MIXOLOGY

Cocktail Recipes

Here is a selection of delicious cocktails designed to work with our gins.  Some are classic gin recipes; others are in a more contemporary style for your enjoyment. 

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Classic Cape Dry G&T

Classic Cape Dry G&T
A refreshing and timeless cocktail, made the classic way, with lots of ice and our favourite Indian tonic, garnished with lemon zest and a sprig of rosemary
Ingredients

50ml Deep South Cape Dry Gin
200ml Indian Tonic (low sugar if you prefer)
Twist of thinly peeled lemon zest
Sprig of fresh rosemary
Juniper Berries (optional)

To make

Pour gin over ice in a Copa or Ballon glass. 
Add Indian tonic to taste (don’t drown the gin!)   
Bruise rosemary and stir into drink, leaving it in the glass.
Garnish with twist of lemon zest and sprinkle 3-4 juniper berries

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Deep Southside

Deep Southside (Gin Mojito)

A little tired of the ol’ G&T and looking for something a little more wickedly tropical – a gin-based mojito, with mint, sugar syrup and crushed lime for gin-with-a-difference

Ingredients

50ml Cape Dry gin
½ fresh lime, diced
6-8 fresh mint leaves
25ml simple sugar syrup

To make

Muddle the lime pieces, sugar syrup and the mint leaves in a shaker.
Add gin and ice, and shake.
Strain into martini glass
Garnish with a slapped mint leaf and a wheel of fresh lime.

Variation: For a Dirty Southside, empty the contents of the shaker into a tall glass, mint and crushed lime included, top up with soda and ice.

[Simple Syrup:  Mix 250g of sugar, 250ml water and ½ tsp lemon juice in a saucepan. Simmer (not boil) for 5 minutes, cool and store in fridge for up to 2 weeks]

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Classic Dragonfly

Classic Dragonfly
The classic gin and ginger ale cocktail lifted with a hint of lime wedge and gingery herbal rosemary notes.
Ingredients

50ml Cape Dry Gin
200ml ginger ale
2 Lime wedges
Optional: Sprig of fresh rosemary

To make

Pour gin into a glass with 3-4 blocks of ice. 
Squeeze juice of one lime wedge into glass and top up with ginger ale.
Garnish with second wedge of lime and the rosemary.

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Gin Bluebird

Gin Bluebird
A beautiful, refreshing gin cocktail with spice and blueberries.  A sweet cocktail, perfectly  lightened with the grapefruit garnish. Catches the eye at every party!
Ingredients

50ml Cape Dry Gin
200ml Fitch & Leedes Blueberry and Cardamom tonic
Slice of sweet ruby grapefruit
1 T fresh blueberries

To make

Pour gin into glass over  3-4 blocks of ice.
Add blueberries, and pour in blueberry tonic
Garnish with a slice of ruby grapefruit

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Classic Gin Martini

Classic Gin Martini

The iconic gin cocktail, made with just a touch of dry vermouth, and perfect spiral of lemon zest. For best results this drink should be served very chilled, in chilled glasses.

Ingredients

50ml Deep Cape Dry Gin
15ml Dry Vermouth
Lemon zest spiral
2-3 savoury olives
Orange bitters (optional)

To make

Place martini glasses into the freezer for 10 minutes.  Prepare your garnishes up front.
Slowly pour gin and vermouth into a shaker filled with lots of very cold ice (not melting!).
Stir (or shake!) and pour into a very well chilled martini glass
Add freshly peeled spiral of lemon zest
Add olives (or a splash of orange bitters )

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Ruby Hibiscus G&T

Ruby Hibiscus G&T
Our signature pink G&T: Ruby Gin with hibiscus tonic beautifully complemented by sweet orange and herby thyme.
Ingredients

50ml Deep South Ruby Gin
200ml Barker & Quin Hibiscus tonic
Slice of sweet ripe orange
Sprig of fresh garden thyme

To make

Pour gin over ice
Add chilled hibiscus tonic
Garnish with slice of orange and float a generous sprig of thyme on top

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Ruby Valentine G&T

Ruby Valentine G&T
Unashamedly romantic, this is a floral pink gin cocktail with Deep South Ruby Gin.  Use your favourite flavoured tonic enhanced with fresh strawberries and rose petals.
Ingredients

50ml Deep South Ruby Gin
200ml rose, hibiscus or elderflower tonic
2-3 fresh sweet strawberries, halved
Dried or fresh rose petals (or other edible blossoms)

To make

Add cut strawberries to glass, and crush them very slightly.
Add 3-4 blocks of ice. pour in gin, and top up with your favourite flavoured tonic
Garnish with a pinch of dried rose petals or float a fresh petal or two from edible flowers

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Pomegranate Dragonfly

Pomegranate Dragonfly
 
A little spicy, a little sweet and a little pink and very refreshing: Deep South Ruby Gin with ginger ale, pomegranate and mint
Ingredients

50ml Deep South Ruby Gin
200ml ginger ale
1 T of pomegranate seed
Sprig of mint

To make

Add pomegranate to glass containing  3-4 blocks of ice
Pour in gin, and top up with ginger ale, giving it a quick stir to lift pomegranate.
Garnish with fresh mint

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Watermelon Gin Smash

Watermelon Gin Smash

A beautifully refreshing summer gin cocktail with fresh watermelon, lemon juice and mint

Ingredients

50ml Deep South Ruby Gin
75ml (half a cup) of pulped, seedless watermelon
25ml simple syrup
100ml club soda
2 lime slices and a sprig of mint

To make

Pour gin into glass with 3-4 ice cubes, and stir in crushed watermelon. 
Add soda to taste.  
Garnish with 2 lime slices and a sprig of mint

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Pineapple Basil Gin Smash

Pineapple Basil Gin Smash

A taste explosion of Gin, pineapple, basil and lime, topped up with fizzy soda.

Ingredients

50ml Deep Cape Dry Gin
75ml (half a cup) of fresh pineapple , crushed and juiced
Juice of ¼ lime
25ml simple syrup (optional)
100ml club soda
3 basil leaves, rolled and cut into strips
Lime wedge or slice of kiwi fruit to garnish

To make

Muddle basil and lime in a glass. 
Add pineapple juice, gin and 3-4 ice cubes.
Top up with club soda and stir.
Garnish with lime wedge, kiwi fruit and the sprig of basil  

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