Exclusive Gin Cocktails from the Gin Made Me Do It book - Gardeners Punch

Exclusive Gin Cocktails from the Gin Made Me Do It book - Gardeners Punch

Gardener's Punch  

- Gin Made Me Do It by Jazzy Davis

To Gin or Not to Gin? - silly question

As some of you may have seen in March, we teamed up with the publishers at Harper Colins to give away their brand new recipe book Gin Made Me Do It by Jazzy Davis on our Social Media around Mothers Day. 

It was a collaboration we did not want to end there! We have been given 4 recipes from the book to share with you to create this summers must have Cocktails! And here is the second sneak peak! Here at Root7 we are Gin crazy, we have designed products to help create the perfect cocktail so it is always fantastic when we stumble across gems like this book!

Gardener’s Punch

(Serves 12)

Peaches and basil are an irresistible combination. They taste

like summer in Italy and make a lusciously fragrant punch.



125g (4oz) caster sugar

120ml (4fl oz) water

10g (¼oz) fresh basil

750ml (26fl oz) chilled London dry gin

250ml (8½fl oz) chilled peach schnapps

750ml (26fl oz) chilled peach nectar

250ml (8½fl oz) freshly squeezed lime juice

1 litre (34fl oz) chilled soda water

lime slices, peach slices, raspberries,

basil and mint leaves, to garnish



Start by making a basil syrup: combine the sugar and

water in a small saucepan. Gently heat, stirring until

the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, then turn down

the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Take off the heat,

drop in the basil and leave to cool and infuse. When the

syrup is cold, strain it into a sterilised jar, discarding the

basil, seal and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Pour all the basil syrup into a large jug or punch bowl.

Add the gin, peach schnapps, peach nectar and lime

juice and stir to mix well. Top up with soda water. Add slices

of lime and peach, a few handfuls of raspberries and a

couple of handfuls of basil and mint leaves. Give it a gentle

stir, then pour or ladle into punch glasses and have ice on

hand for people who want their punch a little chillier

Try this cocktail, take a picture! tag us! Let us know what you think! 


And if you like the teasers we give you, why not buy your own copy of the book!

Find out more here http://po.st/GinMadeMeDoIt