Which gin cocktail do the party leaders deserve?


So after an election campaign that lasted for 16 years (or at least it felt like that), the results are in and we have a winner.

Now, far be it from us to wade into political debate, so we won’t. But we did think, if we had to make a gin cocktail for each of the party leaders, what would it be?

So, in no particular order, here’s the cocktails that each of the leaders would get from NB Gin and why.

David Cameron – The NB Fizz

Mr Cameron has swept back into power, surprising many, so he’ll be rightly very happy with himself. On such a momentous day for the Prime Minister there could be only one gin cocktail for him to enjoy.

NB Gin would serve Mr Cameron a classic NB Gin Fizz. No other cocktail says, “I’m celebrating” better than this delicious classic.

Here’s how we like to do it:

NB Fizz

  • 2 shots of NB Gin
  • 1 shot of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 shot of sugar syrup
  • Soda

Shake the first three ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Then top up with soda. Easy!

Britain's opposition Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband speaks at the London Business School in London

Ed Miliband

We’re not entirely sure if Ed would be in the mood for gin cocktails today. Let’s face it, he’s had better days. But sometimes, a well-made gin, with the right garnish, and lots of ice can make the world feel like a better place.

We certainly wouldn’t want to serve Mr Miliband anything too fabulous; it’s simply not his style. So, it would have to be a straightforward but stunning classic NB G&T.

Here’s how we like to do it:

Classic NBG&T

  • Fill a highball glass with ice cubes
  • Pour a shot or two of NB Gin over the ice and top up with tonic
  • Drop in a wedge of orange

Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon

To say that Nicola Sturgeon had a fabulous night last night would be something of an understatement. She’s riding high and might well be feeling untouchable right now.

But what to serve a lady in party mood? That’s an easy one! It has to be an NB Gin French 39. This is a modern Scottish twist on a French classic, which was said to be so strong it was like being shot by a 75mm machine gun during WWII!

We reckon Nicola could handle it though, given she has dealt with everything thrown at her in the election campaign!

Here’s how we like to do it:

French 39

  • 1 white sugar cube
  • 2 dashes of home-made lavender bitters
  • 25ml of NB Gin
  • Top with Champagne
  • Garnish with a pear slice
  • Build in order of recipe in chilled champagne flute


Nick Clegg

The former deputy prime minister is out of a job and in truth he looked a little like a man who knew his fate even before the polls closed. Quite simply, he needs a pick-me-up.

For that reason, we’d have to serve Mr Clegg a refreshing and reviving NB Gin Martini. Within minutes we’re sure he’d be looking on the bright side and thinking ahead to new challenges.

Here’s how we like to do it:

NB Martini

  • 50ml of NB Gin
  • 10ml of Noily Pratt/Dry Vermouth
  • 10ml of Cointreau
  • Garnish with an orange twist
  • Stir down and serve in a chilled cocktail glass

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

So the polls didn’t return the big numbers of controversial UKIP MPs like he hoped for and he failed to win his seat. We all know how much Nigel loves a pint so we’re not even going to try to sway him with our gin.

It’s our round Nigel. What you having?

Pint of ale and a fag

Here’s how Nigel would do it

  • Buy a pint
  • Buy cigarettes
  • Drink pint, smoke cigarette
  • Repeat


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