Cocktail Fever —Spring Gin and Tonic

2019-10-09 06:00
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INGREDIENTS

• 50ml Hope London Dry or African Botanical Gin

• 50ml grapefruit juice (ideally freshly squeezed)

• 50ml tonic

• 25ml lime juice

• 25ml thyme infused sugar syrup

• Optional: Dash of angostura bitters or use Fitch & Leedes grapefruit tonic in place of the grapefruit juice and tonic combo

Garnish

• Sprig of thyme or a wedge of lime

PREPARATION

• Pour the grapefruit juice, gin, lime juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and stir until thoroughly chilled. Strain into a glass filled with ice and top with tonic.

• To make a sugar syrup — plain or infused:

• 100ml sugar

• 100ml water

[for infused syrup use 8 sprigs of fresh thyme / rosemary / other to infuse]

Put the sugar and water into a small pot on the stove and stir over a medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat, add the fresh sprigs and steep for 15 minutes. Strain into a clean, airtight container. — Supplied.

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