GIN GIN MULE
Serves 4 people Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins Equipment Small saucepan; large jug; tumbler or highball glasses
¼ cup caster sugar ¼ cup water cup lime juice ½ cup mint leaves, firmly packed, plus extra for garnish 300ml gin 250ml ginger beer Lime wedges, to serve
1 Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan on low heat until sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool.
2 Combine sugar syrup, lime juice and mint leaves in a large jug. Muddle well.
3 Pour in ginger beer and gin. Top with ice. Stir to combine. Serve with mint leaves or sliced lime.
EARL GREY G&T
Serves 4 people
Prep 5 mins, plus 1 hour infusing Equipment Small jug; tumbler glasses
2 earl grey teabags ½ cup gin 750ml tonic water, chilled Ice cubes, sliced lemon, to serve
1 Place gin in a small jug and steep teabags in gin. Set aside 1 hour to infuse. Remove teabags and squeeze out any excess gin. Discard teabags.
2 Divide gin between glasses. Top with ice cubes and tonic. Serve with sliced lemon.
COCONUT G&T PICTURED ON PAGE 143
Serves 4 people Prep time 5 mins Equipment Large jug; tumbler glasses
250ml gin 250ml coconut water 500ml tonic Juice of 2 limes Ice cubes and edible flowers, to serve
1 Combine gin, coconut water, tonic and lime juice in a large jug.
2 Fill glasses with ice and top with gin mixture. Top with edible flowers.
GIN AND TONIC SORBET
Makes 5 cups Prep 10 mins Cook 8 mins, plus freezing Equipment Small saucepan; strainer; ice-cream machine; 6-cup freezer container; tumbler glasses
¾ cup caster sugar 400ml water Juice and zest of 2 limes 2 cups tonic water ½ cup gin Lime zest, to serve
1 Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan. Stir on medium heat until sugar dissolves. Add lime zest and juice. Bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
2 Strain syrup into bowl of an ice-cream machine. Add tonic water and gin. Churn according to manufacturers instructions until firm (about 20 minutes).
3 Transfer to a chilled 6-cup freezer container. Freeze until completely firm. Serve in glasses with lime zest sprinkled on top.
Gin class FROM LEFT Frasera glass, $2.99, Ikea. Straw, from $2 store. Neil Lusso “Manhattan” whiskey tumbler, $89.95 for set of 4, Opus Design. Rainbow serving tray, $76, Hay. Miss Étoile gold seashell tea strainer, $12.95, Mr & Mrs Jones. Miss Desiree old-fashioned tumbler, $49.95, Villeroy & Boch. Small brass oval spoon, $29.95, The Bay Tree. Deco Flower Tile vinyl rug in Light Blue (55.8cm x 91.4cm), $185, Bonnie and Neil. Alcohol Hendrick’s Gin, $75 for 700ml.
GIN GIN MULE EARL GREY G&T GIN & TONIC SORBET