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Happy Ginuary!

What is Ginuary? Ginuary is a celebration of gin during the month of January. Ginuary is a counterpoint to Dry January or Dryanuary. Rather than a campaigning for people to stop drinking during January, Ginuary - or Dry Ginuary - provides reasons to drink gin (in moderation.) And what better way to enjoy the Sunny South African January than with a classic G&T.

It's a classic concoction that has stood the test of time, a simple yet sophisticated pairing of gin and tonic water that has charmed drinkers for centuries.

The drink's popularity spread far and wide, and by the 19th century, it had become a quintessential cocktail in England. Fast forward to the present day, and the Gin and Tonic have experienced a remarkable resurgence, with a new generation of mixologists and gin enthusiasts adding their creative twists to this iconic staple.

Gin: The choice of gin is critical. While London Dry Gin is a classic option, there's a wide variety of gins available today, Experimentation is encouraged.

Try Hope Mediterranean or the unique flavous of the Indlovu Gin range.

Tonic: Go for a classic indian tonic for an instant classic or discover the many other tonic options available in South Africa.

Garnishes: Traditional garnishes include a slice of lemon or cucumber but modern G&Ts can feature a range of botanicals, herbs, and fruits to complement the gin's flavours.

The Method:

  1. Fill a glass with ice cubes to chill it.

  2. Pour 1 or 2 shots of your chosen gin over the ice.

  3. Fill the glass of your choice with tonic water. Adjust the ratio to your taste preference; some prefer a stronger gin flavour, while others prefer a more tonic-forward taste.

  4. Stir gently to mix the ingredients.

  5. Garnish with your choice of botanicals or citrus.

Sip and savour!

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