April's One Time Gin cocktail of the month - The Full Moon Party
Article originally published in our members newspaper, One Time Press. All ingredients came with the limited edition gin that was created by Batch distillery just for our members.
April's gin, by Batch distillery in Burnley features Kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass instead of any lemons or limes to give the gin a flavour influence straight out of South East Asia.
To further strengthen the ties to the region, the cocktail we've concocted brings in some of the spicier flavours prevalent in Thai cooking, namely ginger and chilli.
The cocktail is a twist on a Tom Collins which is just about the most refereshing combination of liquids you can fit into a glass. The classic recipe is gin, lemon juice, sugar and soda water. To spice this up a bit we created a big hitting chilli and ginger syrup to use in place of the sugar and swapped the lemon juice out for lime juice.
To make the Full Moon Party you'll need:
- 50ml One Time Gin X Batch Limited Edition gin
- 20ml chilli and ginger syrup (recipe below)
- 25ml Fresh lime juice
- Some soda water
Ideally you'd have a cocktail shaker for this but don't fret if not, just stir all the ingredients in a glass with some ice instead of shaking, the difference is negligible.
Combine all the ingredients except the soda water in a shaker, shake with ice and strain into a tall glass over ice. Top the drink with soda water and garnish with a chilli and a lime leaf.
To make the Chilli and Ginger syrup:
- 300 grams ginger, juiced. Makes about 75ml juice.
- 1 mild red chilli, finely chopped.
- 300ml water
- 500 grams sugar
Heat all ingredients in a saucepan, wait until all the sugar dissolves and then pass the mixture through muslin to remove any solids. Pour into a sterilised container and store in the fridge for up to a month.
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