The French Tart

The French Tart

When experimenting with gin cocktails we were pleased to discover this one; The French Tart cocktail brings together both tart, sweet and herbal flavours to create a drink with a unique depth to it. Each ingredient compliments the other giving it just the right balance of sweet and sour flavours. It may take a few attempts to perfect the drink exactly to your taste, but this is one of our favourite gin cocktail recipes which we highly recommend.

If you notice a difference in taste from one week to the next it may be the grapefruit you use, this can change in taste throughout the season.

(Cocktail recipe serves 1)


  • 60ml of Hooting Owl South Yorkshire Gin
  • 40ml of freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
  • 20ml of elderflower liqueur
  • 20ml of rosemary sugar syrup
  • 10ml of fresh lemon juice
  • 3-4 drops of sage bitters (other bitters will work)


  • Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice.
  • Shake well until fully chilled.
  • Strain into your glass and enjoy.