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Milton Keynes-Based Restaurant’s Ginaissance

Wednesday 09 June 2021

9 June 2021: In recognition of World Gin Day, a popular Milton Keynes-based restaurant is offering its customers a new range of delicious gin specials.


Available at the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill at Stadium MK, the drinks have been devised by the revered chef who has teamed up with award-winning Cygnet distillery to elevate what is regarded as being one of the most popular and iconic drinks on offer.


With the gin and tonic having had a bit of ‘ginaissance’ in recent years with new distilleries popping up all over the country, bars and restaurants across the UK have also increased dramatically the number and types of gin-based drinks they serve.


And with World Gin Day taking place on 12 June, aficionados of the juniper-based tipple who visit the Milton Keynes-based restaurant will be able to enjoy a mix of drinks devised by Pierre White in conjunction with Cygnet Distillery’s master distiller Dai Wakely.


Produced in Swansea with a recipe inspired in part by the attempt to cure cholera by two local people in the mid-1800s, Dai uses a selection of botanicals from all over the world (and links well with Swansea's history as a port for incoming good from across the globe). This includes juniper, lemon peel, lime peel, pink grapefruit peel, orange peel, liquorice root, orris root, coriander seed, angelica root, cardamom seed, almond and chamomile.


Michaela Slann, restaurant manager said: “We’re delighted to offer these new premium gin brands. Marco’s knowledge of flavour is quite extraordinary and I’m sure guests will enjoy what we’ve got on offer.


“More than ever people now are interested in the provenance and authenticity of what they are drinking and that’s precisely what these specials are.”


Included on Marco and Dai’s list are the Cygnature G&T, The Lemon Drop, The Orange & Elderflower Bulb, The Blackberry Gin Fizz and The Raspberry Honey Badger.


Michaela added: “Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a premium G&T or gin-based cocktail and we hope guests visit us to enjoy a delicious meal while sipping one of these superb drinks in the company of friends and family.”


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Gin & Tonic recipes


Orange & Elderflower Bulb

Glass: Wine


25ml Cygnet Dry Gin

25ml Cointreau

½ Freshly Squeezed Orange Slice

200ml Franklin & Sons Elderflower Lemonade



Shake gin, Cointreau and blood orange juice with ice

Double strain into a chilled wine glass filled with cubed ice

Top with Franklin & Sons Elderflower Lemonade

Garnish with blood orange and rosemary


Raspberry & Honey Badger

Glass: Rocks


50ml Cygnet Dry Gin

25ml Honey

25ml Lemon Juice

5 Raspberries, 4 Mint Leaves

Franklin & Sons Ginger Beer



Muddle raspberries with honey in a rocks glass then fill to brim with crushed ice

Shake gin, lemon juice and mint leaves with ice

Strain into your glass and top with Franklin & Sons Ginger Beer

Garnish with mint sprig, lemon and fresh raspberry