Fancy a gin and tonic in the sunshine, why not keep it local by grabbing a bottle from Bond Street Distillery based over in Hinckley?
As well as a cocktail bar, Hinckley’s Bond Street Distillery is also a distillery and gin school, producing their own small batch gin.
Throughout the lockdown period you can still order their Hinckley No 1 Gin, Signature London Dry or a summery taste with their Bond Street Raspberry Gin.
Dan from Bond Street Distillery has even shared a recipe off their new menu with us. Why don’t you give it a go?
Bond Street Basil Gimlet.
50ml Bond Street Signature (you can buy Leicester’s very own at www.thebondstreetdistillery.co.uk)
25ml Lime Juice
25ml Simple Syrup (See recipe)
5 Big Basil Leaves
Hard shake with cubed ice, double strain with a hawthorn and fine strainer. Garnish with a basil leaf and a twist of crack black pepper. Embrace the colour and enjoy!
This cocktail pairs fantastically with many Italian dishes, particularly lighter such as a Pollo.
Glassware – Coupe/cocktail glass
Simple Syrup Recipe – Measure 1:1 ratio of superfine sugar to water, for example 100g of water to 100g of sugar and stir till clear, if using granulated sugar a simmering on a low heat whilst stirring will aid the sugar dissolve.
You can find out more and buy online from the Bond Street Distillery website.