tangled web cocktail
Mixology,  Spider Celebrations

Be Kind to Spiders Week 2023: The Tangled Web Cocktail

You met the Fluffy Spider in 2022, but now it’s time to get caught in her tangled web of a cocktail! This boudoir-inspired libation is full of allure and sexiness. All of this melds together with the help of the stunning Sweet Gwendoline French Gin which perfectly captures those vibes.

Garnish this beauty with a candied lemon wheel for the imagery of a spider’s web and you’re ready for this tastebud trap. You’ll be wrapped in silky flavors of a refreshing garden on the palette and nose, unsure of what the flavors might be exactly.

The Tangled Web Cocktail

Servings: 1 cocktail


  • Jigger
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Coupe / Martini glass



  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice
  • Add gin, lemon juice, blood orange syrup and grand marnier to cocktail shaker
  • Shake vigorously
  • Strain into coupe glass
  • Cut notch into lemon wheel then use to garnish on rim of glass
  • Enjoy!



To make candied lemon
Slice 1 lemon into thin wheels. Add equal parts water and sugar to saucepan over high heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Add lemon wheels to pan. Simmer on medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Flip the wheels then simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Let cool overnight.

Notes on the Tangled Web Cocktail

The stunning Penny Snark put Sweet Gwendoline on my radar. I’ve been obsessed. It’s unique flavors are on a level that makes it challenging to compare with other gins. Sweet Gwendoline felt like the perfect spirit to use when implying a tangled web. The muses of this gin were the creators of the fashion fetish magazine “BIZARRE” which made the right connections in my mind.

Will you dare to get caught in the Tangled Web cocktail? I think she’s rather enticing and perfect to enjoy in a dark corner, waiting to lure your next prey.

Would you be interested in more spider-inspired cocktails? I’d love to make more of them, but arachnid libations are rather challenging to come up with. Leave a comment with your favorite spider to get me inspired to create even more spider cocktails!

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