“The Twelfth April”

By Tim Michel


A new gin cocktail for April.

  • 1tsp basil liquor
  • 20ml cocchi
  • 10ml gorse / barberry syrup
  • 2 – 3 drops Octomore Bitters
  • Infused Botanist Gin


Stir together, strain into a chilled glass. Top up with tonic.

The Botanist Gin infused with lime, larch and bladderwrack.

Tim Michel of Bar Capitol, Luzern, said he had never seen so many plants before!

The simple syrup he made used the bright blossoms from gorse which is all over Islay in Spring, and deep yellow orange Berberis “barberry” flowers, from the bush which grows in the Academy garden – which is just coming out. Other things he found in the cupboard…

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