Inspired by the traditional Cornish expression, 'When the gorse is out of bloom, kissing's out of fashion'- insinuating that whatever the time of year, there is always a gorse flower in bloom somewhere!

Combining the distinct floral-coconut and vanilla aroma of wild gorse and the fresh honey fragrance of summer elderflower with our very own Cornish born and bred Saint Sithney Dry Gin, this cocktail conjures up all the transporting aromas and nostalgia of a ramble along a Cornish coastal footpath.

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  • 100ml Saint Sithney Dry Gin
  • 6-8 fresh gorse flowers (optional)
  • 1/2 lime, cut into quarters
  • 6 large fresh mint leaves
  • 2 handfuls of crushed ice
  • gorse flowers and a sprig of mint or
  • elderflower flowers to serve (optional)


  • 1.Use a muddle to gently squash the lime, mint leaves, gorse flowers (if using), and honey together in the bottom of the glass.
  • 2.TAdd a handful of crushed ice to the glass and then pour the St Sithney Gin over the top. Stir everything together using the end of a straw
  • 3.Top up the glass to the brim with another handful of crushed ice and pour over the soda or mineral water and the elderflower cordial.
  • 4.Add the straw and a final garnish of gorse flowers or elderflower flowers. Serve immediately.
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