Nothing makes us feel more fancy-fine than springtime, thanks to warmed-up weather and best of all the romance of a world in bloom. In anticipation of spring’s arrival (any day now, Mother Nature!), we’re adding a dash of flora to groom-up cocktails that we’ll sip and sniff on with equal pleasure. Our Spekoom Gin really brings out the best of natures delights.
1 1/4 cup sugar
3tbs dried marigold leaves
1tbs marigold tea
25ml/1shot of lemon juice
25ml/1shot marigold syrup
2 springs of thyme
100 ml of marigold tea
50ml/2 shots New Harbour Spekboom Gin
Garnish with marigold and thyme
Add all ingredients for the syrup to a small saucepan & bring to a boil. Reduce to a slow simmer and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, let cool and strain. Bring water for the tea to a boil and pour over the marigold leaves in a heat-safe container. Allow to steep for 10-12 minutes. Add lemon juice, marigold syrup and thyme to the bottom of a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add tea, gin and plenty of ice. Shake well. Strain into glass and top with a splash of champagne.