Recommended Cocktails

We have experimented with numerous cocktails in the quest to find that which best compliments Kintsugi Gin. Below are a couple of suggestions we have come across but feel free to experiment to make it your own with interesting garnishes.

Tom Collins Cocktail

A refreshing cocktail that traditionally requires an Old Tom gin

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Kintsugi Gin (4 tablespoons)
  • 30ml Fresh Lemon Juice (2 tablespoons)
  • 10-20ml Simple Syrup to taste (1-1.5 tablespoons) – find out how to make Simple Syrup here
  • Soda water to top-up
  • 4-6 Ice cubes

Preparation:

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a chilled collins/highball glass and stir
  2. Add plenty of ice
  3. Top up with soda water and stir again
  4. Garnish with a lemon wedge and cherry
Bee's Knees Cocktail

An easy yet rich sweet and sour cocktail that compliments the fynbos honey in Kintsugi Gin

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Kintsugi Gin (4 tablespoons)
  • 22ml Honey Syrup (1.5 tablespoons) – find out how to make Honey Syrup here
  • 15ml Fresh Lemon Juice (1 tablespoon)
  • Lots of ice cubes

Preparation:

  1. Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice
  2. Shake well
  3. Strain into a chilled Martini glass
  4. Garnish (e.g. a lemon rind) and Serve
Gin & Tonic

The quintessential pairing, each recipe made unique by the gin, tonic and garnish used

Ingredients:

  • 60ml Kintsugi Gin (4 tablespoons)
  • 120ml-360ml Barker & Quinn Tonic water to taste (8-12 tablespoons)
  • 3-4 Ice cubes

Preparation:

    1. Pour the gin over ice in your preferred glass (highball or Copa)
    2. Add the tonic and stir to mix
    3. Add your preferred garnish. Kintsugi Gin works well with the traditional lime wedge. Or try something a bit different with coriander leaf!
Honey & Simple Syrup

Easy to make yet essential for a mixologist's arsenal

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of Honey or Sugar
  • 1 Cup of water

Preparation:

  1. Pour equal parts honey (or sugar) and water into a saucepan
  2. Heat up the saucepan and stir until the honey/sugar has dissolved
  3. Allow to cool
  4. Pour into an airtight container and store in the fridge until needed!

As a variation, add rosemary, bitters or use brown sugar