3 Gin Cocktail Recipes With A Delicious Twist
Whether shared with a group of friends or enjoyed after a long hard day, there’s nothing quite like that wonderfully refreshing taste of a good old gin and tonic!
The only thing we could think of that could possibly be better than the usual lemon infused blend, is gin and tonic with a twist.
Take a look at the enticing recipes below to see what we mean!
This vibrant cocktail is nothing short of sensational. The sweetness of the strawberries and cane syrup bring a beautiful balance to the sharp, bitter taste of the gin.
• 45ml Woodstock gin
• 15ml Lime juice
• 35ml Cane syrup
• A Slice of lime
• Splash of Tonic water
Mix gin and fresh lime juice in a highball glass. Then add in the strawberries, cane syrup and cucumbers and blend. Finish the drink off with a slice of lime and pour in the tonic water to add a little fizz.
Honey and Rooibos
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If you really want to treat yourself to something special, then this recipe a great choice. With a wonderful mix of floral and fruity flavours, you’re certain to savour each sip!
• 1L Rooibos tea, brewed
• 250ml Honey
• 4 Juniper berries
• 2 Star anise
• 4 White pepper corns
• 60ml Lemon juice & grated rind of 1 lemon
• 1 Orange
• Tonic water
Simmer the rooibos tea, honey, juniper berries, star anise and white pepper corns in a medium pot, over a medium heat for approximately 10 minutes. Then pour the mixture into a deep metal baking dish, through a fine sieve.
Pour in the lemon juice and grated rind and leave this in the freezer. Remove the tray every 30minutes, or as soon as icicles start to form, and be sure to loosen the mixture with a fork each time you take it out the freezer. After two hours your mixture should be ready, and should resemble fluffy ice flakes.
Add a tot of gin to each glass once you’re ready to serve, and pour in your frozen mix or granita. Decorate your drinks with a slice of orange and add a splash of tonic water to finish them off.
Kiwi and Cucumber
Looking for an easy-to-make gin cocktail that will impress your guests? This bitter-sweet, kiwi infused drink is a real crowd pleaser.
• 160ml Gin
• 2 Tbsp. Honey
• 2 Kiwis, peeled and thinly sliced
• 1 Cucumber, thinly sliced
• 1 Lemon, juiced
• 600ml Tonic water
Garnish this inside of 4 glasses with your kiwi slices, and keep a few slices aside.
Crush your cucumber and remaining kiwi slices together and place this pulp at the base of each drink. Then add a few squeezes of honey and lemon to this.
Now pour in your gin and ice cold tonic water (to taste) and enjoy!