Gin Week Recipe Round-Up

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It’s Gin Week and we are rounding up our favourite gin recipes for you to try out. We love an alcohol that is both delicious to drink and delicious to cook with. Gin is exactly that alcohol for us! So much more than the classic G&T (even though it’s still a fave), gin works perfectly with seafood, summery salads and wintery desserts. In honour of World Gin Day, we’ve collated some of our favourite recipes for a year round celebration of this timeless tipple.

Savoury Gin Recipes

No, Gin isn’t only for drinking! Using it in savoury dishes adds a wonderful depth of flavour to dressings and marinades, especially when using botanical gins, like Inverroche or Hope on Hopkins.

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Gin Cured Angelfish

We love the flavour that the addition of gin gives this Angelfish ceviche. The tangy cured fish is the perfect appetiser served atop crunchy bruschetta and creamy avo.

Get the recipe for this Gin Cured Angelfish

Citrusy Summer Salad with Gin Dressing

Citrus is a great addition to any salad. It adds juiciness, sweetness and a delicious tang. Pair that with a gin dressing and you’ll have the perfect balance of sweet and bitter.

Get the recipe for this Citrusy Summer Salad with Gin Dressing

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Gibson Cocktail Oysters with Lime

The iconic Gibson Cocktail makes an appearance in these zhuzhed up oysters. Complete with Inverroche Classic, pickled onion and lime zest, these oysters are the perfect starter to a great evening of indulging.

Get the recipe for these Gibson Cocktail Oysters with Lime

Gin Botanical Cured Trout

A stunning dish infused with the botanicals used in gin. Brush with your favourite gin, serve alongside a delicious G&T and you’re party ready!

Get the recipe for Gin Botanical Cured Trout


Sweet Gin Recipes

Summer or winter, there’s always something you can do with gin. Come winter, swap out summery salads for these delicious desserts. They’re comforting, warm and will give you that extra kick when its just a bit too cold outside!

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Boozy Gin Hot Chocolate with Homemade Marshmallows

This orange hot chocolate with bruléed homemade marshmallows is a recipe we guarantee will become part of your winter repertoire. We’ve used Inverroche Coco L’Orange to add some extra caramel and citrusy notes that complement the chocolate so well. Don’t forget the homemade marshmallows!

Get the recipe for Gin Hot Chocolate with Homemade Marshmallows

Ginger Pear Cake with Gin & Tonic Poached and Caramelised Pears

Instead of using wine for the pear poaching liquid, we’ve added a modern twist a modern twist to this dessert using gin and tonic as a poaching liquid instead. This show stopping cake is topped with gin and tonic poached pears and an indulgent salted caramel sauce.

Get the recipe for Ginger Pear Cake with Gin & Tonic and Caramelised Pears


Gin Cocktails

We all know and love the classic G&T, but the sky is the limit for this humble alcohol, especially when you have such an incredible selection of local craft botanical gins to choose from.

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Warm Buttered Gin Cocktail

Butter and spice and all things nice – this gin cocktail is spiced butter caramelly goodness and will warm you up from the inside out. Perfect for a cold, winter’s night!

Get the recipe for this Warm Buttered Gin Cocktail

ClemenGold Gin & Tonic with Polenta Crackers

A fruity gin & tonic with a spicy kick. The addition of the jalapeño and ClemenGold citrus makes this the perfect Autumnal version of your classic G&T. Pair it with scrumptious polenta crackers and you have the perfect appetiser too!

Get the recipe for the ClemenGold Gin & Tonic with Polenta Crackers


Have a look at our list of Standout South African Gins to see how many local craft gins are on offer.

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