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CELEBRATION OF LOVE

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CELEBRATION OF LOVE

For February, we wanted to do something special for our fans and show the love with a curated gin kit. We know Valentine’s Day is not for everyone, but we believe that love should be celebrated regardless of relationship status. Our Valentine’s Survival Kit is aimed at all the lovers, givers, soul-shakers and game-changers. It’s a celebration of special people and I started formulating a G&T recipe that’s easy, beautiful, super tasty and versatile.

 

Spekboom Gin. It’s a smooth, easy-drinking gin that bursts with fresh lemon zest and lavender flavours. This gin celebrates the wonder plant Spekboom – the main botanical in this spirit that’s grown at our distillery.

 

To capture the feeling of love in a cocktail, I sat with our Distiller Nic to curate the best taste sensation. The kit includes our 750ml Spekboom Gin, freeze-dried strawberry garnish by our friends at FAVES, hibiscus and ginger simple syrup, and grapefruit bitters. For that extra loving feeling and to set the mood (or in case the lights go out mid-Valentine’s thanks to you-know-who), we’ve added a handmade Juniper-scented candle.

 

Our infused simple syrup, homemade bitters, and candle range are made with love at the distillery – we have no wastage and re-use and re-purpose everything – it’s a passion of ours that we’re super proud of.

 

Check out the two recipes below – the second one has a bit of a twist ;)

 We hope you fall (g)inlove with these cocktails.

 

CHEERS!

- Andri (co-founder of NH Distillery)

 

YOU AND ME G&T

Our Sweet Valentine G&T is punched with flavour and super easy to make. Fresh, subtly sweet, with fruity notes, this cocktail will take the edge off as you ease into the weekend.

 

You will need:

1 shot Spekboom Gin

1 shot Hibiscus & Ginger Simple Syrup

1 Indian Tonic (not included in the kit)

Freeze-dried Strawberry Garnish (by FAVES)

3 drops of Grapefruit Bitters 

 

Fresh garnish: [Just add nature]

Rosemary (not included in the kit)

 

Make it:

Fill a glass with plenty of ice. Add the gin, simple syrup, and tonic. Garnish with the freeze-dried strawberries and finish with three drops of the grapefruit bitters. Light a candle, sit back, chat, and enjoy.

 

THE “FANCY” ONE

Feeling dapper? This Spekboom Gin & MCC Cocktail is a flavour explosion of sweet floral and fruity notes. It’s got that extra kick of love for a well-rounded, elegant, pretty & enjoyable cocktail.

 

You will need:

1 shot Spekboom Gin

1 shot Hibiscus & Ginger Simple Syrup

2 shots of your favourite MCC or Sparkling Wine (not included in the kit)

1 Indian Tonic (not included in the kit)

Freeze-dried Strawberry Garnish (by FAVES)

3 drops of Grapefruit Bitters 

 

Fresh garnish: [Just add nature]

Rose petals (not included in the kit)

 

Make it:

With lots of ice in a shaker, add the Spekboom Gin and simple syrup and shake it like you mean it. Pour into your most elegant cocktail class, add the MCC and top up with tonic. Garnish with the freeze-dried strawberries and rose petals. Add the grapefruit bitters for that extra vibrant and fruity notes.

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