The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – Dry Martini’s Tonico N#2

Impress friends and guests this weekend by recreating Dry Martini’s Tonico N#2 cocktail at home. Using Bulldog gin, Zara lemons soda and just a few drops of lavender tincture, the recipe also calls for a simple tonic sorbet, served on top of the drink as a garnish.


You will need an ice cream maker

Bulldog gin, 50ml

Zara lemons soda, 30ml

Lavender tincture, 4 drops

Tonic sorbet, to garnish

For the Sorbet

Makes 2 pints

Water, 1 ¾ cups

Sugar, 2 cups

Freshly squeezed lemon juice, 2 cups

Freshly grated lemon zest, 1-2 tbsp


Combine the gin, soda and lavender tincture in a mixing glass. Mix the ingredients together and pour into a cocktail glass.

Garnish with one scoop of tonic sorbet (recipe below).

To Make the Sorbet

In a small saucepan, over medium heat, combine the water and sugar, and boil until the sugar dissolves. This should take about 1 minute.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon zest, then pour into the bowl of an ice cream maker. Churn according to manufacturer instructions.

When the sorbet has frozen into ice crystals (it will still seem quite soft), transfer to a storage container, cover tightly and freeze until ready to serve. The sorbet will solidify in the freezer.

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