Kate Sylvester's Designer Cocktail Recipe

The Bombay Sapphire Sylvester 'Ryder Collins' cocktail.

To celebrate The Marr Factory 2015, Bombay Sapphire brand ambassador Chase Bickerton has created a series of bespoke cocktails inspired by each designer’s collection. Each will be available at the designer's show throughout the week - but you can replicate them at home with Chase's recipes.

"Kate’s collection has a feminine yet independent and dark and brooding feel to it – almost a librarian look with a rock ‘n’ roll soul. I wanted to create something to match - dark on the outside but surprising, warm and elegant on the inside – something that really steals the scene. The lead botanical of juniper berries adds dry and fragrant notes of pine and lavender."


  • 40ml Bombay Sapphire
  • 25ml lemon and juniper shrub
  • Oleo Saccharum (Lemon zest, juniper berries, caster sugar, 24hrs extracting, mix with 1 cup of water and 1 3/4 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar until dissolved)
  • 15ml activated charcoal beer syrup (2 Macs Green Beret’s warmed in a pot and mixed with 500grams of sugar and 10-15 capsules of Activated Charcoal, reduced over a light heat for 30min)


Shake the above super hard, strain into a tall glass over large ice, charge with soda and garnish with lemon and leather.

WATCH: Chase Bickerton makes The Ryder Collins cocktail with designer Kate Sylvester.

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