Judged by chef Simon Rogan, The Bombay Sapphire’s World’s Most Imaginative Bartender saw some incredibly creative and interesting flavours, combinations and recipes, but FOUR ingredients were taking presidence and were trending: oil, orange, herbs and tea. Using these ingredients, here are FOUR recipes that blew Simon Rogan’s cocktail socks off, including the winning bevvy…

 

Oil | Bombay Olive Club, from Alan Cartolano of Oskars Bar, London

Ingredients

50ml extra virgin olive oil-washed Bombay Sapphire

15ml Martini Extra dry Vermouth

2 dashes saline solution

 

To serve

Stir and strain in an olive oil dipping dish, and garnish with a black olive

 

Orange | Bombay Vampire Martini, from Lee Hyde of Oskar's Bar, London

Ingredients

50ml Bombay Sapphire

20ml fig leaf infused chocolate liqueur

15ml Cocchi Barolo Cinnata

5ml Blood orange syrup

1 dash chocolate bitters

 

To serve

Stirred and finished with a grapefruit twist and chocolate bitters spray

 

 

Herbs | WINNER English Garden Gin & Tonic, from Richard Woods, Duck and Waffle, London

Ingredients

50ml garden pea and mint compressed Bombay Sapphire

Tonic Water

 

To serve

Stir with ice and garnish with a fresh mint sprig

 

 

Tea | The Medicine Goes Down, from George Fellows of Popolo, Newcastle

Ingredients

50ml Bombay Sapphire

1 barspoon spiced marmalade

100ml Ear Grey Prosecco Tonic

1 teaspoon caster sugar

3 drops Chartreuse Elixir Végétal

 

Garnish

Kaffir lime leaf

 

 

Find out more about Simon Rogan here and about The Bombay Sapphire’s World’s Most Imaginative Bartender here.