I must say I do love a good Gin and Tonic but I'm always counting the calories. Now we can't delete the calories out of the gin but we can certainly take some out of the mixes. Nexba have kindly shared these recipes with Sydney Chic.
CRANBERRY & HIBISCUS G&T
This cocktail was inspired by Nexba's cranberry and hibiscus tonic water which adds a lot
of flavour in itself so they have simply added some freshly squeezed lemon, as well as
some cranberry juice (Nexba highly recommend checking the packaging to ensure you
are buying fresh cranberry juice i.e. not from concentrate). Alternatively, you can make it
fresh at home!
This is a great one to make for entertaining guests. It’s so simple and so tasty and ideal for balmy nights!
2 cups cranberry juice
4 cups cranberry and hibiscus tonic water
6 shots gin
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 large handful ice cubes
Mint leaves, to garnish
Cranberries or raspberries (fresh or frozen) to garnish
Combine all ingredients (except garnish) in a large jar and mix.
Pour into the jar (or individual glasses) and garnish with cranberries (or raspberries) and fresh mint leaves.
ROSEMARY GRAPEFRUIT COCKTAIL
A delicious, fruity cocktail (or mocktail).
If you prefer a slightly sweeter beverage, add in some freshly squeezed orange juice to balance out the
bitterness of the grapefruit.
Garnish with a rosemary sprig and some fresh grapefruit, serve with ice and voila! Simple and
2 1/2 cups classic Nexba tonic water
4 shots gin (optional)
2 cups fresh grapefruit juice
1 cup ice cubes
Rosemary sprigs and additional grapefruit (to garnish)
Combine all ingredients (except rosemary and grapefruit to garnish) in a large jar and mix
Pour into glasses and garnish with rosemary sprigs and fresh grapefruit.
CLASSIC GIN AND TONIC
All you need is some gin, classic tonic and some lime to garnish. If you want a subtle twist, try this
recipe with Nexba lime, cucumber and mint tonic.
2 shots gin
2 cups Nexba classic tonic
1 handful ice cubes
Mint, to garnish
Add a small handful of ice cubes to 2 jars/classes and then evenly distribute gin between the glasses.
Top with Nexba classic tonic water and garnish with lime and/or mint leaves.