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Cocktail recipes for a Summer of Celebration

The best cocktails to try this summer!

With summer just round the corner, we decided to find our best cocktail recipes in our archives and show you some of the best Zymurgorium serves from over the years. From our award-winning gins to never-before-seen liqueurs, out-of-this world rums to our brand new liqueur, Manquila, this is the ultimate guide to rocking summer the Zym way (the best way!). It’s time to make every moment epic this summer.

Whether you’re an at-home bartender or just curious about cocktails, shake and stir your way to epic moments this summer. If you’re more of a visual learner, keep an eye on our social channels @zymurgorium to catch interactive tips on how to nail the art of zym-ology:

1. The Violet Queen
A regal blend of  Zymurgorium Sweet Violet Gin Liqueur and Rose Lemonade

Perfect show-stopper for your Jubilee party
Recipe:
50ml Zymurgorium Sweet Violet Gin Liqueur

Rose Lemonade to top up
Edible violets to garnish

Buy your bottle here: https://zymurgorium.com/shop/the-original-sweet-violet-gin-based-liqueur

2. Majestic Violet
This one’s for the more adventurous, (and boozy!) home bartender this Jubilee.
Recipe:
50ml Zymurgorium Original Gin

20ml Zymurgorium Sweet Violet Gin Liqueur

25ml Triple Sec

1/2 egg white

10ml Sugar Syrup

Shake with ice and strain into a serving glass. Garnish with Violet flowers and powdered Parma Violets.

Buy your bottle here: https://zymurgorium.com/shop/zymurgorium-the-original-manchester-gin 

3. Jubilee Lemonade
Fancy a challenge? Recreate the colours of the union jack in your Jubilee tipple using this recipe.


50ml Electric Raspberry Gin Liqueur

25ml Lime Juice

75ml Lemonade, stir with ice

10ml Grenadine

10ml Blue Curacao.

Place the Electric Raspberry Gin Liquor in a tall serving glass, stirring in the lime juice and lemonade with ice. Sink the Grenadine and float the Blue Curacao. Garnish with Lemon.

Buy your bottle here: https://zymurgorium.com/shop/flagingo-electric-blue-scottish-raspberry-gin-liqueur 

4. Manchester Swizzle 

A tribute to our hometown, this one’s as fun as it sounds.
50ml Zymurgorium Original Manchester Gin

100ml Coconut Water

25ml Falurnum

15ml Lime Juice

Build over ice, and garnish with mint and lime. 

Buy your bottle here: https://zymurgorium.com/shop/zymurgorium-the-original-manchester-gin 

5. Lychee-Tini
For the Lychee lover in you!

50ml Zymurgorium Mandarin Gin

50ml Lychee Juice

15ml Lime Juice

20ml falernum

Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice before fine straining. Garnish with edible flowers.

Buy your bottle here: https://zymurgorium.com/shop/zymurgorium-mandarin-dynasty-oriental-gin 

6. Raspberry Smash 

Summer berries for the summer sippers!

50ml Zymurgorium Raspberry Gin

6 Raspberries

8 Mint Leaves

20ml Crème de Framboise 

15ml Lemon Juice

Churn with crushed ice. Garnish with Mint and Raspberry 

Buy your bottle here: https://zymurgorium.com/shop/zymurgorium-winter-raspberry-gin 

7. Fruit Salad Punch
Your favourite summer dessert, but with a twist…

50ml Zymurgorium Fruit Salad Gin Liqueur

50ml Pineapple Juice

50ml Mango Juice

15ml Lime Juice

15ml Crème de Framboise. 

Build over ice.

Buy your bottle here: https://zymurgorium.com/shop/zymurgorium-fruit-salad-pineapple-sweet-raspberry-gin-liqueur 

8. Pink Pornstar

The pornstar to end all pornstars..

50ml Pornstar Martini Gin Liqueur

15ml Vanilla Vodka

12.5ml Lime Juice

10ml Grenadine

Shake with ice and strain into Martini Glass.

Buy your bottle here: https://zymurgorium.com/shop/zymurgorium-pink-pornstar-martini-gin-based-liqueur 

9. Ruby Hard Shake 

Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Rubyyyyyy

50ml Ruby Eyes

25ml Strawberry Puree

25ml Strawberry Liqueur

75ml half and half

Shake with ice and fine strain. Pour over ice and garnish with chocolate and strawberry. 

Buy your bottle here: https://zymurgorium.com/shop/cane-toad-ruby-eyes-chocolate-rum 

10. Spiced Peach Iced Tea

Spice yourself up and into a different universe with this twist on a classic…

50ml Cane Toad Rum Khanage Wars

25ml Crème de Peche

10ml Lemon Juice

10ml Sugar Syrup

50ml cold strong tea

Serve over ice garnish with fresh peach.

Buy your bottle here: https://zymurgorium.com/shop/cane-toad-ruby-khanage-wars-indian-spiced-rum 

EXTRA SERVE: But you don’t just need to be cocktail-friendly to enjoy our products. Why not try our brand new product, Manquila, today with the simplest of serves. Enjoy it on the rocks or as a shot if you’re in a hurry. 


Buy your bottle here: https://nipptipp.com/

Added 26th May 2022

Zymurgorium Crowned Winner at Made In The North West Awards 2020

Zymurgorium, the first registered distillery in Greater Manchester was awarded the Food and Drink award at the inaugural Made In The North West Awards 2020.

The Made in The North West Awards looks to showcase the quality products and services that manufacturers across the region produce.

Created by Insider Media, after restrictions were imposed due to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, no award ceremony was able to be held, but the winners were still celebrated and accolades announced.

Zymurgorium was awarded the Food and Drink Award, beating off stiff competition from other shortlisted businesses including BBF, Love Raw, Lakeland Artisan and Manchester Gin.

The award win is the icing on the cake for the award-winning local business, which had undertaken rapid expansion plans in 2020.

“Despite everything happening this year, we’re really proud of the steps we’ve taken to move our expansion plans forward, including investing in new state of the art production and bottling facilities. This award means a lot to us as shows we are being recognised as industry leaders who are committed to providing quality products.”Aaron Darke, Managing Director, Zymurgorium 

The Zymurgorium distillery based in Irlam, Greater Manchester, conducts its operations all under one roof including distilling, bottling, warehouse, and office functions, with state-of-the-art production and bottling facilities.

The distillery has the incredible capacity to produce nearly 70 million bottles a year, equating to a staggering 20,000km if laid end-to-end.

The business currently employs 15 members of staff to create its 30 plus alcoholic products which are stocked in John Lewis, Wetherspoons, Greene King, Masters of Malt, Amber Taverns, Selfridges and via a range of wholesalers such as Matthew Clarke and HB Clark.

The business was launched by Aaron Darke in 2013 and has gone on to a multi-million pound investment into the development of a new distillery, state of the art bottling line; whilst developing a range of internal systems including implementation of the SALSA standard and recruitment of a new head of quality.

Added 18th November 2020

Zymurgorium Gin Announces SALSA Accreditation

The Greater Manchester based Zymurgorium distillery have been awarded the standard- a widely recognised accreditation across major retailers.

Zymurgorium, the creator of never before seen gins, liqueurs and rums, successfully completed the SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval) standard in 2020, achieving fully compliant status on their audit first time round.

The accreditation was the icing on the cake for the award-winning local business, which had undertaken a rapid expansion plan for the first half of 2020.

The Zymurgorium distillery based in Irlam, Greater Manchester, conducts its operations all under one roof including distilling, bottling, warehouse, and office functions, with state-of-the-art production and bottling facilities.

The distillery has the incredible capacity to produce nearly 70 million bottles a year, equating to a staggering 20,000km if laid end-to-end.

The Salford Business Award winners are also living wage accredited, employing 17 members of staff to create its 30 plus alcoholic products which are stocked in John Lewis, Wetherspoons, Greene King, Masters of Malt, Amber Taverns, Selfridges and via a range of wholesalers such as Matthew Clarke

The business was launched by Aaron Darke in 2013 with a multi-million pound investment into the development of a new distillery, state of the art bottling line; whilst developing a range of internal systems including implementation of the SALSA standard and recruitment of a new head of quality.

SALSA is a food-safety standard required to prove due diligence and originally drew down from the BRC standard. The SALSA certification is only granted to suppliers who are able to demonstrate to an auditor that they are able to produce safe and legal products and are committed to continually meeting the requirements of the SALSA standard with audits occurring every 12 months. The SALSA accreditation is a recognised food certification widely accepted across retailers which will now allow the Zym team to approach larger retailers and other national accounts.

Also looking to create an environmentally sustainable operation, Zymurgorium has successfully saved 156 tonnes of glass to date, following on from switching to an eco-friendly bespoke embossed bottle, with 132 tonnes of CO2 saved in glass consumption. Further investments across the group will see in excess of 1000 Tonnes of CO2 savings banked.

“We’re extremely proud of achieving the SALSA standard and the team have worked hard to make this happen. A whole new way of working has been implemented across our distilling, bottling, warehouse, and office functions in a short period of time. To gain fully compliant the first time round really was the icing on the cake and testament to all the hard work put in.”Jenny Birchall, Head of Quality, Zymurgorium 

Managing director of Zymurgorium, Aaron Darke added:  “We have heavily invested in state of the art production and bottling facilities, so increased capacity and the SALSA accreditation will enable us to reach out into new markets, provide volume and due diligence side by side. We’re having some very interesting conversations at the moment and hope to be able to announce new partnerships very soon.”

Adding further prestige, Zymurgorium was also awarded Silver in the 2020 Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Awards.

The ERS awards encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses bronze, silver and gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

This award is particularly important to the business as many of the staff have personal links to the military with over 42% of the staff connected to the wider military community including reservists and veterans.

Added 10th October 2020

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