Salcombe gin cocktails

We think there’s no better way of enjoying your stay in Salcombe than with a cocktail of their famous gin. Here are some Salcombe gin cocktail ideas you can experiment with! 

Visiting the Salcombe gin distillery and their bar is one of the best plans you can have for your holiday in Salcombe, and definitely, one of our favourite activities to try on a rainy day. And the best part is by staying at some of our holiday homes, you will get a 10% discount in the Salcombe Gin bar and shop!

Gin bar Salcombe

Gin school 

We love the gin bar, but if you want to get involved in the process of gin making, you will love the distillery’s Gin School. This is the perfect gift for any gin lover – staying with Salcombe Finest and completing the gin school during your time in Salcombe.

The tour includes learning about the art of distillation and you will distil your own 70cl bottle of gin! You can combine citrus, herbal, floral and spice botanicals to create your own recipe.

If you are interested in booking the experience for a loved one for your next stay in one of our luxury holiday homes in Salcombe, you can buy a gift voucher or book directly from their website.


Salcombe Gin Cocktails

Even if you prefer to leave gin distillation to the professionals, you can’t say you’ve been to Salcombe if you haven’t tried their signature G&T in their bar while overlooking the water. So when you are there next time, make sure you buy one of their bottles to experiment with making cocktails during your stay in one of our Salcombe holiday lettings. 

Even if you are far away from Salcombe at the moment, you can enjoy making and drinking one of these cocktails to feel as if you were here on a summer day again. 

So what are you waiting for? We have compiled a list of our favourites Salcombe Gin drinks that you can use for inspiration. So get a bag of ice cubes and your favourite bottle of Salcombe Gin and start experimenting with these cocktail ideas.

Salcombe Gin’s classic signature

Salcombe gin cocktail ideas

Of course, we need to start with Salcombe Gin’s signature serve. If you prefer the classic gin and tonic to other cocktails, this is definitely one of the best ones you can have. 

You only need gin, a bottle of nice tonic, ice, and a slice of red grapefruit in a traditional Copa de Balon glass. This gin and tonic uses Salcombe Gin’s flagship gin ‘Start Point’, a really special gin that uses 13 carefully selected botanicals and the finest ingredients. Each batch is handcrafted and blended with Dartmoor water.

What you need

  • 50ml Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’
  • 150ml Premium Indian tonic water
  • A slice of red grapefruit


Put plenty of ice in a Copa glass and add a double measure of Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’. Add 150ml of Fever-Tree Premium Indian tonic water and finish by garnishing with a slice of red grapefruit.

Rosé & tonic

If you prefer sweeter drinks, you will love Salcombe Gin’s  ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’, which is distilled with juniper berries and the sweetness from strawberries and angelica. 

Salcombe gin rose

We love it because it is just the right amount of sweet and has a wonderful combination of fresh lemon and orange and botanicals for a delicate taste.

What you need

  • 50ml Salcombe Gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’
  • 150ml Premium Indian tonic water
  • A slice of strawberry or twist of lemon peel


Fill a large wine glass with ice and add a double measure of Salcombe Gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’. Add 150ml of Fever-Tree Premium Indian tonic water.

To garnish, Salcombe Gin recommends adding either a slice of strawberry to accentuate the bouquet of red fruit or a twist of fresh lemon peel if you prefer a bit of fragrant citrus.

Ciao bella 

If you are missing being able to go abroad, this cocktail with gin and limoncello will immediately transport you to the Amalfi coast in southern Italy. You definitely don’t need any anything else when you are enjoying this cocktail in Salcombe.

Salcombe gin ciao bella cocktail


  • 25ml Salcombe Gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’.
  • 25ml Knightor Rosé Vermouth
  • 15ml Limoncello
  • Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonic water
  • Orange bitters
  • Blood orange
  • Sprig of mint


Fill a large wine glass with ice and add the gin, rosé vermouth and limoncello. Add the Mediterranean tonic water and a splash of orange bitters and stir gently. The perfect garnish for this cocktail is a slice of dried or fresh blood orange and a sprig of mint.

A Salcombe Gin cocktail tastes even better in a luxury holiday home in Salcombe. Have a look at our luxury accommodation featuring the best views of Salcombe and beautiful interior design.

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