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Cocktail of the week: Try these easy gin drinks which take only minutes to make

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This week Julia Bryce is sharing not one but three quick and easy gin drinks you can fix up at home in no time at all.

When purchasing a bottle of gin, sometimes it can be a little difficult in getting inventive with your drinks.

Yes there’s a classic gin and tonic, which is extremely refreshing of course, but for those looking for that little bit more substance to their glass, there’s also a range of mixers and garnishes you can experiment with.

Having launched in 1999, Hendricks Gin has proven extremely popular over the past two decades, benefiting from the craft gin movement the country experienced a few years back.

Produced by William Grant & Sons at the Girvan Distillery, the gin is very adaptable and works well in cocktails, especially those using lighter, floral flavours.

Creating three serves for the well-known spirit, Hendricks Gin has shared some of their favourite summer drinks to try out for our Cocktail of the Week.

Put your gin tasting skills to the test this weekend with one of these delicious serves.


Cucumber Spritz

Ingredients

  • 50ml Hendrick’s Gin
  • 100ml sparkling wine
  • 150ml soda
  • Cucumber and mint sprig garnish

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients in a spritz glass filled with cubed or crushed ice.
  2. Lightly stir and serve.
  3. Garnish with three thinly sliced rounds of cucumber and a mint sprig.

Hendrick’s Cucumber Lemonade

Ingredients

  • 50ml Hendrick’s Gin
  • 20ml lemon juice
  • 20ml sugar syrup
  • Top with soda water
  • 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber
  • Lemon wheel

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients in a highball filled with cubed ice.
  2. Lightly stir and serve.
  3. Garnish with three thinly sliced rounds of cucumber and a lemon wheel.

Gin & Tonic

Ingredients

  • 50ml Hendrick’s Gin
  • 150ml tonic water
  • 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients in a highball glass filled with cubed ice.
  2. Lightly stir and serve.
  3. Garnish with three thinly sliced rounds of cucumber.

More in this series…


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