Cocktail of the week

Isle of Harris gin Minch Martini

We’re returning to those January themes of self-care and moderation with our cocktail of the week. The Minch Martini, devised by the Isle of Harris Distillery, is a lower-ABV version of this typically punchy cocktail. It combines Isle of Harris gin with herbal tea and bergamot liqueur. Where lemon verbena leaves are hard to come by, a herbal green tea works well too.

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Minch Martini


For the cocktail:

  • 25ml Isle of Harris Gin
  • 50ml lemon verbena tea
  • 10ml bergamot liqueur
  • Lemon twist, to garnish

For the lemon verbena tea:

  • 10g lemon verbena leaves
  • 1,000ml filtered water


To make the lemon verbena tea, steep the leaves in filtered water for five hours. Strain the liquid into a bottle and store, chilled, for up to four days.

To build the cocktail, pour all the ingredients into a mixing glass and add cubed ice. Stir and strain into a Martini glass or coupette. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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