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3 Thai Inspired Gin Cocktails

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Fruit shakes are so popular in Thailand and having recently been to a Thai festival where I drank my own body weight in delicious fruit shakes I thought I would have a go at recreating them at home. Gin is a botanically rich spirit, often with citrus as one or more of its botanicals, which perfectly complements most fruit flavours and fruity gins are in. So it was a short hop, therefore, to combine the Thai fruit shakes with a good fruity cocktail gin to create these 3 Thai inspired gin cocktails.

Gin and juice have long been a popular bar choice. These ‘Thai’ gin cocktails are just gin and juice on steroids.

And for those of you who may want to omit the gin, for whatever reason, they also make great mocktails.

The only equipment you will need is a blender. The measurements I use are in cups as I find this the easiest and most accurate method of measuring ingredients.

So here are 3 Thai inspired gin cocktails. Happy mixing!

 

Thai inspired gin cocktails

 

Thai Gin Lime Slushie

 

Light and refreshing on a hot summer’s day.

 

Glass:

Highball or equivalent

 

Ingredients:

45 ml / 1.5 oz London Dry Gin

2 limes juiced

15 ml / .5 oz homemade lime syrup

15 ml / .5 oz simple syrup to balance the sour of the limes

2 cups ice

Pinch of salt

 

Instructions:

Blend all together until the ice is crushed into small chunks.

Pour into your glass.

Top with soda water.

 

Garnish:

Paper straw and a lime wedge

 

 

 

Thai inspired gin cocktails

 

Thai Gin Pineapple Shake

 

The tried and tested combination of fresh pineapple and coconut is sublime.

 

Glass:

Highball or similar

 

Ingredients:

45 ml / 1.5 oz London Dry Gin

1 cup fresh pineapple

22.5 ml / .75 oz simple syrup

7.5 ml / .25 oz homemade lime syrup

Splash of coconut milk

1 cup ice

Pinch of salt

 

Instructions:

Blitz all the ingredients together in a blender until smooth like a milkshake.

Pour into your glass.

 

Garnish:

Paper straw and a roasted pineapple wedge

 

 

Thai inspired gin cocktails

 

Thai Gin Watermelon Smoothie

 

Watermelon seems to be the go-to fruit on a hot summer’s day. Ice cold wedges fresh from the fridge are deliciously thirst-quenching.

 

Glass:

Highball or equivalent

 

Ingredients:

45 ml / 1.5 oz London Dry Gin

1 cup watermelon ~ deseeded or leave the seeds in ~ your preference

15 ml / .5 oz watermelon liqueur or syrup

1 cup ice

Large dash of evaporated milk

A squeeze of fresh lime juice

Pinch of salt

 

Instructions:

Blend all the ingredients together in a blender until smooth, leaving no hard lumps of ice left.

Pour into your glass.

 

Garnish:

Paper straw and mint

 

 

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