World Gin Day: Raise A Toast To The White Spirit With These Cocktails
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From being a spirit used for medical purposes to becoming the most popular party-starter, the way, the world consumes Gin has transformed. People worldwide have taken up this Juniper laced spirit as their preferred indulgence over other spirits, and for a good reason. Over time, countless innovations and experimentations infused Gin with botanicals and flavours have been carried out. India has been actively concocting with their craft gin brands with various intense botanicals, herbs and production processes. This, in turn, has opened up new ways of consuming Gin, opting for cooling the spirit to sip it on the rocks over a traditional Gin and Tonic Water with lemon juice. Gins like the Vintage Old Tom guarantees a blast of flavour, where each flavour hits your taste buds to lead you into a blissful state of mind. And these are best served neat. With the recent culture of DIY cocktails, people are getting creative with interesting combinations like the Gimlet, El Chapo, Gin Sour and many more.

Here are 2 of the best Gin recipes by Mr Dushyant Tanwar, Mixologist and Brand Manager of Monika Enterprises.  

Gin Sangaree 

It is a cocktail with six ingredients subserved in a Highball Glass. Follow the recipe below to know how to make a Gin Sangaree.

  1. Langley’s Old Tom Gin – 60 ml 
  2. Sugar Syrup – 10 ml 
  3. Port Wine – 30 ml

Shake the Gin and the sugar together and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Pour the port wine on top to sink to the bottom, leaving a thin transparent layer on top. Garnish with a citrus peel. 

Maiden’s Blush No. 2 

The Maiden’s Blush (No. 2) is an enchanting mix of Gin and Absinthe with a delicate hint of Grenadine. Remember, this Maiden’s Blush No.2 is effortless to make you boozy! 

  1. Boodles Gin – 50 ml 
  2. Grapefruit Juice – 7.5 ml 
  3. Lemon Juice – 15 ml • Absente liqueur – 5 ml 

Shake all ingredients over ice and strain in a chilled glass of choice. Garnish with a slice of Grapefruit.