Recipes for World Gin Day

Recipes for World Gin Day

World Gin Day is here (12th June) and we'll happily drink to that - here's some recipes to say cheers to!

These drinks were made for a summer's garden day - perfect timing as the weather is set to be beautiful this weekend! And if you need a garnish for your drinks, we recommend growing Piccolo Holy Basil in your garden.

Burleighs Gin Jam

Ingredients: 

  • 40ml Burleighs Pink Edition Gin
  • 10ml Strawberry Liqueur
  • 20ml Sugar Syrup
  • 15ml Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp of Strawberry Jam

Method:

1. Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker.

2. Shake, double strain into a rocks glass over cubed ice.

3. Garnish with a strawberry. 

Credit: Burleighs Gin 

Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit Mojitos

 

Ingredients:

  • 8 Zespri SunGold kiwifruit, peeled and quartered
  • 80ml sugar syrup, adjust to taste
  • 2 limes, juice only
  • Optional, mint leaves
  • 100ml gin
  • 30g fresh mint leaves
  • Soda water, to top up
  • Crushed ice

 

Method:

1. Place 6 of the peeled kiwi pieces in a blender or small food processor with the sugar syrup and lime juice, pulse until you have coarse puree. If you want an extra minty flavour for the mojitos, then add some mint leaves into the blender and blend again.

2. In a large jug, mix the kiwi puree with the alcohol.

3. Next add some mint leaves and the remaining kiwi quarters to the crushed kiwi and gin mix.

4. Add the soda water.

5. Fill each glass 2/3 of the way with the mojito, then top with crushed ice.

Credit: Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit 

Lemongrass & Ginger Gin Fizz by Ren Behan

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Pour the gin into a glass over ice, drop in the Spice Drops
  2. Top with ginger beer or ginger ale,
  3. Stir well and serve.

 Credit: Holy Lama 

Craft Gin Club: The Gin Daisy

Ingredients:

Method:

Add your first four ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a large rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Top up with soda water, garnish and serve!

Credit: Craft Gin Club