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Elvis shows you how to make The Gin Cobbler cocktail

Cobblers – fruity, moreish cocktails – are essentially sweetened spirits or wines. Chilled with lots of crushed ice and served with copious fruit, their popularity flourished in the late 19th century.

Fast forward 200 years and cobblers – particularly the Gin Cobbler – is still being enjoyed by stylish and sophisticated drinkers throughout London.

Elvis, head bartender at No.11 Pimlico Road, serves a particularly delectable version, featuring Tanqueray gin. Chosen for its crisp, dry flavour, Tanqueray is also an apt choice for this established London drinking venue: i) it was invented in Charles Tanqueray’s London distillery and ii) its reputation is internationally acclaimed – legend has it that Tanqueray was the first drink in the White House after the repeal of prohibition.

For a tempting, traditional cocktail this month, try Elvis’ Gin Cobbler.

The Gin Cobbler recipe is clean and uncomplicated
The Gin Cobbler recipe is clean and uncomplicated

Gin Cobbler

The Gin Cobbler recipe is clean and uncomplicated, yet results in a zesty, refreshing drink that is perfect for a post-work wind down or pre-dinner engagements.

35ml Tanqueray gin
15ml simple syrup
1 slice lemon
1 slice orange
1 slice pineapple
2 berries

Pour the gin and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker. Shake for 10-20 seconds and pour into a glass. Top with crushed ice, stir and cap with more crushed ice. Top with a folded slice of lemon, orange and pineapple, and drop in two berries of choice.

Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Gin Cobbler is served at all Darwin & Wallace drinking venues: No.11 Pimlico Road, No.32 The Old Town and from 14 November 2015, No.1 Duke Street.