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By Hermione Cole | Spring 2022

In conversation with Ginny’s Cocktail Lounge, Maldon

Ginny’s is an independent cocktail bar located in the heart of Maldon. Owner Misha Rosenthall and Manager Howard Monks pride themselves on serving the finest, handcrafted cocktails to guests in a unique and stylish setting. Whether you’re looking for an after-dinner treat, or a place to cosy up with friends for a much needed catch up, they’ve got just the place (and just the drinks!) for you. They regularly work with local businesses for monthly pop up dining events.

What makes Ginny’s so special?

Ginny’s is a family run bar with a real emphasis on sustainability and creativity. We are a small but tight knit team and we all put a lot of thought in to our menu, décor, service and events. Another special thing about Ginny’s is our alcohol-free cocktails. We don’t have a mocktail list, as we believe every drink should be amazing regardless of whether it has alcohol content. That’s why we stock Lyres Non Alcoholic spirit alternatives. This means we can re-create almost all of our cocktails as alcohol free options which has been extremely popular.

One of the things that feels special to us is our partnerships with other local businesses. Our house vodka, vanilla vodka and gin is all made within ten miles of Ginny’s by the amazing Essex Spirits Co, and we’re also super proud to offer wines from New Hall Wines less than three miles away from us. Our back bar features a wonderful range of locally produced craft gin too. We’re really looking forward to championing our local partnerships more in the future and hope to build on these partnerships and do more as we grow!

Here is Ginny’s unique recipe for the Maldon Sea Breeze…

Ingredients:

50ml Essex Spirits Co Essex Spring Vodka

60ml Pink Grapefruit juice (we use Eager)

50ml Cranberry juice

2.5ml Blue Curacao cocktail syrup (we use Monin)

Garnish: Maldon Salt & a lime wedge

Glass:

Tall cocktail glass

Method:

  1. Paint a small amount of blue cocktail syrup along one side of your glass, then roll gently in Maldon Salt.
  2. Fill glass with ice and build vodka, grapefruit and cranberry juice into your glass.
  3. Garnish with a small wedge of lime, serve and enjoy!
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