Cabby's Spirits and Cocktails

14 January 2020

Cabby's spirits are one of the newest additions to our Bottle Shop collection. Their main point of difference between them and other distilleries is that their based distillate that they use to make both their gin and their rums is a molasses-based product. This gives their gin, in particular, a distinct added note of sweetness that blends well with their chosen botanicals of juniper, lavender, rosemary, Angelica root and pimento. 

Cabby's spirits under their Taxi Spirit Co. which is known as London's first rum distillery. Founded in 2018, after six years of hard work and dedication, Moses had created London's first rum, Cabby's White Rum. Later on, came their other popular products including their Spiced Rum and Gin. Their products are made in small batches at only 250 bottles per batch. Their gin and rums are truly made with care and precision and each batch carries a unique profile which is part of the fun of being a small-batch distillery!

There are a slew of cocktails that can be made with both the rums and the gin. Check out some of the cocktail recipes below provided by Taxi Spirit Co.

Cabby’s Rum signature cocktail is a Hemingway daiquiri 

  • 50ml Cabby’s White Rum
  • 25ml lime juice 
  • 20ml grapefruit 
  • 20ml demerara sugar syrup 
  • 20ml maraschino liqueur
  • 4 dashes grapefruit bitters

Glass: coupette 

Garnish: lime wedge

Method: Shake all ingredients together and fine strain in a chilled glass.


Classic Cabby’s Rum Old Fashioned 

  • 10ml water
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • 50ml Cabby’s Spiced Rum
  • 1 slice orange
  • Method: Pour the simple syrup, water, and bitters into a lowball glass. Stir to combine, then place the ice cubes in the glass. Pour Cabby’s Spiced Rum over the ice and garnish with the orange slice.

Classic Cabby’s G&T

Method: In a glass filled with ice cubes add Cabby’s Gin & Mediterranean tonic

Glass: highball

Garnish: a slice of orange

Cabby’s Gin Classic Martini (Voted ’first choice martini) by Gin Magazine. 

Method: Pour gin and dry vermouth in a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir well, then strain into chilled glass. 

Glass: Martini Garnish: Zest the orange peel by twisting it in a perfect spiral. 

If you want to purchase Cabby's spirits visit our Bottle Shop on our website to have a bottled delivered to you or stop into our Notting Hill location at 186 Portobello Road to pick up a bottle!