Slim Drinks

33 & T

Minus 33 is typically enjoyed with a lot of ice, a splash of light tonic and a wedge of orange (or lemon).


25ml Minus 33
125ml Light Tonic
Orange A Healthy Wedge
Hibiscus A Light Sprinkling

If you eat the orange wedge as well, it counts towards your five-a-day right?

Fill a glass with ice, add the Minus 33, sprinkle a few hibiscus leaves in, add the tonic and finish with the orange wedge. Delicious.

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I'm Blue Dabadee Dabadi

The Mexican-Inspired Minus 33 Margarita

Recent events, Brexit, Trump, Dry January, has left some people feeling pretty blue so let’s cheer them up by making an awesome cocktail that is bling and brings a bit of Mexico to our Isles.

By working with lime juice and agave syrup we believe we can use tequila based cocktails to inspire a gin twist on a Mexican classic.


What We Will Need:

25ml Minus 33

25ml Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

12.5ml Orange Liqueur (we used Suze, but Cointreau works just as well)

12.5ml Curaçao Blue/Blue Bols (If you want to avoid the blue look, add another shot of the Orange Liqueur above)

12.5ml Agave Syrup (Sugar syrup will do)

Sugar or Salt



Cut a wedge of lime and run it around the rim of a martini glass or coupette wetting it slightly.

Pour the sugar/ or salt out into a bowl and dip the glass in downwards to create the frosted look.

Pour all the other ingredients into a cocktail shaker full of ice and shake.

Double strain the cocktail into the glass and garnish with a slice of lime.

Viva la Minus 33 Margarita!



Mexico can keep their tequila, (but pass us the agave syrup please) we’ve found something that is truly exquisite.  Delicious, citrusy and a guaranteed way to get any party started.

We test ran this cocktail late last year with our friends at Macintyres, an Edinburgh-based jeweller, where we cleverly named it the Mac-arita. “And you know, it was very popular, it was great, the greatest cocktail ever. Period. Huge.”  (His words, not ours.)

If you are looking to pull this top trump out at a party we recommend opting for the sugar rim.  It’s a tough trade-off between calories or sodium and all comes down to your own personal taste but people tend to favour sweet over sour.


We achieved our aim.

At 150 calories (more, if you work your way around the sugar rim), it’s not quite a gin and tonic but if any walls go up and tequila becomes scarce you can’t go too wrong with this tasty number. If it doesn’t put a smile on your face, we’re not quite sure what will.

If you are looking to get the party started, we suggest pairing this cocktail with Gostan - Klanga, a dance anthem that pairs Reagan’s famous Berlin Wall ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’ speech with a catchy saxophone riff.  Alternatively ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ by Pink Floyd won’t hurt either.

Enjoy and let us know what you think.  

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Gin-gle Bell Festive Cocktail

Seasons Greetings Fellow Gin Geeks!

We're just back from a trip north of the arctic circle and returned with a delicious tipple for you to enjoy at home over the festive period.  There's no better way to get into the 'spirit' than to hang up your lab coat, kick off your snow boots and tuck into our Gin-gle Bell Cocktail. Guaranteed to bring you festive cheer(s).


To make at home all you need is:

25ml of Minus 33

150ml Cranberry & Raspberry Juice
(Cranberry is fine if you can't find the blended stuff)

Sprig of Thyme

Don't forget to garnish with the 'bells' Cranberries and Pomegranate

74 calories a glass, so you can afford to tuck into that second helping of turkey.

Don't say we don't treat you! 

If you fancy a treat or fancy getting someone special an extra special gift, we have brand new packaging to ensure whoever unwraps a bottle of Minus 33 this year is in for a treat.


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Guy Fawkes Fireworks Cocktail


We teamed up with the 'revolutionary' forces (Ryan and Benji) at Juniper to create an 'explosive' Guy Fawkes cocktail.

It tastes delicious and if you want to try it at home the recipe is below:

50ml Minus33
20ml grapefruit juice
20ml lemon juice
15ml rose liqueur
10ml sugar syrup
2 dash orange bitters
1 dash cherry bitters

And of course, garnish with hibiscus

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33 Days Later: Our 'Hallow33n' Frogspawn Cocktail



With Halloween approaching fast, we here at Minus 33 wanted to get into the spirit of things and create our own funky cocktail: 33 Days Later. our Hallow33n passion fruit-inspired cocktail. We incorporated passion fruit into or cocktail as not only does it taste fresh but the seeds create a creepy frogspawn effect, perfect for this time of year.  Minus 33 is simple yet elegant and so we wanted to give you a cocktail that was in the same manner. For the recipe (1 serving), you will need:

30ml Minus 33

30ml fresh lemon juice

1 Passion fruit, halved

15ml sugar syrup

A handful of ice cubes

Soda water

Lemon peel to garnish

The Method is as follows:

  1. Using a cocktail shaker, shake Minus 33, lemon juice, passion fruit seeds & passion fruit pulp and the sugar syrup over ice.
  2. Grab a cocktail glass and pour in the Minus 33 mix, (straining out the larger cubes) but not all the way up as the next step is to top it up with the Soda water. Finally garnish with a lemon slice.

It really is that simple to make. We know Halloween is a busy time of year, with buying costumes and  drinks and snacks but at the end of the day it’s a night where you get to enjoy yourself and be happy so thank you for staying with the Minus 33 journey and we hope you have a nice Halloween and enjoy this great cocktail.

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