The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Blixen’s ‘The Vermillion Botanist’

Created in collaboration between The Botanist (the first and only Islay Dry Gin) and Blixen bar in Spitalfields, ‘The Vermillion Botanist’ is this week’s cocktail recipe.

Following an immersive foraging expedition with an expert forager and The Botanist’s Brand Ambassador – Abigail Clephane, Blixen’s bartenders were challenged to produce an innovative cocktail that would ‘reflect their wild side’, as well as challenging other bartenders from across the country to create their own foraged cocktails. Each participating bartender foraged their own ingredients to be infused with The Botanist Gin to create foraged syrups.


50ml Botanist Gin

25ml Blackberry, Lemon Verbena and Mint Syrup

15ml Lemon juice


Shake ingredients together and strain into a Martini glass.

The Botanist is available from Waitrose, nationwide premium retailers, specialist stores and department stores such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Fortnum and Mason, and Fenwick with the RRP of £34.99 for 700ml. Further information can be found at

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