Did someone say its Cocktail O’clock?

Monday 11th May 2020

Denby have got the perfect cocktail recipes for you to enjoy in the sunshine. Choose between a refreshing gin cocktail, mint & lime mojito or a rose, rhubarb and juniper mocktail.
A Country Garden Cocktail

The UK’s love affair with gin has reached new heights in recent years with more bottles of the juniper-based drink being sold than ever before.

Derbyshire based-distillery, White Peak Distillery, have shared their recipe with us for a Country Garden Cocktail which offers a twist on a classic G&T.

Serves: 1

  • 50ml Gin
  • 75ml Apple Juice
  • 25ml Elderflower Liquer
  • Add Soda to taste
  • Ice
  • Orange peel (to garnish)


  • Shake all the ingredients except the orange peel with ice and strain into a tall glass.
  • Top with soda water and stir briefly before adding ice.
  • Garnish with orange peel and serve.

Mint and Lime Mojito
Try this delicious and refreshing mint and lime mojito cocktail recipe this weekend.
With the option of a cocktail and a mocktail, you can make sure there’s a drink to suit everyone.

  • 2 limes, 1 x squeezed and 1 x sliced for garnish
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • Ice
  • 65ml white rum
  • Soda water, to taste
  • Fresh mint sprig, to garnish


  • Mix the lime juice with the sugar in a glass, we have used our Halo Red Wine Glasses.
  • With a pestle and mortar, muddle the mint leaves and add into the glass.
  • Pour in the ice and then the rum.
  • Top up with soda water and garnish with slices of lime and mint.

Rose, Rhubarb and Juniper Mocktail
A non alcoholic option, this is the perfect mocktail recipe to enjoy in the sunshine.

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp rhubarb and juniper syrup (1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup chopped rhubarb, handful of crushed juniper berries
  • Ice
  • Rose lemonade
  • Chopped rhubarb and juniper berries for garnish


  • To make the syrup combine the water, sugar and rhubarb in a saucepan. Over a high heat, stir to dissolve the sugar. Then add the juniper berries and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain the rhubarb and juniper berries and allow to cool.
  • Add ice into a glass, we used our Imperial Blue Red Wine Glasses. Pour in the lemon juice and syrup and top with rose lemonade. Finish with rhubarb, juniper berries and mint, then serve.