With summer fast approaching, it’s time to sharpen up those cocktail making skills son. Choosing your base poison for your cocktail can be quite challenging indeed. To help make this treacherous decision, we decided to focus on the handsome and elegant (not if you have too much, but whatever) substance called Gin.
A traditional favourite with Tonic, Gin is a golden oldie that tastes like an oasis in the middle of a dessert. We are not sure exactly what that means, but let’s just carrying on…. Staying away from the dull side of a simple gin and tonic, we have come up with a couple recipes that give that juniper berry juice an exotic twist.
First thing you need to do is get your hands on a bottle of gin. You can go out and buy one – it’s a bit of a mission or you can just sit and wait for a miracle to happen. By this miracle we mean go look in your cabinets and find a bottle that your mates left after your housewarming party six months ago. Alright, now we have our base ingredient, the rest of the ingredients you can easily gather from the store across the road.
Let the fun commence! Let’s get to that cocktailing!
This is not just for the sweet tooth out there, get ready for a beautiful combination tart lemon and pungent gin. This cocktail dates back to the Prohibition days, so you could say its old but gold – lol.
- 60 ml of glorious gin
- 15 ml fresh lemon juice
- 15ml of honey
Simply combine all the above ingredients into a shaker and stir. Now shake well for 10 seconds. Boom first cocktail down.
Cucumbers and gin = refreshing as %#&@. Get ready for reminiscence of the spa but the more spiked version.
- 2 thin slices of cucumber
- 12 fresh rosemary leaves
- 60 ml of ginny gin gin
- 22 ml of lime juice
- 7 ml syrup
Muddle the cucumber and rosemary in your shaker. Now fill with ice, add your gin, add some more gin just because, add the lime juice and syrup. Shake that shaker. Strain into glass and enjoy!
Passionfruit Mint Cocktail
It’s time to get exotic with a musky tart flavoured cocktail with a hint of honey.
- 1 passion of the fruit
- 15 mint leaves
- 45 ml gin
- 7 ml honey
Scoop the flesh of the passion fruit out into a shaker. Add the mint and muddle. Add gin and honey and shake, shake, shake. Fill the shaker with ice and shake again for about 20 seconds.
Now that you have the recipes and have made your awesome cocktail, it’s time to enjoy it in your Corkcicle Tumbler which we all know will keep it cool for up to 9 hours. Alternatively, if you are planning to venture out into the world with your cocktail, why not take it in your Corkcicle Canteen.