How to drink Nelly

There is nothing quite as versatile as a tonic cordial, and Nelly Tickner is no exception. Here are a few of our favorite ways to enjoy Nelly in good spirits!

A glass of Gin and Nelly Tickner tonic, with some fruit & botanicals on weathered oak

The Classic Gin & Tonic 

Nelly Tickner tonic cordial is used instead of traditional, carbonated tonic waters. Depending on the type of gin you are mixing with, different measures of Nelly can be used to bring out or emphasise the subtle flavours of the chosen gin. 

It's quite easy to make a Gin & Tickers:

2 parts gin

1 part Nelly Tickner 

200ml soda water

Slice of orange/ fresh ginger/ sprig of rosemary

Plenty of ice

TOP TIP: mix the gin and Nelly gently in the glass before you add ice and soda for best results.

Two glasses of "Nellygroni" made with Nelly Tickner tonic cordial

The Nellygroni

A simple twist on the discerning gin lovers favourite, the Negroni. 

1 part gin

1 part Campari

1 part sweet red vermouth 

1 part Nelly Tickner

Stir all the ingredients in a mixing jug with plenty of ice, and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice - the larger your ice, the better. Fire and twist some orange peel over the drink to release the oils. 

A bees knees cocktail, made with Nelly Tickner tonic cordial, served in a coup glass

The Bee's Knees

This 1920's sweetheart of a cocktail was one of Nelly's favourites. 

50ml gin

10ml Nelly Tickner

5ml water

15ml fresh lemon juice

Pour into a cocktail shaker with some ice, shake and strain into a coupe glass, garnish with a twist of orange peel.