The Betty is a zesty, fresh and fragrant long cocktail perfect for drinking at brunch or lunch. It is created in honour of our sparkling great granny, Betty Duncan - one of the so-called “bright young things” of 20s and 30s Ealing. Having trained at the famous acting school RADA Betty went on to juggle bit-parts in Ealing Studio’s Films with waitressing at the Lyon’s tea-rooms in Berkeley Square and socialising with the likes of Douglas Fairbanks Junior! She went on to marry very happily, continued to love a gin fizz and always spoke fondly of the 30s “jazz age”. She was a spirited mother, grandmother and great grandmother and maintained her youthful, joie de vivre her whole life… living to the magnificent age of 96!
50ml of Ealing Gin
25 ml Lemon juice
2 tsp Rose Syrup (we use Monin which is available on Amazon)
50 ml soda water
Garnish: Lemon slice/twist/wedge and cocktail rose petals
1. Pour the Ealing Gin, rose syrup and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker filled with
ice cubes, shake well then strain into a high-ball glass filled with more ice.
2. Top up with soda water, give it a quick stir and garnish with the lemon and petals.
Chin chin Betty!