Cocktails Around the World #1 – Space Gin Smash

Preparations are well under way for our next event, our ‘Chill Out Tent Around the World’ marathon on the 20th June and like any good party we’re giving some thought to the drinks to serve. Friend of the Chill Out Tent and food & drink guru Stuart from the fabulous Disappearing Dining Club is putting together a suitably Summery drinks menu for our journey around the world. See you on the 20th, cheers!

The first of these is his take on the SPACE GIN SMASH, here’s his recipe:

6 x fresh mint leaves

Quarter of one lemon

2 x seedless green grapes

Eighth of a green apple

Simple syrup  10ml   

Quality Gin 45ml                                                                

Muddle the mint, lemon, grapes, apple and simple syrup in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.Add the gin and fill shaker with ice.Shake and strain into a rocks glass with fresh cracked ice**.Garnish with apple fan, mint sprig and a grape. 

*Simple syrup / sugar syrup / gomme syrup Easy to make at home; 

  • Equal parts white granulated sugar and water
  • Dissolve sugar in water in a warm pan of water
  • Cool in fridge before use

**Cracked ice – neither full ice cubes or crushed ice – cracked ice chills a drink more quickly than cubed ice without turning the drink into a slush. Easy to crack ice at home by; 

  • Put ice into zipper freezer bag
  • Lightly crack using rolling pin or muddler or other available basher

We’d suggest pairing this with a gorgeous mix from Camilo Miranda, music curator & resident dj at Pikes Hotel, Ibiza, who’ll be hosting one of the sessions for our ‘Around the World‘ event, see you there 🙂

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