Gently Rested Gin, Old Fashioned

Hayman's Gently Rested Old Fashioned

You will need…

Steps to make…

  1. To make the bay leaf syrup, put two bay leaves in a saucepan with two parts sugar to one part water, and slowly bring to a simmer
  2. Remove from the heat when the sugar has dissolved and leave to cool
  3. Stir all ingredients with ice in a mixing glass or jar
  4. Add cubed ice to a rocks glass
  5. Strain the drink over the ice

For the true taste

Bay leaves develop their unique flavours and aromas when dried; these herbal, slightly floral notes bring out the nuanced, complex botanicals in the gin. Making a simple bay leaf sugar syrup is the best way of capturing the bay leaves’ intense flavours and imparting them to this twist on a classic.