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Our Address

Hayman’s Distillery
8a Weir Road
SW12 0NA

How to get to us

We are a 12-minute walk from Balham station (Northern line, zone 3 Overground and Underground) or a 15-minute walk from Clapham South station (Northern line, zone 2 Underground).

Est. 1863

Sugar Snap Gimlet

You will need…

  • 50ml Hayman’s Royal Dock Gin
  • 20ml Cocchi Americano (Vermouth)
  • 15ml Homemade Sugarsnap Shrub
  • 1 dash Celery Bitters
  • 1 dash Lemon Bitters

Steps to make…

  1. To make the shrub, heat equal parts white wine vinegar and sugar in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved
  2. Add a handful of sugar snap peas, simmer for 5 mins then allow to cool
  3. Strain before bottling and leave in the fridge for 1-2 days
  4. Chill a martini glass
  5. Stir all ingredients over cubed ice in a mixing glass
  6. Strain into the martini glass

For the true taste

Making your own shrubs might sound daunting, but it is the easiest way to capture ingredients’ essential flavours and aromas. Try out our simple method above with different ingredients and you’ll be set to impress with a range of homemade shrubs that will change the way you make cocktails.

The Gimlet

You will need…

Steps to make…

  1. Chill a coupette glass.
  2. Stir all ingredients over cubed ice in a mixing glass
  3. Strain into the coupette glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Bartenders tip:

If you have time we recommend making your own lime cordial – simply mix 10ml of lime and 10ml of sugar until dissolved.

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You have to be over 18* to enter the home of English Gin

* Or over 21, depending on where you live