Ah, tzatziki. That deliciously refreshing and zingy little number with a perfect balance of herbs and acidity. But with that stellar list of qualities, the question remains - how does one best enjoy tzatziki? As an appetiser or dip? Or maybe as a sauce? Then again, it does make a tasty side dish. Well in true JSoc fashion, we thought we’d throw one more into the mix. Now it’s also a gin - a flavoursome, yet delicate and mind-blowingly luscious gin. To honour the versatile and delectable tzatziki, we layered the silkiness of olive oil with deeper herbaceous notes and gave it a bright botanical zestiness. Tzatziki Gin is now on the menu.
Pair with Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic and garnish with lime peel.
It’s no secret that we love a good Negroni and if we could, we’d feature one every month! Luckily for us, John Gertsen of the Boston bar 'Drink' has come up with a modern creation that has massive Negroni-esque vibes, but replaces two of its three ingredients - so can’t really be claimed as a Negroni, right? With Aperol in place of Campari and a dry vermouth instead of sweet, The Contessa is a lighter, less bitter twist on the classic. Our Tzatziki Gin lends a beautiful savoury undertone to this gorgeously orange cocktail, perfect for drinking in the sunset.
30ML TZATZIKI GIN
30ML DRY VERMOUTH*
GARNISH: LEMON PEEL
*WE RECOMMEND MAIDENII CLASSIC FOR THIS COCKTAIL
Add all ingredients to an ice-filled mixing glass and stir.
Strain into an old fashioned glass over a large cube of ice.
Gin & Apple Juice
If you’re looking for a cocktail that’s big on refreshment and zing with the bonus of a lingering sweetness, then look no further than our tall glass of Gin & Apple Juice. You’re definitely going to want to track down a fresh pressed apple juice for this (or better yet, give the juicer a run for its money!) to create that crisp and sweet base for our scrumptious Tzatziki Gin. With a gingery bite adding to the line-up, you’ll be sipping on this gin and juice for a long time to come.
45ML TZATZIKI GIN
100ML FRESH PRESSED APPLE JUICE
15ML MONIN GINGER SYRUP
GARNISH: SLICE OF GINGER
Add all ingredients to an ice-filled highball glass.
Stir gently to combine.