco for that extra fizz that is sure to refresh and relax in the warm weather.


‘Florence’ Gin Cocktail

(Serves 1)



• 35ml Ukiyo Citrus Gin

• 15ml St Germain Elderflower Liqueur

• 15ml Mathieu Teisseire Lavendar Syrup

• 10ml Fresh Lemon Juice 

• 10ml Prosecco to top

• 5ml Soda water to top


• Add ice to the glass and set aside to chill

• Add all of the ingredients (apart from the prosecco and soda water), and ice into the shaker

• Shake vigorously for 5-10 seconds

• Strain the contents into your chilled wine glass and top with chilled soda water and prosecco

• To serve, garnish with an expressed lemon peel and some edible flowers


To celebrate World Gin Day in style this weekend, visit Hunter’s Bar in The Rabbit Hotel & Retreat and let the in-house mixologists take care of you in a stylish and bold space perfect for relaxing, drinking and socializing. As this gin-inspired cocktail is named after resident pooch Florence, why not also bring your dog along to say hello and accompany you as you dine and enjoy a gin in Hunter’s Bar or in the al fresco dining area at The Rabbit Restaurant which is now dog-friendly.

Dog in hotel with a glass of gin cocktail


Or for something that little bit extra visit Galgorm’s Conservatory, home to the Resort’s Cocktail & Gin Bar, to enjoy a gin cocktail, or indulge in a taste of luxury with Galgorm’s very own Estate Gin, blended in partnership with Copeland gin using botanicals harvested from the Estate.

Pick up a bottle while you visit or shop online at the resort’s exclusive online shop:


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