Winter is coming!

Winter is coming!

But don’t flee like those cowardly wildlings…instead I choose some ‘gin’spired winter magic – a little number we at The Gin Boutique call a ‘Jon Snow’. Like the King in the North, these bad boys are dark and brooding, seductive and smooth, and after a few of them you’ll start telling the truth no matter how much a little fib is the safer course of action. So here’s a tip – make sure you’ve got nothing to hide before reaching for the spirits shelf… Simply:

  1. In a muddling vessel, muddle a couple of tablespoons of raspberries or blueberries, with a fresh basil leaf until well muddled (I love that word!)
  2. Add 100ml great Australian craft gin, 50ml of a 50/50 simple honey syrup and 30ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  3. Shake.
  4. Strain.
  5. Serve over crushed ice, and with a fresh mint leaf or two.

How do I know all this?

That’s what I do, I drink and I know things!