If you know us, you’ll know we’re massive G&T fans – especially Dan, if he’s not stood with a prosecco in hand, we guarantee he’ll be leaning somewhere with a Gin based drink looking smug waiting for that next Gincident*.
*Gincident – an incident arising from the consumption of gin. (A term populated by us and our friends).
As you’ve noticed now and again we stumble off the high street and down those back alley’s to let you guys know little tumblers of information and lifestyle hacks we find interesting…
So when we stumbled over this amazing article from the Craft Gin Club, it was obvious we were going to share it with you. After all, sales of the favourite British classic are on the incline and we have just celebrated National Gin & Tonic week!
Aaah, gin and tonic…drink for all occasions. From an accompaniment to a summer’s day in the garden, to an after-work refresher, to a Saturday afternoon in the pub – there really is nothing better. But sometimes it’s nice to mix things up just a bit…these five simple recipes will help broaden your G&T horizons. Cheers!
Cucumber and Basil G&T
40ml elderflower liqueur
Juice of ½ a lime
2 sprigs basil, plus more to garnish
Using a vegetable peeler, slice thin ribbons of cucumber and place in a cocktail glass. From the remaining cucumber, cut off 3 chunks to muddle into the cocktail. Squeeze the lime juice into a cocktail shaker and add the gin, St Germain, basil, and cucumber chunks. Muddle the ingredients well, and then add ice.
Shake well, then pour into your glass. Top with tonic and garnish with basil.
Strawberry and Black Pepper G&T
Freshly ground black pepper
Muddle 2 strawberries and a good twist of freshly ground black pepper in a shaker; pour into an ice-filled glass. Stir in the gin and top with tonic. Garnish with a strawberry.
Blackberry and Lemon G&T
5 fresh mint leaves
Juice of ½ lemon
15ml sugar syrup
Muddle blackberries, mint leaves, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a glass. Fill glass with ice, and add the gin. Top with tonic water, stir gently and serve. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a mint leaf.
Grapefruit and Tarragon G&T
2 sprigs fresh tarragon, plus extra for garnish
1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
60ml fresh grapefruit juice
Muddle the tarragon and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice cubes, grapefruit juice and gin and shake. Half fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Pour contents of shaker into glass. Top with tonic water. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit and a sprig of tarragon.
Chili and Lime G&T
1 red chili
Juice of ¼ lime
Coriander leaves to garnish (optional)
Slit chili lengthwise and lightly muddle in a glass. Add ice, lime juice and gin. Top with tonic and stir gently. Garnish with coriander leaves if using.
So there you have it, here’s 5 amazing gins you should absolutely go and enjoy this weekend…