ELDERFLOWER GIN & RASPBERRY LOLLIES

by | Jul 13, 2021 | Queen Cleo

elderflower gin & raspberry lollies

This weekend is set to be a scorcher. If you ask us, the best way to stay cool is of course, with a gin! Check out our super simple Queen Cleo Elderflower Gin & raspberry lollies.

In just a few minutes, and with some super simple ingredients you’ve got yourself a tasty treat that is just a little naughty, but oh so nice!

You’ll need

  • A silicon lolly mould for 6
  • A jug
  • Spoon or stirrer

INGREDIENTS

  • A handful of raspberries
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 250ml tonic water
  • 50 – 75ml of Queen Cleo Elderflower Gin

Take your six-hole lolly mould and drop a few raspberries into each hole. In a jug, stir the gin, tonic and sugar until the sugar dissolves and the tonic loses its fizz. Divide between the moulds, push in the lolly sticks and freeze for at least 4 hrs, or preferably overnight.

With an estimated 145 million Valentine’s Day cards sent every year, why not impress your Valentine with something a little bit different.  

Choose from one of our Valentine’s themed cocktails, a French Kiss or All You Need Is Love.  Show your Valentine how much you care and earn yourself a few brownie points with these impressively tasty cocktails. 

 

French kiss

A combo of our Queen Cleo London Dry with Vermouth and Dubonnet for an easy to make but deliciously boozy cocktail. 

you’ll need

  • Ice
  • A lowball glass 
  • Lemon to garnish

INGREDIEntS

STEP 1

Add ice to your lowball glass.

STEP 2

Add all ingredients to the glass.  

STEP 3 

Stir briefly.

STEP 4

Garnish with a lemon garnish (get creative if you can). 

STEP 5

Enjoy! 

All You need is love

We are a big fan of sloe gin and you’ll often see it on our bars as a Sloe Royale served with Prosecco.  Our friends at Multum Gin Parvo make a particularly delicious one and we highly recommend their Sloe Dance Gin. 

you’ll need

  • Ice
  • A cocktail shaker 
  • A martini glass
  • Haribo heart to garnish

INGREDIEntS

STEP 1

Chill your martini glass. 

STEP 2

Add all the ingredients to the cocktail shaker with lots of ice. 

STEP 3 

Shake vigorously and then double strain into the martini glass. 

STEP 4

Drop a Haribo heart into the glass as a hidden surprise. 

STEP 5

Enjoy! 

You can find our other cocktail recipes here.

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HERE’S OUR STORY

After 4 years of being together we never thought that we would one day be in business together. Who knew where a simple text message could lead….

It all started with a conversation with Nicola at one of The Little Gin and Rum Company’s events in Leeds. Amy sent a message to Ian saying “Do you fancy buying a gin and rum company?” and the wheels were set in motion.

OUR BACKGROUND

IAN:

“As a sales professional travelling the UK and the world, I have made travelling and alcohol my thing.  With over 20 years experience supplying the hospitality industry with software and e-learning, I can’t wait to start sharing Queen Cleo Spirits with the industry I love.  You’ll usually find me with my favourite Queen Cleo Rum with ginger ale.”

AMY:

“Where Ian loves sales, I love marketing and as a digital marketing trainer and professional public speaker, I always have a lot to say.  When Nicola and Emma started virtual events in lockdown, I jumped at the opportunity to talk about gin and rum and nearly 200 events later, I still love it.  Old Tom is my favourite tipple and I’ll even drink it neat with just a cube of ice and a squeeze of lime.”

THE FUTURE

Nicola and Emma have created a gin and rum legacy and we are honoured to take it into the future.   

We can’t wait to share our plans with you and we promise to make Queen Cleo proud. 

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