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Gin & Tonic 4 Ways

By Kings Camp Team on February 27, 2018

For hundreds of years gin and tonic has been the drink of choice on safari. At Kings Camp we take this tradition very seriously. Our experienced mixologists have carefully designed a number of variations of this much-loved classic, and they have done so using proudly South African craft gin. Our team at Kings Camp have shared 4 of their favourite gin and tonic recipes for you to try in your own home.

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The African Gold

Zesty orange and spicy cinnamon is paired with the fragrant Clemengold Gin to create a robust and moreish flavour. Distilling gin in the heart of the Mother City, Clemengold is one of the cities’ best. If you’re looking for the real taste of Africa, The African Gold is the way to go.

Ingredients

1 part Clemengold Gin

4 parts low sugar Indian Tonic

Orange slices & Cinnamon stick

Image Credit: @clemengoldgin

The Painted Dog 

For those looking for a more traditional G&T with a slight twist, The Painted Dog is for you. At the Six Dogs Distillery, creating Gin is more than just the handpicked botanicals and custom-designed copper still, it is about doing what they love every day. It’s no surprise that the love and care that goes into making this exquisite Gin is something to write home about. Pair it with fresh cucumber and a sprig of basil to really bring out the flavour.

Ingredients

1 part Six Dogs Karoo Gin

4 parts low sugar Indian Tonic

Cucumber & Basil

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The Orange Mongoose

The Orange Mongoose is a citrusy delight with aromatic earthiness from the sprig of thyme. Mixed with the spectacular Time Anchor gin, which is aged and bottled in the trendy district of Maboneng, Johannesburg, this cocktail will have you itching for the clock to strike 5.

Ingredients

1 Part Time Anchor Livingstone Gin

4 Parts low sugar Indian Tonic

Orange Slice, Orange Peel & Thyme

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The Laughing Hyena

The Laughing Hyena is perfect for anyone looking for a funky take on the ordinary G&T. Made with Ginifer Gin, and accented with pineapple and sage, this interesting mix is best paired with incredible African sunsets. The Ginifer distillery aims to honour the cultures of one of South Africa’s major cities, Johannesburg. This unique gin is made up of 13 botanicals, takes 4 days to make and 2 months to age, and it is well worth the wait!

Ingredients

1.5 part handcrafted Ginifer

4 Parts low sugar Indian Tonic

Pineapple & Sage

If you try your hand at one of these delicious drinks above, snap a photograph and share it with us on social media! We love to see how our recipes turn out.

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For more delicious gin and tonic cocktails, or to sample one of these made by the pros at Kings Camp themselves, contact us today to plan your next Timbavati safari.

 

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