Strawberry Gin and Tonic
This beautiful blushing cocktail is a fresh twist on the classic gin and tonic.
120mL Fever-tree Mediterranean tonic water
4 tablespoons of strawberry syrup or smashed fresh strawberries
4 basil leaves
4 slices of fresh lime
Add 30ml gin and 60ml tonic water to 2 tall glasses. Top with lots of ice and add 2 tablespoons of strawberry syrup or smashed strawberries to each glass. Garnish with basil leaves and lime wedge or zest.
Spring Fling Gin Cocktail
A beautiful twist on a classic G&T.
60mL violet gin
30mL pomegranate juice
90mL grapefruit seltzer
Fill a tall glass with ice. Add pomegranate juice and then the grapefruit seltzer. Fill a shot glass with gin and pour slowly on top of seltzer. Add lime wheel and enjoy.
Strawberry Gin Smash
Made with fresh strawberries, lemon juice, mint, honey and gin that is topped off with ginger beer.
5 strawberries, leafy ends removed
Juice from half a lemon
1 teaspoon honey
4-5 mint leaves
60mL ginger beer
Place strawberries, lemon juice, honey and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to gently muddle the mint leaves, but don't muddle too much or you'll break up the leaves. Add gin and stir to combine. Fill one glass ⅔ of the way full with the strawberry mixture and ice. (You can also strain the mixture) Top with ginger beer. Add extra mint leaves and strawberries for garnish.
Rosemary Gin Fizz Cocktail
Adding a herbal spin to the classic gin fizz cocktail with homemade rosemary syrup.
15mL fresh lemon juice
15mL rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)
90mL soda water
1 lemon slice, to garnish
1 rosemary sprig, to garnish
Firstly make the rosemary simple syrup by combining sugar and water in a small saucepan then bring to a boil. Cook, while stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove pan from the heat, add rosemary, and then let steep for 1 hour. Discard the rosemary sprig. Let cool. Next, shake gin, lemon juice and rosemary simple syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Add soda water. Garnish with lemon slice and rosemary sprig.
More boozy, more delicious but just as pretty as an Aperol Spritz.
500mL chilled kombucha, preferably ginger or lemon flavoured
1.5L of soda water
2 oranges, halved through stem ends, thinly sliced
Combine gin, Aperol, and kombucha in a large pitcher or glass jar and stir well. To make each cocktail, fill a small glass with ice and pour in gin mixture to come up halfway. Top off with soda water and garnish with orange slice.
Hibiscus Gin Sour
A classic gin sour cocktail with a floral twist.
22.5mL fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon hibiscus simple syrup (recipe below)
1 teaspoon Chambord
1 egg white
In a small sauce pan, simmer sugar and water until sugar has dissolved. Add in the hibiscus and simmer for another 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it sit for another 20 minutes. Once chilled, add all the ingredients into a shaker - dry shake for 30 seconds. Add ice and shake until well-chilled. Pour into your favourite glass.
Blueberry Thyme Gin Fizz
A quick, simple and refreshing gin cocktail.
15mL freshly squeezed lemon juice
7.5mL simple syrup
¼ cup fresh blueberries
½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
Lemon slice or lemon twist, extra blueberries, thyme sprig to garnish.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, blueberries, and thyme leaves. Make sure to smash the blueberries up well. Pour into a glass over ice. Top with a splash of soda water. Garnish with a lemon slice, fresh blueberries and a sprig of fresh thyme.
Coastal Orange Blossom Gin Cocktail
An elegant, slightly sweet and hydrating cocktail by featuring coconut water.
30mL orange blossom water
60mL freshly squeezed orange juice (Note: 1 orange yields approximately 30mL of orange juice)
120mL unsweetened coconut water
Fill your cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin, orange blossom water, orange juice and coconut water. Shake well and strain into an ice filled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange wedge and / or edible flowers.
Photo and recipe credit
Spring Fling www.supermancooks.com/spring-fling-gin-cocktail
Hibiscus Gin Sour www.sugarandcharm.com
Blueberry Thyme Gin Fizz www.aberdeenskitchen.com
Coastal Orange Blossom Gin Cocktail www.justinecelina.com
Strawberry Gin Smash www.chiselandfork.com
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