We would be lying if we said we weren't suckers for a cheeky sip or two, and now that Summer is in full force, any excuse will do to whip together a cocktail and get out into that sunshine.
Now when it comes to spirits, we just can't go past a crisp, refreshing gin, especially on those warm, balmy evenings. And whilst the trusty G&T is our usual go-to, sometimes just sometimes we feel like mixing it up and getting adventurous when that clock hits 4pm.
And so, it has become a bit of a ritual/habit/excuse, call it what you will, to grab that bottle of Hendricks on a Friday arvo and get wild. The versatility of gin lends itself to so many different ingredients whether they be sweet, sour or bitter. Pair red capsicum with kaffir lime leaf or if you like it spicy, why not throw in some jalapeños for extra kick? Let the gin induced creative juices flow and go crazy.
We have collated some of our fave recipes of late and, with the Silly Season well and truly in full swing and Christmas Day fast approaching, what better time than now to give one of these delish cocktails a go. It would be rude not to.
Team Bertie x
Cucumber and Lime Gin Fizz
Find recipe here
Grapefruit, Gin and Tonic Syrup
Perth based,The Small Batch Gift Co's Gin + Tonic box feature these amazing local products. Buy here, just add grapefruit.
Gin and Rosé Grapefruit Cocktail
Find recipe here (we opted for lime instead of lemon as we are badass like that).
Orange Cinnamon Gin and Tonic
Your good ol' faithful gin and tonic but with orange peel and a cinnamon stick for an extra somethin'somethin'.