by | Aug 11, 2021 | Cocktail Making, Queen Cleo


Try your hand at this refreshing modern classic. Created by perhaps one of New York’s most famous bartenders, Audrey Saunders of the Pegu Club in the heart of the city – this is one fabulously easy and beautifully vibrant cocktail.


  • 50ml Queen Cleo Old Tom Gin
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 50ml ginger beer
  • handful of mint leaves


  1. Muddle mint leaves, sugar and lime in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add Queen Cleo Old Tom Gin and ice and shake.
  3. Strain into highball glass with ice and top with ginger beer and a sprig of mint.

That’s it! Try this beautifully simple gin cocktail at home tonight – made with standard home bar ingredients, and ready in a flash.

Don’t fancy making your own cocktails? Did you know The Little Gin & Rum Company can come to you? Whether you’re looking for a small private garden party bar, or something larger for a corporate event, get in touch – we have flexible packages to suit every budget.


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.



“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.”


“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.”


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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