Last Updated on November 28, 2020 by Fiona Maclean
French 75 with Greenall’s Gin
What is nicer when all the Christmas preparations are done than to sit down on Christmas Eve with the perfect Gin and Tonic? Greenall’s has been distilled in one of the UK’s oldest gin distillery for over 250 years now and is a good place to start
Founded in 1761 by Thomas Dakin, the forefather of English gin and Greenall’s original master distiller, Greenall’s has been at the forefront of British gin for gin lovers through the centuries. It is still crafted in Warrington although the botanicals which make this gin so special come from around the World including wild Tuscan juniper, delicate Moroccan coriander, and zesty Spanish lemons.
The Greenall’s recipe remains a closely guarded secret, known only to the 7 master distillers who have crafted the gin for generations. One of those is the current Master Distiller. In 1996 Joanne Moore began working at Greenall’s as a quality manager and 10 years later was awarded the accolade of Master Distiller. This makes her one of the first female Gin Master Distillers in the World. Joanne has recently been selected as a member of The Gin Guild in recognition of her services to the Gin industry.
Greenall’s also sent me a selection of Cocktail recipes to try and I thought I’d share my personal favourite with you here. I’m in good company because Greenall’s French 75 is also the favourite of Master Distiller Joanne Moore.
- 25 ml Greenall's Dry Gin
- 25 ml Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
- 10 ml Sugar Syrup 1 part water to 2 parts sugar
- Champagne or Prosecco
Shake the Gin, Lemon Juice and Sugar Syrup with ice.
Strain into a chilled champagne glass
Top up with champagne or prosecco
Serve with a lemon twist garnish