Recipe: The ‘Awakening Star’ cocktail from the Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Hampshire

Bombay Sapphire has been a much loved British gin brand since it first launched in 1986. It is well known for its gloriously smooth taste, perfect balance and succulent botanicals, all of which combined make it a huge hit with mixologists and bar tenders who know ‘their onions’, as it were.

Today we look at a cocktail which comes straight from the distillery itself in rural Hampshire, this cocktail is named the ‘Awakening Star.


25ml Star of Bombay

10ml Edmond Briottet Crème de Cacao Blanc

10ml Shiraz Red Wine

25ml eager cloudy apple juice

75ml Folkington’s Earl Grey Tea Tonic – chilled & freshly opened


Squeeze a lemon wedge into a balloon glass then add the first 4 ingredients. Then swirl well to mix & infuse. Fully fill the glass with cubed ice then top with Folkington’s Earl Grey Tea Tonic and gently fold/stir to combine. Garnish with a gently awoken rosemary sprig