Cocktail Of The Month: An Easy-Breezy Gin Cocktail
Hello gorgeous ones, how are you all today? I come today with our all time favourite feature – Cocktail Of The Month. I promise you today’s is nothing short of delicious either. Oh, and it’s totally wedding worthy. Actually skip that, this one is perfect for any occasion.
Gin is the reigning spirit champion of summer for many good reasons: it’s light, botanical and blends easily with a million-zillion juices, sodas and… well, pretty much anything else you can think of. From the sweet and simple to the sublime and complex, this libation will keep you calm and collected on a sweltering summers day. Grab your tanning lotion, pick up your Valentino’s and start planning your heat-conquering wedding cocktail menu.
It will for sure be a crowd-pleaser…
Introducing the ‘Garden Gin & Tonic“
This light summer cocktail is inspired by the herbs you may have growing in your garden and of course, the fruits currently in season. The sumptuous lavender simple syrup in this drink is irresistible and perfectly compliments the herbal notes from both the basil and the gin.
Quite simply, this tastes like a glass full of summer and is just the refreshment needed on a steamy afternoon. It’s Herbal and refreshing, this cocktail celebrates the flavours of a summer garden. It’s also quick and easy to make up, so if you are having a few guests, this can be made up in next to no time.
Ingredients To Make 1
- 45 ml gin
- 15ml Martini Bianco
- ⅔ oz lavender simple syrup
- Squirt of fresh lemon juice
- 2-3 basil leaves, muddled
- Healthy dash peach bitters
- Lots of ice
- Tonic Water (desired flavour is up to you)
- Lavender Simple Syrup*
- 340 cup water
- 340g sugar
- 3 Tbs dried culinary lavender
To create the lavender simple syrup – In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water to make a syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved. Next, allow the mixture to cool then add the lavender.
Refrigerate overnight then strain out lavender buds. Store in fridge.
To create the cocktail – In a tall glass, muddle the basil leaves. Next, add gin, Martini Bianco, lavender syrup, lemon juice and peach bitters to the glass with basil leaves
Then fill glass with ice cubes and top with the tonic until the glass is full for a delicious cocktail.
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