Strawberry & Basil Gin Punch Cocktail

Strawberry & Basil Gin Punch Cocktail

Bulldog gin is a London dry gin. It is made from 12 botanicals that are distilled 4 times (3 times in neutral grain spirit and the fourth time with the added unique botanicals) to create an ultra-smooth and balanced gin with a citrus base. Those botanicals are; juniper, coriander, lemon, orris, liquorice, angelica, cassia, almond, French lavender, Chinese lotus leaves, Turkish white poppy and dragon eye (longan berries).

When creating this cocktail I wanted something that would complement the roundness of the gin but also add a summer punch feel for the up and coming warmer months.

After testing a couple garnishes to see which worked best with the flavours of the gin I loved the smooth taste of strawberry with the herbal hit of basil at it screamed summer cocktail!

Strawberry & Basil Gin Punch Cocktail Recipe:

50ml Bulldog Gin
1 Sprig of Basil (preferably fresh unlike mine!)
1 Handful of Strawberries
2 cubes of Ice
Fever Tree Tonic

Add the basil and strawberries to a cocktail shaker and muddle together to release the flavour.

Pour in 50ml of Bulldog Gin and 2 cubes of ice

Shake until the cocktail shaker becomes misty

Pop in 3-4 small chopped up strawberries into a balloon glass and pour in the gin

Top with Fevertree Tonic and garnish with a sprig of basil and 1 strawberry

The perfect summer punch cocktail that could be easily made into a larger quantity to serve at a BBQ!

Beki Xo