Regular readers may have guessed by now that our Editor-in-Chief Dot is quite fond of a little gin. And since she’s a) been burning a lot of daylight hours working on this sparkling new website and b) been sipping her fair share of gin at home since last March, this original cocktail recipe – created by Gin Loot – is for her!

Tim Laferla is the gin specialist (how good is that job title?) at Gin Loot; they offer gin subscriptions delivered to your door. He explains that the Daylight Robbery cocktail is a twist on a contemporary vodka classic – the East 8 Hold Up, “so named for the creator’s frightening, yet hilarious, experience of getting robbed quite literally pants down in London’s east”.

Tim doesn’t think gin drinks always have to be as serious as martinis and negronis are; they can be fresh, fruity and fun as well. “It’s rare that you come across gin cocktails with a less serious edge. But it certainly doesn’t have to be the case! This cocktail pairs perfectly with an ultra-modern gin, Brogan’s Way Evening Light, that has a fresh and fruity edge from botanicals such as mango, strawberry gum and river mint.” With those elements, we think this cocktail would be wonderful to sip at a day-after brunch to thank your wedding party instead of bellinis or mimosas.

P.S. How fab would it be for a juniper-loving couple to receive three new gins each month for a year as a wedding present?

Daylight Robbery by Gin Loot


45ml gin (Tim uses Brogan’s Way Evening Light Gin)
15ml Aperol
15ml pineapple juice
10ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
10ml sugar syrup (1 part sugar:1 part water)
Pulp of half a fresh passionfruit
Ice cubes, for shaking


Add all of your ingredients to a shaker. Fill shaker to the brim with cubes of ice. Shake hard for 30 seconds. Fine strain into an ice-cold cocktail glass. This cocktail taste so good it doesn’t even need a garnish!