A new week beckons and brings with it a whole series of challenges, work pressure and deadlines. Why not relax after a long tiring day with a chilled glass of G&T, which can be whipped up with some fairly simple recipes? Showcasing India’s agricultural diversity, Stranger and Sons Gin has come up with a number of cocktails made with two limited edition gins. These are made in collaboration with Four Pillars distillery Australia. The drinks celebrate the essence of spices and products from both countries: turmeric, long pepper, red chili and black cardamom from India; lemon myrtle, river mint and anise myrtle from Australia.
Trading Tides G&T
60 ml gin
120 ml light tonic water
1 slice of pink grapefruit
Store a tall/highball glass in the freezer to chill (can be made a few hours ahead of time). Pour 60 ml of gin. Add ice and top with 120 ml light tonic water. Stir lightly, garnish with a slice of pink grapefruit and serve immediately.
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60 ml gin
5 fresh raspberries
10 ml fresh lime juice
120ml dry ginger ale
Put three raspberries in a highball glass and add gin. Fill the glass with ice and add dry ginger ale. Stir gently so that the raspberries do not float to the top. Garnish with two raspberries and serve immediately
Give it a Goa
50 ml jenever
15 ml fresh lime juice
15 ml sugar syrup
Two 2.5 cm cubes and a slice of watermelon
Six curry leaves
Place watermelon cubes in the bottom of a highball glass and press gently with a bar spoon. Add a small amount of crushed ice, then add the gin, lime juice, sugar syrup, four curry leaves and churn with a bar spoon. Top up with more crushed ice. Garnish with a watermelon wedge and the remaining curry leaves.
Remark: To crush ice, place the cubes in a dry tea towel and break them with a rolling pin. Ice should be flaky, but not wet.
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