This International Gin and Tonic Day, reject the mundane and embrace the unexpected!
To celebrate the glorious union of the Gin and Tonic, 9 April – we urge you to try something unusual. While lemons make for a perfectly predictable garnish, the simple cucumber brings out the curious flavours of Hendrick’s Gin, with its infusions of English Cucumber and Bulgarian Rose. Or why not try a weird and wonderful Japanese inspired cocktail courtesy of Suntory Roku Gin.
Below are some delicious cocktails with our current favourite gins:
Roku Gin Wasabi Mule
- 45ml Roku Gin
- 15ml ginger syrup
- 20ml lime juice
- 90ml tonic
- 5g fresh wasabi
Shake all ingredients together and serve over ice in a highball glass. You might have to ask the Azabu chef for his secret nori wasabi tempura recipe to garnish this one.
Roku Gin Mei Thai
- 50ml Roku
- 15ml Monin Almond syrup
- 75ml pineapple juice
- Squeeze of lemon
- 15ml Triple sec
- Splash of tonic
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and pour all ingredients into a highball. Garnish with pineapple slice and enjoy.
Suntory Roku Gin retails from R279.00 in leading liquor stores countrywide. Please enjoy the unusual responsibly.
Connect with them: @suntory_rokugin #RokuGinSA
Classic Hendrick’s and Tonic
- 50 ml Hendrick’s Gin
- 150 ml Fitch and Leeds rose and cucumber-infused Pink Tonic water
- Cucumber garnish
Hendrick’s Gin retails for R449.95 in leading liquor stores countrywide, including Makro and Norman Goodfellows. Please enjoy the unusual responsibly.
Connect with them: @hendricksginsa #HendricksGinSA