8 more cocktail recipes because it’s World Gin Day

These cocktails are everything you’ve imagined and more, super easy to whip up for a perfect World Gin Day.

It’s World Gin Day 2022, and with a possible spike in COVID-19 cases, we could all use a drink. And a break. And a couple of amazing cocktail recipes.

So here’s 8 of those signature concoctions from some of the best mixologists across India. Enjoy!

Basil Smash by Latesh Kotian, Head Mixologist at Silly 

The classic combination of basil and gin for a refreshing cocktail.
The classic combination of basil and gin for a refreshing cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 60 ml Bombay Sapphire
  • 15 ml acacia honey
  • 10 ml fresh lime juice
  • 7-8 pieces fresh basil leaf

Method

  • In a shaker combine all the ingredients together and mix well.
  • Pour it into a glass and garnish with some fresh basil sprigs.

Pandan Negroni by Pritesh Kathuria, Co-founder and FnB Curator at Tavern

The best kind of gin cocktail is arguably a clean and classic negroni.
The best kind of gin cocktail is arguably a clean and classic Negroni.

Ingredients

  • Pandan infused gin
  • Martini Fiero

Method

  • In a shaker combine all the ingredients together and mix well.
  • Pour it into a glass on top of the ice and serve.

Cucumber & Basil G&T by Ishaan Bahl, Founder of Cafe 145 

Some basil and cucumber and gin, and here's a cocktail refreshing enough for the day.
Some basil and cucumber and gin, and here’s a cocktail refreshing enough for the day.

Ingredients

  • 60 ml cucumber juice
  • 15 ml cucumber syrup
  • 60 ml Gordon’s gin
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves
  • 90 ml tonic water

Method

  • In a shaker combine all the ingredients together and mix well until combined.
  • Pour it into a glass on top of the ice garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve.

A Secret Affair By Avril Gonsalves, Head Mixologist At Butterfly High

Gin cocktails of your dreams.
Gin cocktails of your dreams.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Gordons gin
  • 1/2 oz juniper syrup
  • 11/2 oz fresh tangerine juice
  • 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 egg white, room temperature (preferably organic)
  • 2 oz sparkling water

Method

  • In a shaker combine all the ingredients together and mix well until combined.
  • Pour it into a glass on top of the ice garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve.

Citrus Wasabi Gin & Tonic By Peter D’costa, Bar Manager At Wakai

The wasabi used at wakai is the best stuff, so make sure to substitute with higher quantities at home as per your liking.
The wasabi used at Wakai is the best stuff, so make sure to substitute with higher quantities at home as per your liking.

Ingredients

  • 60 ml gin
  • 2 lemon wedges
  • 2.5 ml wasabi paste
  • 30 ml orange juice
  • Tonic water

Method

  • In a shaker combine all the ingredients together and mix well until combined.
  • Pour it into a glass on top of the ice garnish with fresh lime wedges with orange and serve.

White Blossom By Shitij Harnwal, Restaurant Manager At Yazu Goa

Can't deny a gin cocktail its rightful place in my hand.
Can’t deny a gin cocktail its rightful place in my hand.

Ingredients

  • 60 ml gin
  • 30 ml elderflower syrup
  • 30 ml fresh lime juice
  • 90 or 120 ml soda or tonic water, to top up

Method

  • Shaken and strained.
  • Garnish with burnt rosemary along with some edible flowers

Cucumber Basil Smash By Mihir Desai, Founder Of Barbank

And yet another basil based gin cocktail.
And yet another basil based gin cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 60 ml gin
  • 4-5 slices of cucumber
  • 6-7 muddled basil leaves
  • 15 ml sweet & sour syrup

Method

  • In a shaker, combine all the ingredients together and mix well until combined.
  • Pour it into a glass and top up with soda & Sprite.

Elephant In Paris By Sasmit Manjrekar, Mixologist At Elephant & Co 

Simple, elegant, smooth.
Simple, elegant, smooth.

Ingredients

  • 22 ml homemade Champagne syrup
  • 60 ml Bombay sapphire
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Method

  • The stirred cocktail can be made and served in an Old fashioned glass.
  • Garnish with a dehydrated orange wheel

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