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Five Gin Cocktail Hacks To Make For Mom

If you’re the type to hit the bar with your mom, then you’ll be delighted to hear that you can try out a few unusual but delicious gin cocktails with her on Mother’s Day.

Apparently, “concocting one of these unusual cocktails for the delight of your maternal parental unit is an appropriately cordial and respectful gesture of appreciation, yet one that will undoubtedly promote you as her favoured child.” Hendrick’s Gin, which is infused with rose and cucumber, brings us five recipes we’re pretty sure will sweep your mom off her feet!

  1. Chelsea Rose      

Fruity, floral

Skill level: Gloriously novice

Ingredients

50 ml Hendrick’s Gin

150 ml cloudy apple juice

5 fresh raspberries

Dash fresh lemon

Preparation

Combine all ingredients into a teapot, stir briskly and leave to brew for a few moments. Pour into an ice-filled teacup.

 

  1. Celery Sour

Bitter, fruity, creamy

Skill Level: Intermediate

Ingredients

50 ml Hendrick’s Gin

25 ml fresh lemon juice

12.5 ml pineapple juice

12.5 ml sugar syrup

Barspoon celery bitters

Dash pasteurised egg white

Preparation

Place all ingredients into shaker and ‘dry’ shake. Fill with cubed ice and shake vigorously again. Double strain into a martini glass/coupette.  

  1. Raspberry Rose Royale

Fruity, Fizzy

Skill level: Intermediate

Ingredients

25 ml Hendrick’s Gin

5 ml sugar syrup

One fresh raspberry

Top up with champagne

Preparation

Combine raspberry, sugar and gin in cocktail shaker and shake briskly. After just three strong shakes, finely strain into base of flute before layering champagne on top. Mix before drinking.

  1. Hendrick’s Summer Punch

Fruity, floral

Skill Level: Intermediate

Ingredients

500 ml Hendrick’s Gin

200 ml lemon juice

70 ml elderflower cordial

30 ml maraschino liqueur

20 ml lovage cordial

1000 ml cloudy apple juice

Preparation

Combine all ingredients together in large punch bowl, pot, teapot, or any other suitable vessel. Add plenty of summer fruits (strawberries, raspberries, cucumber, lemon wheels) and a handful of ice. Serve in teacups over cubed ice.

  1. Mr Macawber’s Gin Punch

Herbal

Skill level: Intermediate

Ingredients

400 ml Hendrick’s Gin

400 ml Madeira wine

2 tsp. brown sugar

6 large lemon and orange twists

Small slice orange

1 fresh pineapple

4 tsp.honey

Juice of two lemons

3 cloves

Pinch nutmeg

1 tsp. cinnamon powder

Preparation

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan and place on heat. Let the concoction simmer for 20 to 30 minutes. Taste, adding lemon or honey depending on whether you like sweet or sour. When it’s ready, pour into a teapot and serve in teacups. Alternatively, serve in a traditional punch bowl. Can be reheated so you can make it ahead.

Source and images: Hendrick’s Gin

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