First gin drink you ever drank?

I imagine it was G&T from my Mum and I definitely didn’t like it, didn’t have the palet back then. Took me a while to get my head round the bitterness. Which I most certainly did because it’s still my ‘go to’ for refreshment on the regular.

First gin cocktail you ever made?

I remember the Bramble being the one. Great presentation, balance and flavour. Still the drink I use in training sessions to show what a cocktail should be. Gin, lemon, sugar and creme de mure. Like boozy Ribena. Delicious.

Favourite gin cocktail at 7pm?

We’re assuming this is the first of the day yes? Definitely a Negroni. A no fuss, equal parts, whatever-you’ve-got-in-the-rail Negroni. Perfect if you’re going for food after….or if you’re not.

Favourite gin cocktail at 10pm?

Having warmed up a bit, it will most likely get very strong at this point. A Martinez or an equal parts Martini is usually where I’ll end up. Probably with a Navy Strength gin (57%) as well to really strike it home. We bartenders like to drink.

Favourite bar in the world?

Such a tough one! I guess if I was going to go for consistency of quality it would be Bon Vivant in Edinburgh – every time I go (and sometimes it’s years apart) it always delivers. Great cocktails and great food, they keep the Champagne cold too.