Gin Sips and Cool Tips for Spring

Gin Sips and Cool Tips for Spring

We’re emerging from winter hibernation and s-l-o-w-l-y peeling off the layers. It’s time to get out the diary and organise brunch and breezy cocktails - before life gets completely crazy as we hurtle towards the end of the year. 
We’ve included a couple of our favourite ways with gin to welcome warmer days.

We hope you love them as much as we do. 

Red Snapper Cocktail 

This one looks like a Bloody Mary; tastes a little like a Bloody Mary but has the aromatic botanicals of gin. It’s a perfect way to start a Spring brunch with friends. 

You’ll need

  • 45-60 mls of your favourite gin
  • 15 mls of fresh lemon juice
  • 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 7 drops of hot sauce like Tobasco
  • 2 grinds of pepper
  • 2 pinches of celery salt

To make

Add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice, mix well (don’t shake) and strain into a highball or Collins glass. If you’re making for a group of friends, mix in a large jug with ice, then pour into the glasses. 
Add fresh ice to each glass and garnish with a fresh celery stalk and another grind of pepper and pinch of salt. 

Cool tip: We love using a DrinksPlinks ice slab, frozen with cherry tomatoes in this drink. Definitely hostess with the mostess vibes!

Cucumber Cooler

You know the saying cool as a cucumber? We reckon it was invented for this drink.
It’s cool, light and refreshing and is super easy to make. Sip this one on a Spring afternoon in the sunshine.

You’ll need

45 ml gin
4 slices of cucumber
3 slices of fresh lime
6 mint leaves

To make

In a cocktail shaker, combine the lime slices, mint leaves and gin and muddle until slightly crushed and aromatic.
Add ice and cucumber and shake vigorously. 
Pour into a chilled glass, add fresh ice and top with tonic.
Garnish with a wedge of lime or extra cucumber

Cool Tip: We love adding a DrinksPlinks slab frozen with cucumber. But any of our ice shapes frozen with cucumber or lime would look fabulous.

How to make a Cucumber Slab

We recommend Unconventional Slabs for drinks served in tall glasses. 
Each slab makes a massive piece of ice, but you don’t have it fill the mould to the top.

Fill to the top for jugs or drinks or bowls of punch.
Fill ⅔ for tall glasses.
Fill ⅓ for drink bottles.

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