Aromatic Hot Gin will warm you up on those chilly summer evenings when the sun set is too good to miss allowing you stay outside a little while longer.
When the weather is all about the sunshine and the days are gloriously hot, a Gin and Tonic with lots of ice is perfect. It shouts summer and a nod to the end of a long day. However once the sun starts to dip taking with it the day’s warmth then a hot G&T fits beautifully.
Although I didn’t use tonic in my Aromatic Hot Gin recipe, therefore not technically a Hot Gin and Tonic, I did use water making it more of a Toddy. The use of lemon juice and cinnamon gives an aromatic flavour that will allow you to forgive me.
With hands cupped around enamel mugs, blankets on knees and extra layers, chilly summer evenings can stand proud among sun shiny summer days. Whether you are relaxing in the garden or camping out with friends over the long stretch of summer holidays ahead or perhaps about to head back into a festival after a well-deserved base camp snooze, this recipe needs no chilled ingredients therefore perfect cocktail for any of the above activities.
Of course, you can drink these on their own but should you want to serve food then a platter of fresh salmon cooked over a layer of dill, buttered new potatoes and dotted about with soured cream then I couldn’t think of a better pairing.
- 80ml water
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Sliced lemon slice
- 1 teaspoon golden granulated sugar
- 40ml gin
- 1 cinnamon stick
- In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil and then remove from the heat and add the remaining ingredients.
- Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
- Serve straightaway with cinnamon stick to keep stirring to cool.
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