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Our Address

Hayman’s Distillery
8a Weir Road
London
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).

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Est. 1863

The Original G&T

You will need…

Steps to make…

Fill a tall glass with cubed ice. Pour in London Dry. Top up with tonic or to taste. Serve with a twist of lemon peel.

Enjoy!

Negroni

You will need…

Steps to make…

Fill a rocks glass with ice. Measure out the ingredients over the ice. Stir with the ice for one minute. Garnish with a wedge of orange. Bartenders Tip – To measure out your cocktail ingredients, bartenders use a jigger. The smaller end measures 25ml – perfect for making a Negroni which requires equal parts of each ingredient. The larger end measures 50ml – perfect for making a double G&T. If you don’t have a jigger, an egg cup also works when making a Negroni to ensure you use the same amount of each spirit.

Enjoy!

The Original Gin Martini

You will need…

Steps to make…

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, and stir well. Strain into a chilled Martini glass. Snap over the oils from lemon zest and garnish with a green olive for the best of both. For the original taste – A warm glass is the martini’s enemy, so make sure to freeze your martini glass for up to an hour before making your drink. This will not only give the glass a frosted finish but more importantly will keep your martini perfectly crisp and chilled.

Enjoy!

The Maldini

You will need…

  • 50ml Hayman’s London Dry Gin
  • 5ml dry vermouth
  • 7.5ml Maldon Salt solution (100ml water, 4g Maldon Salt dissolved)
  • A cornichon and cocktail stick to garnish

Steps to make…

Add ice to a mixing glass followed by all the ingredients, stir well and pour into a chilled martini glass. Serve with a cornichon on a cocktail stick to enhance the flavour.

Enjoy!

Berry Royal G&T

You will need…

Steps to make…

Add 50ml Hayman’s London Dry to a stemless glass and top up with tonic over ice. Garnish with frozen berries.

Enjoy!

Floradora

You will need…

Steps to make…

Pour 50ml Hayman’s London Dry into a highball glass with 25ml lime juice over ice. Add 25ml raspberry syrup and top up with a premium ginger ale. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

Enjoy!

London Mule

You will need…

Steps to make…

Fill the mug with ice and garnish with lime wedge and a splash of bitters (optional).

Enjoy!

English Garden

You will need…

Steps to make…

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake vigorously. Double strain and serve in a tall highball or rocks glass. Garnish with your favourite citrus wheel.

Enjoy!

Berry Gin Jar

You will need…

Steps to make…

Add all the ingredients into a jam jar. Fill with ice, put on the lid and shake hard. Take the lid off, top with more ice if necessary and serve with a garnish of your choice.

Enjoy!

Earl Grey Sour

You will need…

  • 50ml earl grey Steeped Hayman’s London Dry Gin
  • 1 earl grey tea bag
  • 20ml sugar syrup
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • White from 1 egg or 20ml Aquafaba if you want a vegan friendly version.

Steps to make…

Pour 250ml of London Dry into a measuring jug and put the earl grey tea bag in to infuse for roughly an hour. Pour 50ml of your infused gin into a cocktail shaker along with the rest of the ingredients. Seal the cocktail shaker and shake hard without ice. Open the cocktail shaker and stack with ice and shake again. Double strain into your fanciest chilled glass, either on the rocks in a tumbler or straight up in a delicate coupette.

Enjoy!

Hayman’s Hugo

You will need…

  • 35ml Hayman’s London Dry Gin
  • 20ml elderflower liqueur or cordial
  • 1 bunch mint or basil leaves
  • cucumber
  • 1 lime
  • sparkling wine

Steps to make…

Put 5-6 of your chosen leaves, cucumber and squeeze 2-3 wedges of the lime in to a big, chilled wine glass or highball. Add the gin, elderflower and fill the glass with ice. Top with sparkling elements and add more ice if necessary. You can play around with the ratios, if you fancy it a little boozier add more sparkling wine and less soda (or even none at all). Gently stir to ensure the drink is mixed. Try not to over stir or aggressively stir and you’ll lose all those beautiful bubbles. Garnish with a sprig of your chosen herb.

Enjoy!

The Gin Fling

You will need…

Steps to make…

Add the London Dry Gin, Sloe Gin, lemon juice and elderflower cordial to a flute glass. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Enjoy!

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