Raisin and star anise Heston gin infusion

‘With its slow infusion of raisins and fragrant star anise, and the addition of deliciously syrupy Pedro Ximenez sherry, this is a cocktail that’s spicy, fruity, intense and utterly individual.’ Heston

  • Christmas


200g Heston from Waitrose Earl Grey & Lemon Gin
20g raisins
2 star anise
2 tbsp Pedro Ximenez sherry
1 orange, cut into wedges
Ice cubes
Orange blossom water


1. Place the gin, raisins and star anise into a container and allow to infuse for 3 days at room temperature.

2. Pour the infused gin with the sherry and orange wedges into a cocktail shaker, fill to the top with ice cubes. Place the lid on top of the shaker and, holding the top, shake vigorously for 10 seconds.

3. Pour the drink through a fine tea strainer into 6 chilled tumbler glasses. Add a couple of drops of orange blossom to each drink and serve.

Raisin and star anise Heston gin infusion
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 5 minutes 5 minutes

Serves: 6

4 stars

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This recipe was first published in Wed Dec 11 09:39:00 GMT 2013.