It's World Gin Day on Friday!
Another great reason to celebrate all things gin...
Even though we don’t need a good reason to pour ourselves a G&T, the 12th of June is World Gin Day, and another perfect excuse to celebrate all things gin!
Founding owner of premium drinks company, Truman & Orange Rowan Leibbrandt, believes that the gin craze in South Africa is far from over: “We’re finding that the gin category is moving so quickly and our job is to simplify the selection process for retailers by helping them to offer a range of ‘discovery brands’ for educated, discerning South African drinkers.”
The Truman & Orange team has put together a few of their favourite gin cocktails, including non-alcoholic options for those who still want to raise their glass and celebrate the ever-growing ginnaisance!
25ml Bloedlemoen Gin
25ml full cream sherry
1 orange twist/peel garnish (pro tip: use a potato peeler)
Stir all the ingredients together and strain into a tumbler glass with a big block of ice. Take the orange twist and squeeze the oil over the drink. Pro tip: Run the peel on the outside of the glass … it gives you a multisensory experience with the orange oil on your fingertips.
50ml Ginato Pompelmo
5ml Pink Grapefruit Juice
5ml Lemon Juice
5ml Sugar Syrup
5ml Lime Cordial
Add ice to rocks glass with all ingredients.
Stir and garnish with pink grapefruit wedge.
SEEDLIP GARDEN BOOCH (non-alcoholic)
50 ml Seedlip Garden
Ice chunks or cubes
Pour Seedlip over ice and top up with kombucha and garnish with mint.
AVIATION RASBERRY FIZZ
50ml Aviation Gin
25ml raspberry shrub
15ml beetroot juice
20ml lemon juice
20ml egg white
Top with Fever Tree tonic.
Hard dry-shake, wet-shake and strain.
BROOKLYN BEES KNEES
50ml Brooklyn Gin
20ml Lemon Juice
20ml Honey Syrup
Shake gin, lem on juice and honey syrup with ice anf serve in a rocks glass with a slice of lemon.
CAPE FYNBOS CREATION
50ml Abstinence Cape Fynbos
Fever Tree tonic water
Pour the Abstinence over ice blocks, top with tonic water (we recommend Fever Tree) and garnish with lemon peel and a few berries.
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