It’s always Gin o’clock somewhere in the world. So, girl, you’re going to love what we’ve got here! A favourite with the ladies, gin as an alcoholic spirit is low in calories, smooth, and makes a great base for fresh and fruity cocktails. Also, it’s the perfect match for the monsoon season because, like whiskey and rum, gin will warm you right up. Since the cold months are not yet over, we’re down to be fancy nancies with some restaurant-level drinks at home.
So, we caught up with leading mixologists from the top restaurants in Mumbai and got them to spill the tea (or in this case, the gin), and share cocktail recipes that you can shake and stir up in no time.
Keep your gin up, girls—we’re on the booze cruise.
1. Shades of Emerald as served at Millo, Mumbai
- White rum – 60ml
- Elderflower – 15ml
- In house green apple syrup – 22.5ml
- Lime juice – 15ml
- A pinch of edible glitter
- Soda to top
Garnish: Smoke rosemary broom
Courtesy Mixologist: Kaustubh Sawardekar & Sneha Bangera at Millo, Mumbai
Read: 4 Gin Cocktail Recipes From Top Restaurant Mixologists In Mumbai
2. Deconstructed Picante as served at One8 Commune, Mumbai
- Tequila – 60ml
- Falanem Syrup – 10ml
- Lemon Juice – 5ml
- Agave Syrup – 10ml
- Cocktail onion
- Betel leaf
Glassware: Cocktail Coupe
Courtesy Mixologist: Neeraj (Head Mixologist)
3. Mandarin Collins as served at House of Mandarin, Mumbai
- Greater Than Gin – 60ml
- Freshly squeezed orange juice – 60ml
- Dash of sugar syrup
- Soda to top
Garnish: Slice of orange
- Add lots of ice, pour the gin, and then squeeze fresh orange juice.
- Stir to give the gin and the orange juice a thorough mix.
- Add soda to top up and garnish with an orange slice.
Glassware: Hi Ball Glass
Courtesy: Gautam Rathod, General Manager Operations
Read: 5 Rum Cocktail Recipes, As Served At Top Restaurants In Mumbai & Goa
4. Lavender G&T as served at Demy, Mumbai
- Blue tea infused gin – 60ml
- Lime juice – 10ml
- Elderflower syrup – 10ml
- Top up with elderflower tonic
Courtesy Mixologist: Bisho Sunar
5. Gin Gossip as served at Donna Deli, Mumbai
- Gin – 60 ml
- Orange – 2 piece
- Kaffir leaves – 3 to 4
- Lime juice – 20ml
- Vanilla syrup – 15 ml
- Orange juice – 50 ml
- Soda – Top up
- Muddle fresh malta orange with kaffir lime leaves and then pour fresh pressed orange juice, lime juice.
- Shaken with gin and top them up with soda.
Courtesy Mixologist: Vasant Shetty
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