5 beautiful cocktails by Roku for a gintastic summer weekend

There’s infinite reasons to drink a good gin cocktail, but never a better one than summer and some Roku on hand.

The botanical flavour possibilities of gin is just one of many reasons the spirit continues to gain popularity. As more gin distilleries come to India, globalised travellers continue to seek out and influence the uninitiated into gin tastings and exploring it like never before. 

So when it comes to Japanese craft gin, you only want the best. And there’s nothing better than a bottle of Roku Gin, which carries six very special botanicals sourced from Japan. 

Taking the drinker through the four seasons, these cocktails use only the best of ingredients harvested from the best growing areas in Japan. Every aspect of Roku Gin is crafted by Japanese artisans with a centuries-old tradition of meticulous attention to detail.

This attention to detail carries through the crafting of the cocktail as well as in the serving. It takes a lot of care to perfectly execute the Japanese Gin & Tonic. The cocktail is served with ginger to complement the distinctive Yuzu/Sakura top notes. 

Be it a chill hang with friends this weekend, or entertaining guests for a meal, or even a night in, there’s no better time to bring in an air of culture. These gin cocktail recipes are sure to leave a lasting impression on most.

Suggested read: International G&T Day: What’s the secret to a good Gin and Tonic?

Roku Spring Highball

Ain't no thing like a roku spring highball for a refreshing sip of japanese craft gin this weekend.
Ain’t no thing like a Roku Spring Highball for a refreshing sip of Japanese craft gin this weekend.

Ingredients

  • 35 ml Roku 
  • 25 ml Briottet Rhubarb Liqueur
  • 90 ml Hibiscus Tonic

Method 

  • Build in a glass, and garnish with a little flower.

Roku Plum Martini

The beauty of a roku plum martini lies in the attention to detail right from the best gin to amazing presentation.
The beauty of a Roku Plum Martini lies in the attention to detail right from the best gin to amazing presentation.

Ingredients

  • 45 ml Roku 
  • 10 ml ume liqueur 
  • 20 ml soda 
  • 1 small plum fruit

Method 

  • Muddle and build in a glass. 

The Perfect Roku G&T

Making the perfect roku g&t or a japanese g&t for that matter requires perfect execution from start to finish.
Making the perfect Roku G&T or a Japanese G&T for that matter requires perfect execution from start to finish.

Ingredients 

  • Ginger
  • Roku
  • Tonic

Method

  • Slice ginger into long, equal slices.
  • Fill a glass to the rim with ice.
  • Pour the Roku into the glass.
  • Add in 6 ginger slices and pour in the tonic.
  • Stir to balance the elements.

Negroni

No matter what the negroni recipe calls for, good gin and perfect balance of flavours will always yield perfection. Image: unsplash
No matter what the Negroni recipe calls for, good gin and perfect balance of flavours will always yield perfection. Image: Unsplash

Ingredients

  • Roku Gin
  • Campari Liqueur
  • Sweet red Vermouth
  • Orange peel

Method 

  • Build the drink in a short rocks glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Gimlet

Rock out the best gimlet your friends and family have ever tasted thanks to some good old roku gin. Image: shutterstock.
Rock out the best Gimlet your friends and family have ever tasted thanks to some good old Roku gin. Image: Shutterstock.

Ingredients

  • Roku Gin
  • Lime juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Lime slice

Method 

  • Build the drink in a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime slice.

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