Welcome to a world where tradition meets modern flair in the realm of mixology! Today, we’re excited to share a cocktail recipe that is not just a drink, but a journey through the vibrant streets of Dubrovnik. Inspired by the historical charm and contemporary spirit of the Dubrovnik Republic Gin, we present to you the “Dubrovnik Sunshine” – a cocktail that captures the essence of our gin’s unique character. This recipe is designed to enchant your senses, combining the rich botanicals of our gin with a playfully vibrant hue, reminiscent of the golden sunsets over the Adriatic Sea. Let’s dive into the art of crafting this yellow-colored marvel, a drink that promises to be the highlight of your next gathering.
- 6 cl Dubrovnik Republic Gin
- 2.2 cl Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1.5 cl Honey Syrup (equal parts honey and water)
- A splash of Soda Water
- A pinch of Turmeric (for a vibrant yellow color)
- Lemon twist or a sprig of thyme for garnish
- Prepare Honey Syrup: Mix equal parts honey and warm water until the honey is fully dissolved. Allow it to cool.
- Mixing the Cocktail: In a shaker, combine the Dubrovnik Republic Gin, fresh lemon juice, honey syrup, and a pinch of turmeric. The turmeric not only lends a stunning yellow color but also imparts a subtle, earthy flavor that complements the gin beautifully.
- Shake: Add ice to the shaker and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds to ensure the mixture is well chilled.
- Serving: Strain the cocktail into a chilled glass. A coupe glass works wonderfully for an elegant presentation.
- Add Fizz: Top off with a splash of soda water to introduce a refreshing effervescence.
- Garnish: Embellish with a lemon twist or a sprig of thyme to enhance the aroma and add a visually appealing touch.
Tasting Notes: The Dubrovnik Sunshine offers a harmonious blend of the distinctive botanicals found in Dubrovnik Republic Gin, balanced with the tangy freshness of lemon and the natural sweetness of honey. The addition of turmeric elevates the drink, creating a visually stunning and deliciously unique cocktail experience.
Perfect for those warm, sun-kissed afternoons or as a standout feature in your cocktail menu, the Dubrovnik Sunshine is a testament to the versatility and charm of Dubrovnik Republic Gin. Cheers to a cocktail that not only quenches your thirst but also tells a story with every sip!