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World Gin Day: Famous mixologists share favourite gin brands for their bestselling cocktails, plus recipes

Unite all gin lovers! It’s World Gin Day and we have something special for you.

As the summer heat touches its peak, there’s no better time to indulge in delicious and refreshing gin cocktails. But on the occasion of World Gin Day, it’s the perfect opportunity to do things differently. We have the most popular mixologists from your favourite bars and restaurants who share their favourite brand of gin and the recipe for their bestselling cocktails. So, not only do you have more options to stock up your home bar, but you can now make your favourite gin cocktail at home too.

Stir up the bestselling gin cocktails at home on this World Gin Day

Scholar Blue at Blue Bar, Taj Palace, New Delhi

Image: Courtesy Blue Bar

“At The Blue Bar at Taj Palace, New Delhi, we’re currently using Hendricks, Tanqueray Ten, Bombay Sapphire and Stranger & Sons and have been doing plenty of off-menu Cocktails with Sipsmith.”

-Joel Scholtens Lindsay, Liquid Chef and Mixologist

Ingredients:

60mls Strawberry infused Bombay Sapphire Gin
3 chunks of Pineapple
15mls Pineapple Juice
10mls Elderflower Syrup

Glass:

Luigi Bormioli Retro Fizz Coupe

Mixology

1. Muddle 3 chunks of Pineapple, add 15mls Pineapple Juice, 10mls Elderflower Syrup, 60mls Strawberry infused Bombay Sapphire Gin and Ice.

2. Shake and double Strain into Coupe Glass

Garnish:

Dehydrated Pineapple, Slice of strawberry on the base of the glass

Billy Smash at Silly, Mumbai

 

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Head Mixologist – Latesh Kotian

Latesh Kotian’s preferred brand of gin is Bombay Sapphire, one of the top gin brands in India. Here’s how you make it at home.

Ingredients:

Bombay Sapphire: 60ml
Acacia honey: 15ml
Fresh lime juice: 10ml
Fresh basil leaf: 7- 8pcs

Method:

In a shaker combine all the ingredients together and mix well. Pour it into a glass and garnish with some fresh basil sprigs. And voila, you have Silly’s bestselling gin cocktail at home.

Autumn at Tipple Bar, Vivanta, New Delhi

Image: Courtesy Blue Bar

“We use Bombay sapphire in our most popular gin cocktails as while preparing Bombay sapphire; the alcohol vapours are passed through a mesh/basket containing the ten botanicals to gain flavour and aroma. This is felt to give the gin a lighter, more floral taste, eventually resulting in a cocktail with desired aroma and taste.”

-Tanuj Kapur – Assistant Manager – Tipple Bar at Vivanta New Delhi Dwarka.

Ingredients:

Gin 60 ml
Orange bitter Two dash
Maple Syrup 15 ml|Wild Berry 02-03 pcs

Method:

1. Muddled, Shaken & served in a margarita glass.

2. Garnish with orange bitter and wild berries.

 Cucumber and Basil G&T at 145, Mumbai

World Gin Day
Image: Courtesy 145 Cafe and Bar

Co-Founder – Ishaan Bahl

Nothing beats a good ol’ G&T. Add cucumber and basil to it, and you have a refreshing summer cocktail ready. To make it 145 style, we got you covered. The favourite brand here? Gordon’s London Dry Gin. Here’s how you make it.

Ingredients:

60ml cucumber juice
15 ml cucumber syrup
60ml Gordon’s London Dry Gin
Fresh basil leaves 3 to 4 leaves
Tonic water 90ml

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 at Butterfly High, Mumbai

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Image: Courtesy Instagram

Head Mixologist – Avril Gonsalves

Another Gordon’s London Dry Gin fan, Butterfly High‘s Avril Gonsalves leaves no stones unturned when it comes to crafting this bestselling gin cocktail. This World Gin Day, raise your glasses to this refreshing gin cocktail.

Ingredients:

2 oz Gordon’s London Dry 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 G&T at Wakai, Mumbai

World Gin Day
Image: Courtesy Wakai

Bar Manager- Peter D’costa

Wasabi and orange piqued your interest? Ours did for sure! This unique gin cocktail served at Wakai is citrusy, pungent and all things amazing! Peter’s favourite brand? Gordon’s again.

Ingredients:

Gin 60ml
lemon wedges 2 ( to squeeze)
Wasabi paste 2.5ml
Orange juice 30ml
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 at Yazu, Goa

World Gin Day
Image: Courtesy Yazu

Restaurant Manager- Shitij Harnwal

Greater Than, the go-to for most gin lovers is what goes into this cocktail. This World Gin Day, enjoy this simple, but delicious cocktail From Yazu. One thing we know is gin and elderflower will never go out of style!

Ingredients:

60 ml gin
30 ml elderflower syrup
30 ml fresh lime juice
Top with Soda or Tonic Water (90 /120 ml)

Method:

Shake all ingredients together and serve in a glass. Garnish with burnt rosemary along with some edible flowers and White Blossom is ready!

Elephant in Paris at Elephant & Co, Pune

Image: Courtesy Elephant & Co

Mixologist- Sasmit Manjrekar

This unique gin cocktail gets made with Bombay sapphire, courtesy Sasmit Manjrekar at Elephant & Co. How to make it at home? We got you covered.

Ingredients:
Homemade Champagne syrup: 22 ml
Gin: 60 ml
Angostura bitters: 2 dash

Method:
Pour all your ingredients in an Old fashioned glass and stir them all together. Garish with a dehydrated orange wheel and your gin cocktail is ready.

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Sreetama Basu
A self-proclaimed plant mom, Sreetama finds joy wherever she sees greenery. The list of other things that bring her joy is pretty long, but writing about them is her way of celebrating them. In love with little, inconsequential things, like neatly tucked-in bedsheets and big, significant things, like whole cheesecakes. She dreams of being a baker and writing about food someday.
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