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To gin or not to gin!

You know how they say, once you go desi, you never like it angrezi! So, we took our most favourite videsi gin and tonic cocktail and gave it a desi twist! 

Be it a mix of cucumber, a dash of chilly or even a pinch of turmeric, it will be more than enough to bring out the desi-ness in you! And, you know what’s the best part? From brunches to lunches, these cocktails will suit any season or reason!  

Don’t believe me? Keep your ‘gin’ up and try these desi gin and tonic recipes especially when it’s International Gin and Tonic Day!

1. Chilly Gin and Tonic
Want to wake up your taste buds? You know what to order! 

Ingredients
60ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
Fresh lime juice (1/8th of the lime)
1 Red Thai Chilli
Tonic water 
Ice 

Method
Slit the chilli sidewise and add it to the cocktail glass. Then muddle it.
Add lime juice, ice, Tanqueray, and tonic water. Stir and sip!

Desi Gin And Tonic Recipes That Will Make Your Party Gin-credible!

2. Cucumber and Rose Gin and Tonic  Punch
Tell us a combo desi-er than cucumber and rose. I’ll wait! 

Ingredients 
360ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin (12 servings)
1-litre water
Washed scented rose petals 
1 thinly sliced cucumber
Tonic water 

Method
Pour water into a shallow tray. Add rose petals and freeze. 
With a meat mallet, break it into pieces and freeze as required.
Take a glass, add rose ice, (30ml for 1 serving) Tanqueray, curled ribbon of cucumber and tonic water. And, sip. 

Desi Gin And Tonic Recipes That Will Make Your Party Gin-credible!

3. Ginger And Orange Gin and Tonic 
Tang-hurry! Because who would have thought ginger and orange will go together? 

Ingredients 
80ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
1 small orange 
1 fresh ginger
3-star anise 
½ cup of ice
320ml tonic water 

Method
Peel wide strips of orange zest using a peeler.
Cut the orange into quarters and add them to a shaker.
Cut the ginger into 4 thick slices and add 2 of them to a shaker.
Add 1-star anise, ice and then Tanqueray. And, shake. 
Pour it into a glass, add tonic water and garnish it with the remaining ginger slices, orange zest and star anise. 

Desi Gin And Tonic Recipes That Will Make Your Party Gin-credible!

4. Mango and Black Pepper Gin and Tonic 
Serves 2

Mango + Black pepper + Gin = stuff that dreams are made of! 

Ingredients 
120ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
360ml  tonic water 
2 thick slices of mango
Ground black pepper
2 mint sprigs
1 cup ice 

Method 
Add ice to the glasses and pour Tanqueray and tonic water. 
Garnish the drinks with mango slices, ground black pepper and mint sprigs. 
And, serve! 

Desi Gin And Tonic Recipes That Will Make Your Party Gin-credible!

5. Turmeric Gin and Tonic
Move over turmeric lattes, this is the next trend millennials will love!

Ingredients 
60ml Tumeric infused Tanqueray 
180ml chilled tonic water
Rosemary, for garnish 
Ice 

Method
Fill the glass with ice, add infused Tanqueray and tonic water. Mix.
Garnish with rosemary and enjoy! 

Desi Gin And Tonic Recipes That Will Make Your Party Gin-credible!

Let your brunch be-gin with these delicious desi gin and tonic cocktails! 

*Drink Responsibly