Exclusive Gin Cocktails from the Gin Made Me Do It book - Gardeners Punch
Gardener's Punch - Gin Made Me Do It by Jazzy Davis To Gin or Not to Gin? - silly question As some of you may have seen in March, we teamed up with the publishers at Harper Colins to give away their brand new recipe book Gin Made Me Do It by Jazzy Davis on our Social Media around Mothers Day. It was a collaboration we did not want to end there! We have been given 4 recipes from the book to share with you to create this summers must have Cocktails! And here is the second sneak peak! Here at Root7 we are Gin crazy, we have designed products to help create the perfect cocktail so it is always fantastic when we stumble across gems like this book! Gardener’s Punch (Serves 12) Peaches and basil are an irresistible combination. They taste like summer in Italy and make a lusciously fragrant punch. Ingredients 125g (4oz) caster sugar 120ml (4fl oz) water 10g (¼oz) fresh basil 750ml (26fl oz) chilled London dry gin 250ml (8½fl oz) chilled peach schnapps 750ml (26fl oz) chilled peach nectar 250ml (8½fl oz) freshly squeezed lime juice 1 litre (34fl oz) chilled soda water lime slices, peach slices, raspberries, basil and mint leaves, to garnish Instructions Start by making a basil syrup: combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Gently heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Take off the heat, drop in the basil and leave to cool and infuse. When the syrup is cold, strain it into a sterilised jar, discarding the basil, seal and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Pour all the basil syrup into a large jug or punch bowl. Add the gin, peach schnapps, peach nectar and lime juice and stir to mix well. Top up with soda water. Add slices of lime and peach, a few handfuls of raspberries and a couple of handfuls of basil and mint leaves. Give it a gentle stir, then pour or ladle into punch glasses and have ice on hand for people who want their punch a little chillier Try this cocktail, take a picture! tag us! Let us know what you think! And if you like the teasers we give you, why not buy your own copy of the book! Find out more here #DRINKDIFFERENTLY