The Gin-aissance –– a widely loved Indian movement of growth, popularity, and success of gin being (re)introduced in India, began a few years ago, and seems to be carrying on in full swing. With an increasing number of people taking a newfound liking to gin, Indian food and beverage entrepreneurs keep the joy coming with new gin brands.
With World Gin day around the corner, it’s not an exaggeration to claim that gin is surely becoming a go-to choice for many across the country –– in fact, they are even moving past the simple gin & tonic.
Its refreshing comeback reminds us of the time in Indian history when gin came about –– that, at the least, is a rather interesting story. From how the alcohol made its entry into India, and gave birth to the famed gin & tonic, to how it was stored, the tale of gin is not one bit morose.
With gin and tonic emerging as the latest cult favourite in India, we are swooping in to experiment with our very own gin-based cocktail recipes and signature mixes we can call our own. Homegrown brings you some quick yet refreshing recipes to make your Gin day celebration a memorable one.
This cocktail is a keeper because it’s light, refreshing, and pleasantly sparkling. Tip over Sugar, lemon juice, and a splash of club soda with your favourite gin of choice and enjoy a light yet refreshing coctail on the go.
This classic drink is sure to win you over from the very first sip!
A personal favourite recipe that is as smooth as it is easy to conjure, whether you’re looking to show off your bartgending skills or find relief from a heavy duty week.
It’s zesty and summery, with a lot of depth and acidic citrus flavour. This one requires the use of a cocktail shaker. Combine the gin, simple syrup, lemon, club soda, and sugar in a shaker and mix vigorously.
Trying to watch our sugar intake? It’s no problem. Simply substitute a tablespoon of honey for the sugar and you’re good to go!
The Gin Zing
Add some zing to your life with breezy cocktail that packs a scrumptious burst of flavour in every sip. It’s a simple but delicious drink made with fresh lime and seltzer that’s overflowing with citrus overtones.
This is the drink for you if you’re tired of sickly sweet drinks laden with sugar. It’s light and zesty, and it’s extremely easy to drink.
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