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Spring into Gin: 3 Must-Try South African Gin Recipes!

Updated: Sep 5, 2023

As we welcome September, our craving for a drink that screams blooming flowers and sunny vibes comes alive. Whether you're a pro at mixing drinks or just love a good casual sip, our guide is all set to jazz up your taste buds and take your cocktail skills up a notch.


We've got your back with the best South African Gins to try out this Heritage month. Let's whip up some rejuvenating sips together. Here are 3 killer recipes that will seriously wake up those taste buds of yours. Get ready to shake, stir, and sip your way into spring!


Indlovu Classic G&T

It doesn't get more South African than this. The botanicals used to craft Indlovu Original Gin are foraged by the magnificent African Elephant. The result is an earthy fragrant Gin that mirrors the beauty of our nation

Ingredients

50ml Indlovu Original Indian tonic Lemon peel garnish


Method

Fill your glass with ice. Add the Indlovu Original Gin and the indian tonic. Garnish with a lemon peel




ClemenGold Negroni Punch (makes 1.5L)

Ingredients

150ml ClemenGold Gin™️

100ml Campari

100ml Vermouth

1L Lemonade

2 ClemenGold®️ sliced, charred**

6 Rosemary ice cubes*


Method

Mix ClemenGold Gin™️, Campari, and Vermouth in a big jar with rosemary ice. Fill the jug with lemonade and stir. Garnish with the charred ClemenGold slices


*To make the rosemary ice cubes, simply place sprigs of rosemary into an ice tray. Fill with water and freeze. **To char the ClemenGold®️ slices, sprinkle with icing sugar and blister with a blow torch.



Spring G&T

Ingredients

50ml Hope African Botanical Gin

50ml Grapefruit tonic

50ml lime juice

25ml thyme infused sugar syrup


Method

Pour the 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.


Serve On the rocks, garnished with a thyme sprig or a wedge of lime



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