Kiwi gin maker shares her secret recipe for the perfect summer cocktail

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There's nothing better than a cheeky gin on a beautiful summer's day.

Well, now you can elevate your tipples with these deliciously refreshing gin cocktail recipe! It features a zesty twist and is sure to become a new favourite.

Kiwi-made Lighthouse Gin's head distiller Rachel Hall is sharing her secret Gin-cello recipes to help add a little zing to your next summer soiree.

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Lighthouse Gin's 'Gin-cello' recipe

Ingredients:

• 12 lemons halved
• 2/3 cup sugar
• 700ml bottle of Gin

Method:

1. Add lemons & sugar to a stand mixer and mix on low until lemons are crushed and sugar is dissolved (you can also mix by hand with a wooden spoon).

2. Once sugar is dissolved, slowly stir in gin.

3. Place into a sealed container and leave in the fridge for a minimum of 2 days (we like to leave it for a week) to infuse.

4. Strain through a fine sieve into a bottle. Place bottle back in fridge until needed.

'Gin-cello' spritz cocktail recipe

Ingredients:

• Ice
• 30ml Gin-cello
15ml white vermouth (we recommend Dolin Blanc)
10ml fresh lemon juice

Method:

1. Add ice, Gin-cello, white vermouth and lemon juice into a glass.

2. Top with soda, garnish with sprig of thyme and enjoy!

R18 Drink responsibly 

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