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Gin O’clock! Boost your Zoom cred with these zesty cocktails

It's World Gin Day on Saturday and what better way to celebrate than with a gin cocktail or two? Or three? Who are we kidding? We do that every day. But still, there's an art to this gin drinking business and we've found just the people to show us how it's done.

Hustle Gin

Based in Castle Ashby, Mum and daughter duo Laura and Philippa Symes have created this gorgeous gin brand with a heart. Crafted in small batches using bespoke copper stills, Hustle is packed with botanicals, including pear and basil, from sustainable sources and we are loving their ethos.

Philippa and Laura Symes

Supporting women is what Hustle is all about, so they promise to donate a portion of their profits to charities who support women and children in hardship across the globe, in particular those who suffer as a result of human trafficking. Could there be a greater reason to drink gin? We think not.

Philippa and Laura have shared their top recipes for gin cocktail heaven at home, so get your shaker out and get cracking. Oh, and Happy World Gin Day to you, they’ve also given Muddy readers a 10% off purchases from their online store until the end of June. Just use the code JOLLYJUNE at checkout.

The Hustle

  • Ice in a chilled glass
  • 25 ml Hustle Gin
  • A sling of Vermouth (15 ml)
  • 15 ml Elderflower Cordial
  • Top up with tonic of your choice
  • Garnish with a wafer thin slice of pear & fresh basil

Mediterranean Morning (Take me to a balmy beach.)

Med morning cocktail from Hustle gin
  • Ice in a chilled glass
  • Generous slug of Hustle Gin (30 ml – more if you’re in a party mood)
  • 15 ml of Pear syrup
  • 3 drops Angustura
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • Top up with Ginger Ale
  • Garnish with fresh basil, slice of orange & sprig of Rosemary

Head over to Hustle to find out more and receive a 10% discount using the code JOLLYJUNE

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