Time For The Weekend To Be-GIN

4 Cocktails for World Gin Day

Wed 7 Jun


What comes after 5 o’clock on a Friday? Gin o’clock, naturally.

Toast that Friday feeling with four cocktails, all of which have ingredients that can be found at Camden Market, created by HALF HITCH gin and Square Root Soda.


In the 1820s, tonic didn’t exist and gin was enjoyed neat or with juice. Try it.

  • 50ml HALF HITCH
  • 1 whole Seville orange (or freshly pressed orange juice from Camden’s famous lock stall)

Fill a rocks glass with cubed ice. Cut the orange in half and slowly squeeze both halves over the center of the cubed ice. Add in a double shot of HALF HITCH at the end, letting it float over the center. Give a small stir.



A taste of Mother Nature in the centre of the city, packed full of botanical punch.

  • 50ml HALF HITCH
  • Half a pink grapefruit
  • 1 bottle of Square Root Rhubarb Soda
  • 1 sprig of rosemary

Pour a double shot of HALF HITCH over ice in a tall glass and squeeze in the juice from half a grapefruit. Top up with Square Root Rhubarb Soda. Bruise the sprig of  rosemary and add to the top of the glass, along with a slice of grapefruit. Swirl quickly and serve.



Use fresh orange peel to bring out the light citrusy notes of the Earl Grey and round out the English wood at the heart of HALF HITCH.

  • 50ml HALF HITCH
  • 125ml premium English tonic water (Preferably Square Root’s Cinchona Indian Tonic Water)
  • A 1’’ x 2” strip of orange peel zested directly over the top of the drink

Build in a rocks glass and garnish with the orange zest. Stir briefly and serve.



A popular way to drink a martini back in the 1930s was with gin, dry vermouth, and a couple of dashes of orange bitters.

  • 75ml HALF HITCH
  • 15ml dry vermouth (preferably Noilly Prat)
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters

Shake over ice and serve in a martini glass.

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