14
Jul
2013
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If life gives you gin …

G and tea cocktail

Gin cocktails to share

Gin. Perfect served over ice with a slice of lemon and tonic, and a true companion on a summer’s day. I tend to default to gin when the weather gets hot, so when Sainsbury’s sent me a bottle of its award-winning Taste the Difference Blackfriars London Dry Gin, it was time for me to step away from the tonic and experiment. The weather demanded something cold and fruity that would keep my thirsty friends happy whilst the sausages were sizzling on the barbecue. I came up with a blend of gin, white tea and Sainsbury’s Apple and Raspberry juice. Was it delicious? Indeed it was. But there’s more. This tasty new drink needed a name, and not just any old name, but a great name. And so, the G and Tea was born. Do you see what I did there?

G and tea cocktail

G and Tea

  • 50ml Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Blackfriars London Gin
  • 125ml white tea, chilled
  • 150ml By Sainsbury’s Apple and Raspberry juice
  • Mint, to garnish
  1. Make a cup of white tea and pop it in the fridge to chill. When your tea is cold, add a few ice cubes to a glass and add the gin.
  2. To the ice and gin, first add the white tea and then the juice. Stir well and garnish with fresh mint leaves.

Serving this drink in jam jars with floral-printed straws is, of course, optional, but does look very pretty. And, it’s the only time that I’ve ever been able to say, “My straw matches my dress.”

Gin and raspberry cocktail in the sun

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  • http://www.thehautecookie.com thehautecookie
  • chiara

    Thanks Sooae. I must admit, I’ve fallen a little bit in love with my floral straws.

  • chiara

    Thanks Sooae. I must admit, I’ve fallen a little bit in love with my floral straws.

  • http://sosallydesign.wordpress.com Sally

    love the name! this looks, and sounds so delicious. i could have one of these right now! i’ll have to give them a go this weekend :) hope you’re enjoying the sunshine!

    • chiara

      The sunshine is amazing, isn’t it Sally? Enjoy your G and Teas!

  • http://sosallydesign.wordpress.com Sally

    love the name! this looks, and sounds so delicious. i could have one of these right now! i’ll have to give them a go this weekend :) hope you’re enjoying the sunshine!

  • Lisa

    Oh I love the sound of these. If the sun keeps up I’ll definitely give them a go!

    • chiara

      Thanks Lisa!

  • Lisa

    Oh I love the sound of these. If the sun keeps up I’ll definitely give them a go!

    • chiara

      Thanks Lisa!

  • http://www.peachblossom.co.uk Alyssa – Peach Blossom

    This recipe looks delicious, such a great idea for all this lovely weather we’ve been having! So glad you like our floral paper straws too! :)

    • chiara

      Thanks Alyssa! I absolutely love the straws!