My name is Basil
Ingredients: 2 shots A Mari Atlantic, handful of basil, ice, tonic water
Muddle the basil in a shaker ( this means bash it gently in a suitable receptacle) and then add two shots of A Mari Atlantic and ice, shake then add to a glass over ice * garnish with a fresh basil leaf.
Sunset on the hood of a Rover
Ingredients: 2 shots A Mari Atlantic Ocean Gin, 1-2 tbsp African wild honey, 2 shots lemon juice (fresh), soda water, ice
Method: drizzle a bit of honey in the bottom of the glass, shake the honey and gin and lemon juice add ice and soda water, stir * you can add a cardamom pod too for a bit of zing..
Chili Lime Indian G&T
Ingredients: 2 shots A Mari Indian Ocean Gin, fresh red chilli, fresh limes, pinch of salt, tonic water (we like an Indian tonic for this)
Method: squeeze a lime or two into the bottom of the glass, add the gin, and two more quartered limes, and one red chilli * fill the glass with ice * top with tonic water and a pinch of salt, stir, and serve.
Lets get Minted
Ingredients: 2 shots A Mari Atlantic Ocean Gin, fresh mint, lemon syrup, tonic water
Method: add syrup and gin to a glass, muddle over the mint * add tonic water and ice and top with fresh mint leaves
The Pink Lady
Ingredients: A Mari Atlantic Ocean Gin; punnet of mulberries or strawberries or raspberries; lemons; cinnamon quill, dried rose petal and lemon wheel to garnish.
Method: blend the fruit, ice and juice of half a lemon * strain the juice * then add gin and bitters to a glass, mix * add fruit juice, top with crushed ice and garnish.
Bloody A Mari (the hangover cure)
Ingredients: 2 shots A Mari Atlantic, a 50/50 mix of tomato juice and tamarillo juice ( tree tomato, if these are in season) to which you add 2 dashes tabasco, 2tsp fresh horseradish, 2 dashes Worcester sauce, 1 pinch celery salt, 1 pinch black pepper, 1 pinch smoked paprika, 1 pinch ghost habanero.
Method:Shake, pour over ice and garnish with a bacon sandwich!
Ingredients: 1.5 tot A Mari Indian Ocean Gin, 0.5 tot cold chai tea, 0.5 tot Ramazotti Amaro
Garnish: chai spice ( make a tea masala from dried ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper and cardamom)
Method: mix the cold chai, A Mari and Ramazotti in a shaker with ice * wet the rim of the glass and roll in chai spice * pour in the drink and enjoy
The Ocean Negroni
The basic law of thumb with a Negroni is a third of each alcohol.
Ingredients: 1 tot A Mari (we like Indian best for this) 1 tot Campari 1 tot Amaro (Ramazotti or Cynar work very well) sliver of orange rind or a burnt orange slice
Method: Shake ingredients over ice, pour into a tumbler over ice, garnish with orange
The Classic Martini
Ingredients: 2 shots A Mari Atlantic, splash
Vermouth ( we use Dolin)
Method: rinse the Martini glass out with the Vermouth. Discard. Stir gin over ice and pour into glass, garnish with an olive or a twist of grapefruit peel.
The Gin Old Fashioned
Ingredients: 2 shots A Mari Indian Ocean, 3 dashes Angostura bitters, 1 Sugar Cube, Club Soda, Orange for garnish
Method: Place the sugar cube (or 1/2 teaspoon loose sugar) in a tumbler. Wet it with 2 or 3 dashes of Angostura bitters and a short splash of club soda. Crush the sugar with a wooden muddler, high heel, rolling pin, spoon, whatever. Rotate the glass so that the sugar grains and bitters coat it. Add a large ice cube. Pour in the gin. Stir. Garnish. Drink.
A Mari Aperol
Ingredients: 1 - 1¼ oz. A Mari Atlantic (depending on strong you like it!) ¾ oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice ½ oz. Aperol ¼ oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec
Method: shake over ice, pour into a coupe, serve with an orange slice
A Mari Strawmaris
This is like, EPIC, for summer. Its light and fragrant and could be a desert and counts as one of your five a day. WInner.
Ingredients: 2oz A Mari Atlantic, 1 punnet fresh strawberries, fresh mint, soda, sugar syrup.
Method: Blitz strawbs in a blender, strain out seeds. sweeten to taste with sugar syrup. Add to a shaker with the gin, shake and/or into a tumbler with ice, top with a splash of soda, stir, garnish with mint.
A Mari Mojito
Ingredients; 2 oz A Mari Atlantic, 1 lime, juiced, 2 lime wedges, 1 oz simple syrup, 2 sprigs mint, club soda
Method: Muddle together a handful of mint with the lime wedges, juice and simple syrup .Add the gin and shake well. Pour into a glass of crushed ice, splash of soda, garnish with mint and more lime wedges.
A Mari Greyhound
Ingredients: 2oz A Mari Atlantic, 4oz fresh pink grapefruit juice, sugar syrup, pink grapefruit wheel to garnish
Method: Sweeten the grapefruit juice with the syrup to your taste. Add the grapefruit juice and the gin to a shaker, stir, pour into a chilled glass and garnish.
A Mariage of true minds
2 oz A Mari Indian Ocean, 1 oz Champagne, a sprinkle of pomegranate rubies to garnish
Method: Add gin and bubbles to a flute, top with pomegranate rubies. Feel like a princess.
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