Not going to lie, SOME of us at the distillery are super excited that Taylor Swift's Eras tour is coming to Wales - we have our sequins at the ready and will be heading to Cardiff to join in the spectacle. But we wanted to spread the Taylor love a bit wider, so even if you don't have a ticket for the show, why not mix yourself up our version of Taylor's favourite cocktail, and enjoy a Welsh Blonde or 2 while listening to your favourite Era...

To mix up your own Welsh Blonde, a cocktail that embodies the spirit of Wales and the glamour of Taylor Swift, you'll need:

  • In the Welsh Wind Signature Style gin: This premium, award-winning gin adds a robust, aromatic base to the cocktail, embodying the spirit of Wales.
  • Elderflower cordial: Infused with elderflowers, this cordial brings a fragrant and floral sweetness, capturing the essence of the Welsh countryside in June. Make your own, or buy a bottle of good quality cordial from your favourite local store.
  • Freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice: Not typically Welsh, to be sure, but red grapefruit offers a zesty and refreshing citrus note, perfectly balancing the drink's sweetness.
  • Lillet Blanc: Staying true to the Welsh Blonde’s roots, this is a French aperitif wine that adds a touch of sophistication and depth to the cocktail.
  • 2 shakes of lemon juice: Enhancing the vibrant flavours of the serve with a subtle tartness.

To prepare the Welsh Blonde, simply shake, shake, shake, shake the ingredients until the cocktail shaker is almost too cold to touch (about 15 to 20 seconds). Double strain into a coupe glass or a short tumbler, then garnish with a grapefruit peel for a final touch of elegance.


Welsh Blonde
serves 1
50ml In the Welsh Wind Signature Style gin,
25ml St Germain Elderflower liqueur - or elderflower cordial 
75ml freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice, 
25ml Lillet Blanc 
2 shakes of lemon juice 
Grapefruit peel garnish
Shake until the cocktail shaker is almost too cold to touch
(about 15 to 20 seconds)
Double strain into a coupe or a short tumbler
Garnish with a grapefruit peel.