Gordon’s Legendary Anytime Cocktails

26 February 2018

“The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.” ~ Winston Churchill

Somewhere around the world or just at your very present moment its Gin O’ Clock! Oh yes, gin fever has taken over South Africa through festivals, tasting, craft gins, creative gin mixes even the infamous #GinTwitter. We do adore our gin. We consume litres of our gin. But honestly,  what is a social life (or Instagram photo) without Gin?

The question should be, what is an afternoon without the iconic grandfather of Gin? Gordon’s London Dry Gin is a legendary and recognizable brand that has shaped the drinks industry with trends that have given rise to some well-known cocktails, which we still enjoy today. As a pioneer in the gin category, in 1924, Gordon’s Dry Gin launched the first Cocktail Shaker bottle as a response to the popularity of cocktail parties. This demonstrates how innovation has always been central to the brand and why it continues to be the world’s most popular gin.

With the increase in sips of gin, Likers of Gin and gin enthusiasts alike have been exploring the botanicals that give the liquid its unique characteristics. Gin has a diverse range of flavor profiles, which is why it is the foundation of many iconic cocktails.

Gin is definitely inspiring the resurgence of the classic cocktail culture, mixologists are enjoying the versatility of the liquid, inventing a myriad of flavor profiles, crafting modern versions of classic cocktails and inventing completely new ones.

Because we like things (and gin), we below two of Gordon’s Gin bespoke cocktails to help you quench your thirst during any season or reason.

Gordon’s Gin Cocktails

The Salty Dog

This is a twist to an old time favorite cocktail recipe. Made with grapefruit juice, Gordon’s London Dry Gin, and soda with lime for garnish and a salted rim! It’s the perfect not-too-sweet thirst quencher.

2 parts Gordon’s Gin
3 parts grapefruit juice
1 slice grapefruit
Rim with salt cystals

How It’s Done
1 Salt the rim of a highball glass.
2 Pour the Gordon’s Gin and grapefruit juice into a chilled cocktail shaker filled with ice.
3 Strain into the glass without the ice.
4 Garnish with a slice of grapefruit

Gordon’s Gin & Juice

This is an old time classic cocktail loved by many for it’s refreshing qualities. This is a perfect cocktail for late breakfast and early brunches, sunsets and afternoon drinks.

Here’s what you need to know to make your own:

1 part Gordon’s Gin
1 part grapefruit juice
2 parts orange juice
1 slice grapefruit
1 slice orange

How It’s Done
1 Pour the liquid ingredients into a shaker filled with ice.
2 Shake well and pour into a highball glass.
3 Garnish with a slice of grapefruit and a slice of orange.

We know. Try them and share or comment your favourite Gordons Mixes! For more information on Gordon’s Gin, their history and more recipes visit www.gordonsgin.com or keep it social on their handles below:

Facebook: Gordon’s Gin

Instagram: @gordonsginsa


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