Cocktail Recipes You Should Try to Celebrate World Gin Day

We are celebrating World Gin Day and one of our favorite local gin brands led the celebration to kick off the month-long activities.

Ginebra San Miguel Inc. started the celebration with a bang with a gin bar crawl challenge where you can taste different especially concocted cocktail recipes.

After more than two years of pandemic disruptions, Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI), the maker of the world’s no. 1 selling gin, returns to celebrate World Gin Day (WGD) in true Ginebra fashion. The celebration consists of month-long activities, highlighted by a media launch on June 10 to kick off the nationwide Gin Bar Crawl challenge that starts on June 11.

People who are trooping back to the bars after a long hiatus are in for an exciting and unique experience with the Gin Bar Crawl challenge. Gin lovers are invited to try five specially-concocted signature drinks made with GSMI gin products (Ginebra San Miguel, GSM Blue, GSM Premium Gin, and 1834 Premium Distilled Gin) or buy a GSMI featured product at any of the 30 partner establishments nationwide on June 17, 18, 24, and 25 from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight.

Participants will be given a Gin Passport with five sticker slots. All they need to do is buy the five different signature WGD cocktails from the partner bars and have their Gin Passports stamped with five corresponding stickers. One drink is equivalent to one sticker. Those who complete five stickers will receive a WGD Finisher Pack, consisting of three GSMI products, and a finisher T-shirt.

But aside from the bar crawl, we loved the specially crafted cocktails by different mixologists.

Ginebra x Mangifera

Made by Clayton Paul G. Munar who has been a prominent name at Alibi Lounge Crimson Hotel, Shangri-La Makati Hotel, Hacienda Comida y Cocteles and Buddha-Bar Manila, the Ginebra x Mangifera is perfect for those who love something with a very distinct taste.

Ingredients:

1.5oz Ginebra Light Gin

1oz Green Mango shrubs

.5oz Calamansi Honey

1 slice Green Mango

5g Bagoong Alamang

1 cup Ice

Directions:

Fill shaker with ice. Pour all liquid ingredients. 

Shake well for approximately 5 to 8 seconds. 

Strain into coupe glass. Garnish with green mango, dipped in bagoong alamang.

The First of Many

Created by the co-founder and head mixologist of DrinkManila.com, Icy Marinas created a cocktail based on the GSM Blue Cosmopolitan and made with a little kick of coffee and refreshing with a bit of cranberry.

Ingredients:

1oz GSM Blue Cosmo Coffee Infused

3oz Cranberry Juice

3g Cranberry Juice Reduction

1 cup Ice

 

Directions:

Rim the glass with cranberry reduction then fill it with ice. 

Pour cranberry juice and float with coffee infused GSM Blue Cosmopolitan. Serve and enjoy.

Tea Time Collins

Based on the GSM Premium Gin, award-winning Alius Bernard Abrazado made a cocktail that has a very rich and memorable taste.

Ingredients:

45ml GSM Premium Gin

20ml Homemade Chamomile Cordial

15ml Martini Bianco

60ml Soda Water

1 slice grapefruit

1 spray bianco spray

1 cup ice

Directions:

Fill glass with ice. Pour GSM Premium Gin. 

Add chamomile cordial, Martini Bianco, and soda water.  

Stir well and add a slice of grapefruit as garnish. 

Spray Bianco essence for last touch. Serve and enjoy. 

Basil Instinct

Created by GSM Premium Gin & 1834 Premium Distilled Gin Brand Ambassador Tabitha Rice, the basil instinct is made of eccentric ingredients that makes a truly unique cocktail.

Ingredients: 

2oz 1834 Premium Gin

10ml Basil + sugar syrup

10ml Fresh Lime Juice

2g Wasabi Paste

15ml Egg White

1cup Ice

1pc Fried Basil

Directions:

Pour 1834 and other liquid ingredients in a mixing glass without ice. 

Add wasabi paste. Dry shake for about 10 seconds. Add two scoops of ice.

Shake well for another 5-8 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with fried basil. Serve and enjoy.

Strawberry Fields Forever

Award-winning and 1834 Premium Gin Ambassador Lennon Aguilar had created a refreshing cocktail that will surely keep you cool despite the humid weather.

Ingredients: 

1.5oz 1834 Premium Gin

.5oz Coconut Rum

.5oz Fresh Lemon Juice

3oz unsweetened Pineapple Juice

30g Fresh Strawberry

10g Whipped Cream

1pc Meringue

1 cup Ice

Directions:

Put strawberry and coconut in a mixing glass. Muddle then set aside.

Fill pilsner glass with ice. Pour 1834 and other liquid ingredients. 

Stir and layer the strawberry + coconut rum mixture. 

Top up with whipped cream and garnish with meringue.

Serve with straw.






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