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Lazy Sunday: World Gin Day

 

World Gin Day is upon us, giving us a legitimate excuse (not that we need one) to mix up a cocktail or two this weekend. To celebrate World Gin Day our friends at Four Pillars have shared some of their favourite gin recipes. If you’re partial to the odd G&T, we’re sure you’ll love their take on these classic recipes!

Whether you like it shaken or stirred, let’s raise a glass to World Gin Day this weekend.

 

Four Pillars Negroni

The Negroni is a tribute to the original definition of a cocktail: spirit, sweet, sour and bitter, the ultimate balance of flavours to stimulate your senses.

Negroni Cocktail

 

Ingredients
45ml Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
45ml Campari
45ml Red Cocchi Vermouth De Torino
Orange Segment

Method
* Layer ingredients over ice in a short glass
* Squeeze in a twist of orange
* Mix with a tall spoon

 

Tom Collins

The most famous of the cocktail Collinses, this long drink dates back to the 19th century and is probably named after the Old Tom gin originally used to make it.

Gin & Tonic Soda Water

 

Ingredients
60ml Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
30ml lemon juice
15ml sugar syrup
Soda water

Method
* Combine the first three ingredients in a highball glass over ice
* Stir well then top with soda water
* Garnish with a slice of lemon

 

The G&T

The simplest of all gin-based drinks, the G&T nevertheless has a colourful past. Born out of a necessity to make anti-malarial quinine palatable, it quickly became evident that tonic water was the perfect companion for gin.

Orange Gin & Tonic Cocktail

 

Ingredients
45ml Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
60ml tonic water
Ruby Red Grapefruit (or orange, or tangelo...)

Method
* Add ice and gin to any glass you like
* Top with tonic water
* Garnish with citrus

 

The Martini

Wet or dry? Shaken or stirred? Has any drink ever been so simple and yet inspired such loyal debate as the Martini?

Gin Martini with Orange Slice

 

Ingredients
60ml Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin
15ml dry vermouth
Orange peel

Method
* Combine ingredients in a tall vessel with ice, then stir gently
* Strain into a chilled Martini glass
* Garnish with a twist of orange

 

Four Pillars Gin is available from Liberty Wines.

 

 

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