What do the Soli Gin team do when we are in Coronavirus lockdown? We continue to look for ways to heighten your Soli Gin experience with quarantini (“quarantine”) recipes.
Currently, we are individually experimenting with quarantini recipes and the perfect way to drink Soli Gin and tonic. A slice of citrus fruit, a sprig of rosemary, some peppery hints, or a few freshly plucked basil leaves? Poured over a lot of ice or just a couple of cubes? The combinations are endless and down to personal tastes.
We are confident we will come up with some great suggestions to enhance your Soli Gin experience.
Quarantini, unlike popular cocktails, isn’t really a thing – if it wasn’t for lockdown that is. A drink in isolation or for an online happy hour.
And, in the spirit of adventure, the team have also decided to design a signature Soli Gin cocktail. We are a highly competitive bunch and each of us is keen to be the mixologist who achieves the perfect recipe. Some of the experimentation has been inventive, to say the least, as we are currently limited to the ingredients that are readily available to us!
Until we can reveal our signature Soli Gin we asked some friends to share their favourite gin cocktail recipes with us. So here is some ginspiration for you to prepare your sundowners this weekend.
Mark’s One Palm Martini
2 ½ oz Soli Gin
½ oz Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth
A dash of Angostura bitters
Pre-chill your martini glass. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker or separate glass with ice, stir and then strain into your chilled martini glass. Ensuring your martini is perfectly chilled but not diluted. Garnish with a twist of lemon or a couple of green olives.
Jamie’s Classic Negroni
1oz Soli Gin
1oz Vermouth Rosso
Add the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, shake well. Strain into a glass over ice cubes and garnish with a twist or slice of orange.
Marilyn’s French 75
2oz Soli Gin
2oz Champagne (or a dry Prosecco, Marilyn is French so for her it has to be champagne!)
¾ oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup
Pre-chill your champagne flute. In a cocktail shaker combine gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain and pour into a chilled glass, top up the glass carefully with champagne. Garnish with a twist of lemon zest.
Sarah’s Gin and Sin
2oz Soli Gin
1oz lemon juice
1oz Orange juice
½ teaspoon grenadine
Pre-chill your martini glass. Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a grate of lemon zest.
Of course, we know you won’t yet have your bottle of Soli Gin but you can substitute it with a good quality London Dry Gin. But be warned! Your cocktails may lack the unique flavour that our Cypriot botanicals add to the mix.
We will valiantly continue in our quests and look forward to sharing our thoughts on both the perfect Soli Gin and tonic and our signature cocktail in the near future.its a hard job, but someone has to do it! Until then stay safe and stay home!