While the weather gods make up their minds as to let the summer shine brighter or to allow monsoon to make an entry, we suffer from heat and humidity. The only way to beat the misery is with a tall, chilled glass of a drink. And with World Gin Day upon gin cocktails are the need of the hour.
We have sworn loyalty to a classic gin and tonic, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t up for the adventure. Here are five gin cocktails that you can try at home, summer or no summer.
1. Kumaoni Sparkle
- 60 ml gin
- 4 Chunks of sweet lime
- 15 ml Simple Syrup
- 60 ml Tonic water
- In a cocktail shaker drop the sweet lime chunks, fresh lime juice, sugar syrup, and muddle well to release flavours.
- Transfer in a tall hurricane glass filled with ice, measure the gin, and top with tonic.
- Finish with crushed ice. Garnish with a fresh sweet lime cone in a stick and serve
Recipe courtesy: Hyatt Regency Dehradun
2. Peppermint G&T
- 50 ml Bombay Sapphire
- 40 ml peppermint tea
- 60 ml premium tonic water
- Mint sprig
- Star Anise
- Fill a balloon glass with ice.
- Add 50 ml Bombay Sapphire and 40 ml peppermint tea.
- Top up with 60ml premium tonic water.
- Garnish with a mint sprig & a star anise.
Recipe courtesy: Bombay Sapphire
3. Mango Fresh
- 60ml Beefeater London Dry Gin
- 20ml Lemon Juice
- 10ml Sugar Syrup
- 150ml Mango Juice
- 2 dashes Orange Bitters
- In a cocktail shaker, blend all the ingredients with crushed ice.
- Pour in a mason jar and garnish with mango wedges.
Recipe Courtesy: Pernod Ricard
4. Sipsmith Floral Sour
- 2 parts Sipsmith London Dry Gin
- ¾ part fresh lemon juice
- ¾ part lavender syrup
- Cherry (to garnish)
- In a cocktail shaker, mix all the ingredients with ice.
- Pour into a Nick and Nora glass
Recipe courtesy: Beam Suntory
5. Basil Smash
- 60 ml gin
- 15 ml Acacia honey
- 10 ml Fresh lime juice
- 7-8 fresh basil leaf
- In a shaker combine all the ingredients together and mix well.
- Pour it into a glass and garnish with some fresh basil sprigs
Recipe courtesy: Silly, Mumbai