We at the Gin Passport have come to the conclusion that you can classify the botanicals, or the garnish, in three different categories:
- Greens & Herbs
Citrus – lemon, orange, lime, naartjie and so on. The gin is infused with only the outer layer of the skin, because of its oils. For garnish, use the whole wedge if you like 🙂
Berries – Juniper (obviously!), strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, mulberries – basically if it has ‘berry’ in the name, USE IT! 🙂
Gin Passport tip!
Strawberries go really well with mint!
Greens and/or herbs – basil, rosemary, lavender and mint are the main ones we’ve picked so far. Cucumbers also a big favourite.
Here are some beautiful gin and tonic cocktails from all over the internet to serve as inspiration.
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