Thursday, 2 July 2015

5 Gin Recipes that you need this summer!

Summer is here and there is nothing better than sipping a gin and tonic in the sunshine! Gin and tonic has to be my favourite alcoholic drink. It is refreshing and delicious!!!

I have put together some fantastic gin recipes for you to enjoy from the perfect gin and tonic to oyster and grapefruit gin granita!

#1 Earl Grey Martini

Photo Credit: BBC Food, Andy Pearson
Why not combine the two best drinks....tea and gin?! This cocktail would be great for a summer party and once you have all the ingredients measured out is super easy to make and fuss free. Just pop all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake, strain and add a lemon peel garnish to make them look pretty for your party. Perfect and super tasty too!

To find the recipe please click here: Earl Grey Martini

#2 Oysters with Grapefruit and Gin Granita

Photo Credit: Helen Cathcart

I LOVE granita and especially gin granita! I make it a lot at home and it makes for a perfect after supper treat! A bit like sorbet, it is very cleansing, cold and refreshing. I have also had it as a dessert or a 'slushie' style cocktail so I really love this recipe as it shows a totally different way to use gin granita. This recipe would be perfect for a special occasion or celebration. Most of preparation can be done the night before and then it is just about serving the oysters. It looks impressive and is inventive with the flavours but won't keep you slaving away in the kitchen away from the party! 

#3 Gin and Tonic (Of course!)

Couldn't have a gin list without having a classic Gin and Tonic featuring. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a gin and tonic connoisseur then this video will show you have to make the perfect gin and tonic even down to a fancy way to pour your tonic to make sure the fizz stays and how to make the drink perfectly citrusy.

#4 White currant and cucumber gin popsicles/ ice lollies

Photo Credit: MetaMint Blog

These ice lollies/ popsicles are the perfect way to cool down after a day out in the sunshine.  Experiment with different shape moulds for a different look. These were made using plastic champagne glasses but there are lots of different ice lolly moulds in the shops at the moment. Perfect for 'grown up' ice lollies! 

 #5 Gin Cake

Photo Credit: Netmums

All of the recipes above have been cold and refreshing so here is for something totally different, gin and tonic loaf cake. Delicious and easy to cook this would be perfect for afternoon tea sat out in the garden in the sunshine!  

Hope that you liked reading this post. This is not something I have done before on the blog so please let me know your thoughts in the comments section below and if you would like me to do this style of blog post again

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