The Classic Fog Cutter cocktail Reimagined with Welsh Dry Gin

Hello, cocktail lovers! it’s the team here at Snowdonia Spirit Co, nestled in the breathtaking landscape of Wales, where our passion for crafting unique spirits meets the age-old tradition of gin making. Today, we’re excited to share a special twist on a classic cocktail that’s as layered and mysterious as the Welsh landscape itself – the Fog Cutter cocktail. But, this isn’t just any Fog Cutter; it’s made with our very own Snowdonia Spirit Co’s Welsh Dry Gin at 43% ABV, adding a uniquely Welsh kick to this tantalising drink.

Why the Fog Cutter cocktail?

The Fog Cutter is a legendary tiki cocktail, known for its potent mix and exotic flavour profile. Traditionally, it’s a blend of rum, brandy, and gin, topped with sherry, giving it a reputation as a real “fog lifter” for those hazy days. We thought, why not bring a bit of Wales into this tropical classic? Our Welsh Dry Gin, with its crisp and harmonious botanicals, is the perfect way to add a new depth and character to the Fog Cutter, making it not just a cocktail, but an experience.

The Inspiration Behind Our Version

At Snowdonia Spirit Co, we are inspired by the natural beauty and rich history of Wales. Our Welsh Dry Gin is crafted with locally sourced botanicals, each sip telling a story of its origin. When reimagining the Fog Cutter cocktail, we wanted to blend this local character with the cocktail’s bold, adventurous spirit. The result? A drink that packs a punch, lifts the fog, and warms the heart.

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Your Fog Cutter Ingredients List

Ready to mix your own Fog Cutter with a Welsh twist? Here’s what you’ll need:
• Snowdonia Spirit Co’s Welsh Gin – 25 ml
• White rum – 25 ml
• Brandy – 25 ml
• Fresh lemon juice – 20 ml
• Orgeat syrup (almond syrup) – 15 ml
• Fresh orange juice – 40 ml
• Dry sherry (float) – 10 ml
• Ice cubes
• Garnish: A sprig of mint, orange slice, and cherry

How to Make the Fog Cutter, a Step by Step Guide

Step 1: Gather Your Fog Cutter Ingredients
Before you start, make sure you have all your ingredients and tools ready. You’ll need a shaker, a strainer, and a tall tiki glass or any large glass you fancy.

Step 2: Mix the Spirits and Juices
In your shaker, combine the Welsh Dry Gin, white rum, brandy, fresh lemon juice, orgeat syrup, and fresh orange juice. This combination of citrus and almond creates a delightful base, enhanced by our aromatic gin.

Step 3: Shake It Up
Fill your shaker with ice, covering the liquid. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. This not only chills the mixture but also dilutes it slightly, softening the flavours to create a smooth drink.

Step 4: Pour and Float the Sherry
Strain the shaken mixture into your glass filled with fresh ice. Then, gently pour the dry sherry over the back of a spoon so it floats on top of the drink, adding a sophisticated finish.

Step 5: Garnish and Serve
Garnish with a sprig of mint, a slice of orange, and a cherry on top. The visual appeal is almost as important as the taste!

Step 6: Enjoy Responsibly
Now, sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Whether you’re at a gathering with friends or enjoying a quiet moment alone, a Fog Cutter made with Snowdonia Spirit Co’s Welsh Dry Gin is perfect for lifting the fog and clearing your mind.

In Conclusion

Crafting cocktails is an art, and at Snowdonia Spirit Co, we believe that every drink is a canvas for creativity. Our Welsh Dry Gin adds an unmistakable flair to the Fog Cutter, making it not just a cocktail, but a storytelling medium, steeped in the spirit of Wales. Try making this at home and bring a piece of Welsh heritage to your cocktail experience. Until next time, keep your spirits high and your glass full! Iechyd Da from all of us here at Snowdonia Spirit Co.


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