We know and you know that gin is perfect all year round but now that it’s summer (apparently) it’s an ideal time to spice up your serves.
NB Gin – whether it’s Navy Strength or original – is rather spectacular enjoyed neat, in a classic or a cocktail so here are a few ideas to make your summer serves really sparkle.
NB G&T (with a summer twist)
Can you imagine how different the gin landscape would be if the iconic Gin and Tonic had never been invented? Thankfully, it was and it’s as popular now as it’s ever been. We’re big fans of a simple G&T with good tonic (we recommend Fever-Tree always).
Our friends at The Kitchin restaurant came up with a fabulous variation. Give your G&T a little bit of summer pizazz, by adding light Fever-Tree to a healthy measure of NB Gin then shower with plenty of ice and bring a wedge of delicious orange to the party. The finishing touch? A sprig of lemon thyme. Just wow. Try it yourself.
The green fingered of you will know that lavender is a rather glorious flower in summer so we thought we should add it to a cocktail at this time of year. Enter, the Lavender Lady!
It’s super easy and is super delicious, especially on a warm summer’s evening in the garden.
To make it, add to a shaker a good measure of NB Gin, around 12.5ml of Cointreau, 25ml of lemon juice and, here’s the really exciting part, 12.5ml of lavender syrup.
Mix and serve with ice.
NB Sea Dog
We LOVE grapefruit at NB. It’s one of our standard perfect serves in a Gin and Tonic so we thought it only right to include it in a cocktail.
Our master mixologist TJ came up with the NB Sea Dog. It’s a lively, punchy summer cracker.
The best part is that it’s super quick and easy. Place two sprigs of fresh thyme in a tall glass; add crushed ice and 50ml of NB Gin; top up with fresh pink grapefruit juice. Add a couple of twists of black pepper and a wedge of lemon.
It’s really quite stunning. Try it yourself and tell us what you think.
Of course, if all of this sounds a bit too over the top for you, NB Gin is perfect enjoyed neat (a little dash of water if you prefer) or over ice.
Try these summer serves for your gin and send us the results on our social media channels. We’d love to see them!