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Gin-tastic Cocktail Recipes

By SONALI MULLICK
July 02, 2021 13:24 IST
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As the week draws to a close, it's time to wind down and enjoy some fabulous gin cocktails by mixologist Sonali Mullick from Hitchki, the resto-bar chain.

Go orange with the Genda Phool that blends marigold flowers with gin, lime and sugar syrup.

The fruity Gin-nie in a Bottle is sure to get your weekend started well. It is made by flaming gin with mace and dill leaves.

Photographs: Kind courtesy Hitchki

Genda Phool

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 60 ml gin
  • 6 orange marigold flowers + 1 for the garnish
  • 15 ml lime juice
  • 20 ml sugar syrup
  • 100 gm ice + for serving
  • A cocktail shaker
  • A martini glass or a hurricane glass, a curvy, tall glass that looks like a vase

Method

  • Muddle or mix the marigold flowers in a shaker with all the other ingredients,
  • Give it a good shake.
    Double strain the contents and pour it into the glass. 
    Garnish with ice and a marigold flower.

Gin-nie in a Bottle

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 90 ml gin
  • 20 ml sugar syrup
  • 20 ml lime juice
  • 20 gm dill leaves + extra for the garnish
  • 2 gm javitri or mace, a spice similar to nutmeg
  • 10 Malta orange slices, for the garnish
  • 10 pineapple slices, for the garnish
  • 25 ml cantaloupe syrup, a cocktail mixer, available online
  • 100 gm ice + for serving
  • A fishbowl glass + 180 ml bottle (please see the pic above)
  • A cocktail shaker
  • A flameproof pan

Method

  • Place a heavy-bottomed flameproof pan over medium heat.
    Add the dill leaves, mace and gin.
    Turn the heat to maximum and flame it. 
    Lower the heat and add the pineapple juice.
    Take off heat, cool and transfer the contents of the pan into a cocktail shaker.
    Add the cantaloupe syrup, lime juice, sugar syrup and ice. Shake well.
    Double strain the mixture into a 180 ml bottle.
  • Fill a fishbowl glass with ice, orange slices, pineapple slices and dill leaves.
  • Tilt the 180 ml bottle upside down inside the fishbowl glass.

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