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Kick off the holidays with a gin cocktail

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A GIN COCKTAIL TO GET YOU INTO THE HOLIDAY MOOD

Bloedlemoen (pronounced “Blue’d Le Moon”) is a quintessentially handcrafted, South African, small batch gin that is made from ten natural botanicals, including the delicious Tarocco Blood Orange.  It is the world’s first Blood Orange gin and the fruit is sourced locally from growing partners in the the Western Cape. Perfect for long Summer days around the pool or boozy lunches under a tree with friends and family, here are a few cocktails from our friends at Bloedlemoen Gin that are easy enough to make at home but impressive enough that they look (and taste) like they’ve come from a top-notch bar!

Top tip: Look out for the new new member of the Bloedlemoen Gin family … Bloedlemoen Amber, which has been created with a special selection of locally forged fynbos and honeybush to create a perfectly balanced and entirely unique gin infusion. Great gift for a gin-loving friend!

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LUCKY LEAGUE

30 ml     Bloedlemoen Gin

12,5 ml  Lemon Juice

15 ml     Raspberry Syrup (1 cup sugar, 1 cup boiling water, 10 raspberries. Shake to                       dissolve sugar then chill)

20 ml     Egg White (yes, egg white. Pro tip: The lemon cooks the egg. Kind of.)

20 ml     Dry vermouth

Shake the hell out of that drink… Then fine strain into a coup or martini. Garnish with a flower.

BLOEDLEMOEN SAGRONI 

​25 ml         Bloedlemoen Gin

25 ml         Campari

25 ml         Full Cream Sherry

1               Orange twist/peel garnish (Pro tip: use a potato peeler)

Stir all ingredients together and strain into a tumbler glass with a big block of ice. Take the twist and squeeze the oil over the drink.

Pro tip 2:  Run the peel on the outside of the glass – it gives you a multi-sensory experience with the orange oil on your fingertips.

SHERBET AROUND THE CLOCK

​37,5 ml    Bloedlemoen Gin

20 ml       Vanilla syrup (Pro tip: You can find in the baking section in most grocers)

20 ml       Lemon Juice

70 ml       Cranberry Juice

Shake all the ingredients and garnish with two lemon wedges.

BLOEDLEMOEN MULE

​37,5 ml    Bloedlemoen Gin

15 ml      Sugar syrup
(1 part sugar, 1 part boiling water. Shake to dissolve sugar then chill)

½            Lime squeezed

Pour all ingredients into a tall glass with ice. Give a quick stir. Garnish with lime shell.

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