Gin Garden recipe
I recently came across this wonderful recipe for Summer martini’s by the Gin Garden and had to share it! For those of you who don’t know, they’re just about the most passionate people about great gin that you’ll ever meet. They started by doing pop-up bars at events and I discovered them during my city travels and blogged about them a few years ago here incase you want to know a bit more. They work with local distilleries and have a great knack for mixing it with the most alluring botanical treats (even edible ones!) So if you’re willing to put the prosecco down and mix it up I’d give this refreshing drink a whirl and who knows – you too might become a gin convert like me!?
SUMMER FLOWER MARTINI
70ml Jasmine Tea infused* No.3 London Dry Gin
30ml Vanilla infused No.3 London Dry Gin
15ml Honey syrup
5ml Passion Fruit Tincture (optional)
Jasmine or other summer flowers to garnish
Spritz with Orange Blossom water (optional)
Infuse a 500ml kilner jar of gin with 3 teaspoons of best quality jasmine tea for approx 3-4 minutes.
Infuse a separate kilner jar of gin with 3 vanilla pods and leave overnight before straining
Chill your martini glass by filling in with ice and leave for at least 5 mins.
Mix your gins with honey or gomme syrup (sugar syrup), lime and tincture by shaking in a boston shaker or jam jar filled with ice.
Empty your martini glass of ice.
Strain your cocktail mixture (you can use a tea strainer)
Garnish with summer flowers
Spritz with aromatic flower waters
*They infuse the gins separately so that we can alter the mix according to taste