Lancashire Times
A Voice of the Free Press
Jan Harris
Deputy Group Editor
3:53 PM 4th November 2023

Why Not Try A Gin Experience?

Are you a big fan of cocktails and looking to learn some new recipes to try out this winter? Well, look no further than the new Slingsby Sipping Club.

Slingsby Sipping Club

Slingsby have a unique weekly series of 90 minute experiences where you can go and make a perfect cocktail and in true 'Slingsby Spirit' they will give you ideas of how to twist and embellish to make your own special serve, just in time for Christmas! Each week they will cover a different wintery or Christmas twist on a cocktail.

This is a 1.5 hour experience for up to 12 guests.

Spirit of Gin

Why not let the Spirit of Harrogate take you through the fascinating history of gin whilst sitting back with a G&T in hand. They will tell you all about the different styles of gin and how it has developed today. You will be able to sample different gins (of which they have over 100)

This is a 2 hour experience for up to 16 guests.

Slingsby’s premium spirits range is crafted with pure spring water and real fruits to create the finest, award-winning British gin and vodka and makes a great gift.

Why not get into the festive spirit and sample one of their wonderful cocktails which have a Christmas twist on them. I have sampled Slingsby's gins and they certainly have pride of place in my drinks cabinet.

Winter Sangria

Christmas is all about being with your loved ones, making memories and having fun.. All of which are even better with the latest Gooseberry sharer serve. Who said sangria was just for the summer months?


200ml Slingsby Gooseberry Gin
1 bottle of NZ Sauvignon Blanc
500ml Sparkling Apple Juice
100ml Runny Honey
Sliced Apple


Build in a large pitcher with ice and stir before serving

Blackberry & Sloe Fizz

The rich flavour from the Blackberry gin makes this cocktail feel wonderfully festive and the additional touches of citrussy flavours from the clementine juice and grapefruit soda really bring everything together.


25ml Slingsby Blackberry Gin
25ml Sloe Gin
25ml Clementine Juice
15ml Sugar Syrup
1 Egg White / 25ml Aqua Fava (optional)
Topped with Fever-Tree Pink Grapefruit Soda


Shake the first 5 ingredients with ice
Strain into a tall glass.
Top with the pink grapefruit soda

Rhubarb & Winter Berry Cosmo

The cosmo just got upgraded and just in time for Christmas! The sweetness from the Yorkshire Rhubarb Gin gives the traditional Cosmopolitan the makeover you didn't even know it needed. As for the addition of cinnamon and nutmeg, it makes it delicious!


30ml Slingsby Rhubarb Gin
10ml Triple Sec
10ml Crème De Cassis
50ml Cranberry Juice
20ml Lime Juice
Cinnamon & Nutmeg to taste (we recommend just a pinch of each)


Shake and double strain into a chilled Martini glass

For more information or to book one of the experiences click here