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Mixologists share gin brands and gin cocktail recipes

Mixologists share gin brands and gin cocktail recipes

Unite all gin lovers! It’s World Gin Day and we have something special for you.

With the summer heat reaching its peak, there’s no better time to enjoy delicious and refreshing gin cocktails. But on the occasion of World Gin Day, it’s the perfect opportunity to do it differently. We’ve got the most popular mixologists from your favorite bars and restaurants sharing their favorite brand of gin and the recipe for their best-selling cocktails. So not only do you have more options to complement your home bar, but you can now also make your favorite gin cocktail at home.

Stir the best-selling gin cocktails into your home this World Gin Day

Billy Smash in Silly, Mumbai

Head Mixologist – Latesh Kotian

Latesh Kotian’s favorite gin brand is Bombay Sapphire, one of the best gin brands in India. This is how you make it at home.

Ingredients:

Bombay Sapphire: 60ml
Acacia honey: 15ml
Fresh lime juice: 10ml
Fresh basil leaf: 7-8pcs

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and stir well. Pour into a glass and garnish with some fresh basil sprigs. And voila, you have Crazythe best-selling home gin cocktail.

Cucumber and Basil G&T at 145, Mumbai

Image: Courtesy 145 Café and Bar

Co-Founder – Ishaan Bahl

There’s nothing like a good old G&T. Add cucumber and basil and you have a refreshing summer cocktail. Making 145 style, we’ve got you covered. The favorite brand here? Gordon’s London Dry Gin. Here’s how you make it.

Ingredients:

60 ml cucumber juice
15 ml cucumber syrup
60ml Gordon’s London Dry Gin
Fresh basil leaves 3 to 4 leaves
Tonic water 90ml

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and mix well until combined. Pour into a glass on top of the ice, garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve.

A secret affair at Butterfly High, Mumbai

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Image: Courtesy of Instagram

Head Mixologist – Avril Gonsalves

Another Gordon’s London Dry Gin fan, Butterfly high‘s Avril Gonsalves leaves no stone unturned when it comes to creating this bestselling gin cocktail. Raise a glass to this refreshing gin cocktail this World Gin Day.

Ingredients:

2 oz Gordon’s London Dry Gin
1/2 oz juniper syrup
11/2 oz fresh mandarin juice
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
1 egg white, room temperature (preferably organic) 2 oz sparkling water

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and mix well until combined. Pour into a glass on top of the ice, garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve.

Citrus Wasabi G&T in Wakai, Mumbai

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Image: Courtesy Wakai

Bar Manager – Peter D’costa

Wasabi and orange piqued your interest? Ours for sure! This unique gin cocktail is served at Wakaic is citrusy, tart and all things great! Peter’s favorite brand? Gordon’s weather.

Ingredients:

Gin 60ml
lemon wedges 2 (to squeeze)
Wasabi paste 2.5 ml
Orange juice 30ml
Tonic water

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a shaker and mix well until combined. Pour into a glass on top of the ice, garnish with fresh lime wedges with orange and serve.

White blossom in Yazu, Goa

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Image: Courtesy of Yazu

Restaurant Manager – Shitij Harnwal

Greater Than, the go-to for most gin aficionados, is what goes into this cocktail. This World Gin Day, enjoy this simple, but delicious cocktail From Yazu† One thing we know: gin and elderflower will never go out of style!

Ingredients:

60 ml jenever
30 ml elderflower syrup
30 ml fresh lime juice
Top off with Soda or Tonic Water (90 /120 ml)

Method:

Shake all ingredients together and serve in a glass. Garnish with roasted rosemary along with some edible flowers and White Blossom is ready!

Elephant in Paris at Elephant & Co, Pune

Image: Courtesy Elephant & Co

Mixologist – Sasmit Manjrekar

This unique gin cocktail is made with Bombay sapphire, courtesy of Sasmit Manjrekar at Elephant & Co† How do you make it at home? We’ve got you covered.

Ingredients:
Homemade Champagne Syrup: 22 ml
Gin: 60 ml
Angostura bitters: 2 dashes

Method:
Pour all your ingredients into an old-fashioned glass and stir to combine. Garnish with a dried orange slice and your gin cocktail is ready.

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