Food & Drink

Bring The Best Of Spring To The Table With These 3 Gin Cocktail Recipes

By Sophie Hart
28th Oct 2021

Spring is one of the most glorious times of the year. The weather is prime, the days are longer, and you can sense the excitement brimming in the air. 

Whether you’re clocking a backyard soirée with your roommates or you’re looking to treat a special someone with a fancy lunch, we’ve got you covered with three fresh Tanqueray gin cocktail recipes to match every spring occasion. 

Get Romantic With A Royale Spritz 

It’s said the best way to win someone’s heart is through good food, and this sparkling purple cocktail is the perfect pairing when something extra delicious is on the menu. Boasting bold and rich flavours with an exotic vanilla twist, it’s sure to impress. 

Ingredients

1.5 Standard Drinks

Method

  1. Add all ingredients to a wine glass and stir.
  2. Add lots of ice and garnish with a lemon wedge and blackberries.

Food Pairing

Instead of spending your entire date working in the kitchen, prepare a luxurious grazing board ahead of time so you can take your time enjoying the food and each others company. Curate a selection of meats and cheeses, a fresh baguette, and garnish the table with lemon wedges and blackberries to match the colours of the cocktail. Top the tablescape with almond and chocolate croissants as these flavours pair nicely with the bold blackcurrant cocktail and lean into the subtle French theme.

Playlist

Get cosy with some sweet, sultry acoustics thanks to this date night playlist

Bring On The Holiday Vibes With A Sevilla Spritz 

Pour a fresh and fruity Sevilla Spritz that tastes like a vaycay in a glass. The vibrant flavour is a nod to ripening oranges growing on trees in sun-drenched Seville. Think marmalade, but a touch less sweet. Spain, here we come. 

Ingredients

1.5 standard drinks

Method

  1. Add Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla gin and soda water to a large wine glass full of ice.
  2. Top with sparkling wine.
  3. Slightly stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with orange wheel and serve.

Food Pairing

Keep the food pairing light and exotic by leaning into the orange flavours of the cocktail with an orange-spiced couscous salad and barbequed prawns served with a lemon dressing. 

Playlist

To really dial up the sun-kissed holiday vibes, throw this low key playlist on the speakers.

Chill Out With A Sunkist Spritz 

For those lazy spring afternoons spent soaking up the sun on the balcony or in the backyard with a delicious cocktail, the Sunkist Spritz absolutely does the trick. It’s the quick, easy and incredibly tasty cocktail that will have you going from the bar cart to the backyard in no time at all. 

Ingredients

  • 30ml Tanqueray Rangpur Gin
  • 15ml dry Belsazar dry vermouth 
  • 20ml passionfruit syrup
  • 10ml lemon juice or wedge of squeezed lemon
  • Top with soda (approximately 100ml)
  • Mint spring and passionfruit shell to garnish

1.3 standard drinks

Method

  1. Add your ingredients to a wine glass and stir.
  2. Add ice and top with soda. 
  3. Garnish with a mint sprig and passionfruit shell.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Food Pairing

Add to the subtle zest of the Tanqueray Rangpur Gin with simple spicy lamb wraps. Top your wrap with hummus and squeeze fresh lemon juice. Pure perfection and so, so easy. 

Playlist

Lean into the lazy weekend vibe with this blissful playlist that will have you feeling happy, calm and relaxed.

Whether you’re after a fruity cocktail or a bold and beautiful serve, Tanqueray Gin has an assortment of flavours to suit all tastes making it the ultimate bar cart staple. 

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