Rock Rose Ginger Lady cocktail

ginger lady cocktail

The latest recipe from Rock Rose Gin, Ginger Lady Cocktail, is designed for autumn nights and with a reminder of the coastal region where this gin is crafted. Using Rock Rose Citrus Coastal Edition, with its notes of salt, lemon verbena and kelp this 41.5% ABV gin is zesty and with a bracing sea air finish. 

The gin is distilled by Dunnet Bay Distillers using kelp, locally foraged by Shore: The Scottish Seaweed Company, which delivers an unusual umami note to the gin. On the nose, warm juniper notes giving way to bright lemon and verbena notes. On the palate, expect fresh citrus balanced with oceanic umami flavour of kelp. To finish, a hint of salinity comes through from the liquorice salt with further citrus notes.

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The Coastal Edition’s rounded profile is enhanced by the addition of lemon verbena picked from the distillery’s own garden. The lemon verbena is added to the distillation for the aromatic, bright citrus tang it brings to this rather delectable spirit. The taste profile is completed with a touch of liquorice salt, added after distillation, sourced from the Hebridean Mustard Company, to heighten the intriguing coastal tang.

The result is a soft and sweet gin with a delicious, citrussy, salted edge and a fresh finish and it combines beautifully with fresh lemon and the warmth of ginger in this newly created cocktail recipe.

Recipe for Rock Rose Ginger Lady cocktail


60ml Rock Rose Gin Citrus Coastal Edition

25ml Lemon juice

15ml Ginger syrup

1 egg white (or aquafaba for a vegan version)

Garnish: Lemon peel


Place all the ingredients except for the lemon peel in a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and shake until chilled. Strain into a coupe glass and garnish with the lemon peel.

Rock Rose Gin Citrus Coastal is available from the Dunnet Bay Distillers online shop at £35 for a 70cl bottle, £32 for a refill pouch, recyclable via Freepost, or a miniature at £4.75 if you want to try before you buy the full size bottle.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

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