Summer serve creates a buzz

Colonsay gin
The cocktail is said to be easy to create

THE husband and wife team behind Colonsay Gin are celebrating the summer with a “citrusy and herbal” cocktail  – Colonsay Bees Knees – which pays homage to the island’s native population of rare Black Bees.


50ml Colonsay Gin

20ml fresh lemon juice

20ml fresh orange juice

2 teaspoons Colonsay Honey & Thyme Syrup (100ml honey, 100ml water, 3 to 4 sprigs of thyme)


Put the gin and honey into a cocktail shaker and stir to dissolve the honey.

Add the lemon and orange juice and top with ice.

Strain the mixture into a chilled Martini glass and serve. Alternatively, strain into a tall glass with ice for a less sweet drink.