Enjoy your gin even more with these cocktail recipes and unbeatable food pairings.

Want to take your average G&T to the next level? These 3 must-try gin recipes from Tanqueray will tantalise your taste buds, but if that isn't enough, we also have the perfect food pairings to go with them. So, the next time you want to throw a classy dinner party with your fellow gin lovers, give one of these a try.

Gin, Rosemary & Vermouth Highball

Gin Rosemary Vermouth Highball Cocktail Recipe

Image: Tanqueray

"The meaty spice of Tanqueray's London Dry Gin juniper coupled with the bitter cacao and coffee notes of Belsazar Red are a match made in heaven for robust, meaty steaks. The aromatic rosemary soda enhances the charred Maillard crust of a well-cooked piece of meat" says Jack Sotti, Tanqueray Brand Ambassador.

Ingredients

(Serves one - 2.1 units)
  • 40 ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
  • 20 ml Belsazar Red Cordial
  • Top with rosemary soda
  • Garnish with a sprig of rosemary 

Method

1. Pour the gin and cordial in a highball glass with cubed ice.

2. Top with rosemary soda, and garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of rosemary.

3. To complement the deep, smoky meat flavours, alight the rosemary sprig with a match/lighter. 

Food pairing:

  • Barbequed lamb 
  • Sticky spicy chicken  
  • Slow-cooked smoky beef 

Gin, Lime & Coriander Highball (for seafood dishes)

Gin Lime Coriander Highball Cocktail Recipe

Image: Tanqueray

“Seafood and citrus are a match made in heaven; think Ceviche, fresh lemon and salmon. Boost the maritime characteristics with a touch of smoked salt to finish” says Sotti.

Ingredients

(Serves one - 1.7 units)
  • 40 ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin 
  • 10 ml lime juice
  • 10 ml sugar syrup
  • Garnish with a sprig of coriander
  • Top with soda

Method

1. Muddle (mash) the lime juice, sugar syrup and coriander in the base of a highball glass. 

2. Add in the Tanqueray London Dry Gin then fill with cubed ice.

3. Top with soda, and garnish with coriander and a slice of lime for a delicate touch.

Food pairing:

  • Grilled prawn kebabs drizzled in lime juice
  • Barbequed tuna teriyaki 
  • Barbequed salmon with soy and brown sugar marinade

Gin, Basil & White Grapefruit Highball (Veggie dishes)

Gin Basil White Grapefruit Highball Cocktail Recipe

Image: Tanqueray

“Vegetables in their season need light fresh and herbaceous pairings to compliment them. Freshly torn basil with tomato and root veg is a perfect match, and the delicate bittersweet acidity of white grapefruit balances the soft sweetness of roasted veggies” saysSotti.

Ingredients 

(Serves one - 1.7 units)
  • 40 ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
  • 20 ml fresh pressed grapefruit juice
  • 10 ml sugar syrup
  • 1 sprig basil
  • Slice of fresh grapefruit
  • Top with soda

Method

1. Muddle (mash) the grapefruit juice, sugar syrup and basil in the base of a highball glass. 

2. Add in the Tanqueray London Dry Gin then fill with cubed ice.

3. Top with soda, and garnish with a slice of grapefruit and a sprig of basil for the perfect touch. 

Food pairing:

 

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