Saturday, June 10, 2017

World Gin Day: 6 Classic Cocktails

Happy World Gin Day! For the gin lovers, here are 6 classic cocktails to celebrate.

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1. NEGRONI.

Mamma Mia! This renowned Italian cocktail is the bitter-sweet result of all three wonders combined: Gin, Vermouth Rosso and Campari - adorned by an orange peel. Unwind with a relaxing glass of Negroni, which proves an exceptional apéritif.

2. GIN & TONIC.

It's simple, and it's a sure thing. If you prefer the plainer drinks in life, then Gin & Tonic was made for you. It's one of the least sugary cocktails you could have, attaining a drier yet soda-like accent, perfectly topped off with lime.

3. NEW ORLEANS FIZZ.

This cocktail purely justifies how the spirited city of New Orleans earned its nickname the 'Big Easy', exuding just as much fun and vibrancy as the home of jazz itself! If you were planning on writing a bucket list of must-try cocktails, then make sure you add this gin and cream-based delight to the top! Intricately made and ever-tasting, it's the quintessential drink for those who appreciate a good cocktail!

4. SINGAPORE SLING.

Chances are you've heard this all-time favourite referenced in a movie like Tom Cruise did before 'the dingaling' in Cocktail (1988), but have you tasted its magnificence? Originally called 'The Gin Sling', this gin-based charmer is one of the most versatile cocktails on the market where modifications often occur. Though typically, Gin, Cherry Brandy, DOM Bénédictine, Cointreau, Citrus and Grenadine are the major players behind this sweet-syrupy sensation.

5. BRONX.

It's a martini with an orange twist! The Bronx is one of the world's most esteemed cocktails; a signature drink belonging to New York's borough of the same name. Feel invigorated with this thirst-quenching marvel, which embodies Gin, Sweet Red Vermouth, Dry Vermouth and of course, an ostentatious plunge of orange juice.

6. TOM COLLINS.

It's the prototype for run-of-the-mill cocktails; awesome at any time, any place. The Tom Collins cocktail is classified a 'Gin Sour', delectably served on the rocks in no other but a Collins glass, made from gin, soda water, sugar syrup and lemon juice.

Make your own cocktail with the perfect Gin from Clarendon Centre's Liquorland South Melbourne, open 7 days a week.

Gin-tastic!

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