Creative Gin Cocktail Recipe: Red Chili, Ginger Lime Gin & Tonic

If like us, summers make you think of cocktails, indulge in this creative gin cocktail recipe. It is contemporary, exotic yet with no frills attached. Fancy yet fuss free. Moreover, it can be put together in the comforts of your home & relished in the favorite corner of your house. This gin & tonic with hints of red chili, lime & ginger flavors will transport you to your favorite beach destination

Easy to put together, this cocktail relaxes & refreshes with it's flavors. A spicy variant, it is a great Gin & Tonic recipe to make when you have guests. Of course the spice level won’t make you sweat but that beautiful red chili will simply lend the right kick to the drink; which you will experience in the first sip itself. Inspired by the fabulous Mexican Collins recipe posted here

Lastly, it has beautiful color story. If vanity means anything to you, you may just relish the sharp color of the flaming Red Chili floating in the translucent bubbles of Gin & Tonic.

So here it goes - Red Chili, Ginger Lime Gin & Tonic Cocktail Recipe:

This cocktail is created with Tanqueray London Dry Gin

What You Need:
  • 60 ml of Tanqueray London Dry Gin
  • 60 ml Ginger & Lime Chilli Infused Syrup (details below)
  • 125 ml Soda Water or Tonic Water
  • 1 stalk of Basil for Garnishing
For the Syrup:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 knob of ginger
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 big red chili sliced length wise
  1. Make a simple syrup (in 2:1 ratio) by combining 2 parts sugar & 1 part water in a pan. Simmer it gently for 5 minutes. Do not attempt to boil.
  2. Grate ginger and add it to the pan.
  3. After 5 minutes, remove the pan from the heat, strain the syrup & allow it to cool.
  4. Add the fresh lime.
  5. Add the chili & leave it to infuse for 2-3 hours.
  6. Finally to make the cocktail add some ice, Tanqueray London Dry Gin & the infused syrup in your favorite glass.
  7. Add soda or tonic water, stir well, garnish with basil leaves if you would like, say cheers and slip into a happy place :)


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