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

hendricks gin and tonic

Classic Hendrick’s and Tonic

  • 50 ml Hendrick’s Gin
  • 150 ml Fitch and Leeds rose and cucumber-infused Pink Tonic water
  • Cucumber garnish
  • Ice

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

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