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!
60ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
Fresh lime juice (1/8th of the lime)
1 Red Thai Chilli
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!
2. Cucumber and Rose Gin and Tonic Punch
Tell us a combo desi-er than cucumber and rose. I’ll wait!
360ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin (12 servings)
Washed scented rose petals
1 thinly sliced cucumber
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.
3. Ginger And Orange Gin and Tonic
Tang-hurry! Because who would have thought ginger and orange will go together?
80ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
1 small orange
1 fresh ginger
½ cup of ice
320ml tonic water
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.
4. Mango and Black Pepper Gin and Tonic
Mango + Black pepper + Gin = stuff that dreams are made of!
120ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
360ml tonic water
2 thick slices of mango
Ground black pepper
2 mint sprigs
1 cup ice
Add ice to the glasses and pour Tanqueray and tonic water.
Garnish the drinks with mango slices, ground black pepper and mint sprigs.
5. Turmeric Gin and Tonic
Move over turmeric lattes, this is the next trend millennials will love!
60ml Tumeric infused Tanqueray
180ml chilled tonic water
Rosemary, for garnish
Fill the glass with ice, add infused Tanqueray and tonic water. Mix.
Garnish with rosemary and enjoy!
Let your brunch be-gin with these delicious desi gin and tonic cocktails!