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Summer Drinks

Our top summer gin drinks

Ahhh summertime. Arguably the best time of year. The vibes are high, the temperature is (ideally) higher and the gin drinks are ice-cold. 

So with that said, here’s a short and sweet roundup of some of our favourite cocktails for the hot season. We’ve got fizzes, we’ve got spritzes and for those of you still getting through the last of your Australian Christmas Gin, we’ve thrown in a crowd-pleaser to help you polish it off.

Happy mixing!

YUZU GIN FIZZ

INGREDIENTS
  • 45mL Fresh Yuzu Gin
  • 30mL fresh lemon juice
  • 20mL sugar syrup [1:1]
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 egg white [optional]
  • Soda water
METHOD
  • Shake gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, bitters and egg white over ice
  • Fine strain into a chilled rocks glass and top with soda water

BLOODY AND BOOZE-FREE SPRITZES

INGREDIENTS
  • 30mL Bloody Shiraz Gin (or 60mL Bloody Bandwagon for a booze-free version)
  • 30mL ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 30mL soda water
  • 90mL sparkling wine (or sub in a non-alc sparkling or rosé)
  • Grapefruit
METHOD
  • Add the ingredients to a wine glass over ice
  • Top with sparkling wine
  • Garnish with a slice of grapefruit

THE PAV

INGREDIENTS
  • 60mL Australian Christmas Gin
  • 60mL homemade strawberry and kiwi cordial (recipe over here)
  • 30mL thickened cream
  • 20mL fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 bar spoons passionfruit pulp
  • Egg white
  • Ice
  • Soda water
METHOD
  • Add gin, cordial, cream, lemon juice and egg white to a shaker and shake for 10 seconds with ice
  • Strain from a large tin to a small tin and discard the ice
  • Shake without ice for another 10 seconds
  • Add one spoon of passionfruit pulp and a splash of soda water to a Highball glass
  • Pour the cocktail into the glass and add another splash of soda water
  • Garnish with half a spoon of passionfruit pulp

SUMMER HEATWAVE

INGREDIENTS
METHOD
  • Add gin and orange juice to a wine glass over lots of ice
  • Top up with your favourite sparkling wine
  • Garnish with a basil leaf

SOUTHSIDE

INGREDIENTS
  • 60mL Rare Dry Gin
  • 30mL lime juice
  • 15mL sugar syrup
  • 8 mint leaves
METHOD
  • Shake all ingredients together with ice
  • Strain into a chilled coupette glass
  • Garnish with a mint leaf

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Gin Cocktails
Journal
Posted
06.01.2023
Tagged in:
#Australian Christmas Gin
#Cocktail recipes
#Summer cocktails
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