22nd July 2021
Dunnet Bay Distillers, the makers of Rock Rose Gin, are celebrating the brand’s 7th anniversary on 21 August 2021 with a delicious new cocktail consisting of 7 ingredients: The Rock Rose Blueberry Basil Martini.
Claire Murray and Martin Murray, a wife-and-husband team, are co-founders and co-owners of Dunnet Bay Distillers, which also produced Holy Grass Vodka.
From its Distillery on the most northerly point of mainland Scotland, the company sends its spirits to 24 countries.
The team is proud of its sustainable ethos and was the first gin producer to launch fully recyclable pouches which are used to refill the elegant ceramic bottles. In just 7 years, there are now 9 editions of the multi-award-winning gin, plus some special editions and liquid garnishes.
Claire Murray said: “We are so proud of what we’ve achieved in 7 years and are so grateful to our wonderful team, many of whom have been here since the start, and the retailers and venues that support us. We started small but with big ambitions. We had two aims: to make desirable spirits in beautiful packaging; and to be sustainable. We’ve stayed true to both aims. Apart from the excellence of our products, our innovation with recyclable packaging for refill pouches is one of our proudest achievements.”
Recipe for The Rock Rose Blueberry Basil Martini
50ml Rock Rose Original Gin
25ml blueberry juice
15ml elderflower liqueur e.g. St Germain
10ml sugar syrup
15ml lemon juice
4 basil leaves
Garnish: A basil leaf and 3 fresh blueberries
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Strain into a chilled
martini glass and garnish with fresh blueberries and a basil leaf.