Blushing Monkey gin and tonic
While I was with Kate it seemed rude not to sample a gin and tonic, even though it was before midday (a rare event for me). Kate explained that for Blushing Monkey gin to be at its best, the order in which ingredients are added has to be reversed. Put simply, this is a sketch rather than a recipe, and was invented by a Gin Kitchen friend, Lesley-Anne. Chunky ice is essential here too, as if it’s too slushy it will water down the drink too quickly. Use a Copa de Balon gin glass for maximum effect. Ingredients
50ml Blushing Monkey gin
Half a bottle of premium tonic (Fever Tree or Fentim)
Fine strips of lime
A slice of dragon fruit for a dramatic finishMethod
• Half fill a Copa glass with chunky ice. Pour over half a small bottle of premium tonic or more to suit palate.
• Pour Blushing Monkey gin in a circular fashion to create a candy-floss pink cloud.
• Garnish with a twist of lime and a slice of dragonfruit.