Surprisingly, but happily, the world actually celebrates the second week of June every year. Since this year, whose International Day falls on June 11, let’s challenge ourselves with these initial recipes.
Launched by Neil Houston in 2009, the idea was to celebrate the soul of Jennifer with all the friends she loves. Over the years, the passion has spread to more and more people who have brought their friends and loved ones to enjoy this refreshing day with cocktails, classic gin and tonic, or drink it clean. In addition, many bars host special events and activities online and offline to celebrate World Jan Day.
In fact, the versatile spirit can be enjoyed at any time, however – as a post-work drink or as a pre-meal drink. You can mix it with other spirits such as vodka, combine it with any meal or snack, such as soft Cambert cheese or jazz it with interesting ingredients to make a classic cocktail.
To make things easier, here are some cocktail recipes – from Krungthep to Gin Basil Smash – that will make you grab a bottle right away. On this World Day, channel your inner bartender and make your loved ones happy.
Let the party be GIN.
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Here are some gin cocktail recipes for you.
The real name of Kringthep – Krungthipmahanakhoon amuranratnakosin mahinathrayothaya mahadilokpup nopfrat ratchathaniborum odumrtchanivitmahasathan amunfeman avatnastha sakataththiyavatsanocomprasit – Cocktail is one of the longest in history. The original name was the ancient name of Bangkok.
The signature drink belongs to a Brooklyn bar called Qi Thai Girl, and is reminiscent of one of Thailand’s most vibrant flavors – floral, fruity, sour and spicy, with hints of Thai warmth.
You will need gin, vodka, fresh lime juice, Thai iced tea, guava juice, ginger syrup and star fennel to make this delicious drink.
Mix star fennel, lemon juice and ginger syrup in a shaker. Stir in the remaining ingredients and ice and stir well. Put the cocktails in the glasses. Pour the guava juice on top and serve cold.
It is influenced by the traditional Tom Collins, but because of Lemonsello it is much fresher and slightly faster. Vodka, based on Italian lemons, originates in southern Italy and is the second most popular wine in Italy after Campari. When added to a cocktail, it gives a sweet and sour taste.
This refreshing cocktail is made using lemon juice, gin, lemon juice, club soda and ice. Mix all ingredients, except club soda, in ice-filled glasses. Then, pour the soda over the edge and shake well.
Garnish with lemon zest, lime paste or fresh mint. Serve immediately.
Jin Basel Smash
Easy to prepare, gin basal smash is one of the most popular gin cocktails of summer. Juniper-rich gin works well with basil and makes a refreshing drink. This is a new take on Whiskey Smash and was first created in 2008 by Jörg Meyer as ‘Gin Pesto’.
Ingredients for this light green cocktail include gin, lemon juice, plain syrup and basil leaves.
Add some fresh basil leaves, plain syrup and lemon juice to the cocktail shaker. Use a muddler to release the basil flavors. After that, add some gin and ice and shake well for ten seconds or until the cocktail is thin. However, make sure the mix stays cool.
Put the cocktail in ice-filled highball glasses. Before serving, garnish with a basil twig.
Definitely try the Cucumber Lemonade at your next house party! It tastes like fruit flavored drinks. And Jinn gives it a crisp and different texture.
To make this simple but refreshing gin cocktail, all you need is fresh lemon juice, plain or sugar syrup, soda water and finely chopped cucumber.
Add the gin, lemon juice and syrup to a cocktail shaker, and shake well until it foams. Now sift through the glass filled with ice cubes. Top with soda water.
You can garnish the drink with some cucumber slices or lime wheels before serving.
Adding bubbly fasting to this gin and white wine cocktail gives it a unique edge. While it blends wonderfully with the intricate texture of the soul and the crispy palate of the wine, the lemon peel adds to the aroma of the cocktail, prompting its fans to refill.
Add your favorite gin, white wine, and bubbly rose to a glass of iced wine. Stir well.
Garnish cocktail with lemon peel or rose petals and serve.
South Asian G&T
If you want to elevate the classic gin and tonic a bit, we recommend that you try the version that contains Chinese medicinal ingredients like ginger and lemongrass. When mixed well, the mixture gives G&T a sour color.
To make the drink, you also need gin, tonic water, bitter and ice.
Mix ginger and lemongrass stalks in a glass to get a specific taste. Now add bitter, gin and crushed ice and stir well. Top with tonic water and serve.
You can also garnish the drink with lemon zest or fresh mint leaves.
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The story was first published in Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur.