Cocktail Hour II

Cocktail Hour

 

 

Jenny's top 3 gin cocktails to make with Aranami Strength Gin

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Stir up some delicious drinks in the comfort of your own home.

 

 

Whilst I love a well-garnished G&T as much as the next person of taste, sometimes I crave the subtle and balanced hit of an expertly-made cocktail. The powerful, yet smooth taste of Aranami Strength gin works exceptionally well as the base of a classic, and the exotic botanicals within lend themselves to some delightful and unusual combinations. Below, are just some of my favourites, all of them delicious and sophisticated ways to unwind after a long day. 

Aranami Dragon Smash

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A powerful take on the Gin Basil Smash cocktail.

For those powerful enough to grant wishes and burn cities, the herbaceous basil rounds the power of the Aranami gin to create a beautifully refreshing drink.

 

• 50ml Aranami Navy Strength Gin (60ml if you want to breathe fire) 

12 Fresh Basil Leaves (or Thai/Holy Basil for a more pronounced flavour)

• 22.5ml Fresh Lemon Juice

• 10ml Simple Syrup

• Fresh Basil Leaves to garnish

 

Gently muddle 12 of the basil leaves in the base of a shaker, add the Aranami gin and leave to steep for 10 minutes. Add the lemon juice and the sugar syrup, then shake with ice. Strain into an ice-filled glass, garnish with the basil leaves and enjoy.

 

Aranami White Lady

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An elegant and refined cocktail.

This fresh, fragrant elegant cocktail plays on the subtle citrus notes of the Aranami Gin, and the flavours of the bitter orange in the triple sec.

 

• 45ml Aranami Navy Strength Gin 

20ml Triple Sec (Cointreau or similar)

20ml Fresh Lemon Juice

10ml Simple Syrup

1 Egg White (Optional)

Lemon Zest

 

Put all your ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Follow this by a second shake, without ice, to combine well. Pour into a Coupe or a Nick & Nora glass, garnish with a twist of lemon and serve.

 

Salty Yuzu Negroni

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This Negroni will blow your mind.

East meets West in this exotic marriage of Italian and Japanese flavours. Classic bitters meet Japanese yuzu and botanicals to give a sophisticated adult drink you'll crave again and again.

 

• 25ml Aranami Strength Gin

• 25ml Campari

• 25ml Giulio Cocchi Americano Rosa

• 10ml Ume No Yado Yuzu Liqueur

• Pinch of Salt

• Pink Grapefruit Peel

 

Pour your ingredients together into a glass with plenty of ice, add the pinch of salt and stir together. Garnish with a piece of pink grapefruit.