Gin lends itself to the creation of a very large number of cocktails offering an almost infinite palette of flavours and colours, all of which are highly seductive. We suggest four that have the advantage of being very simple to make.
The best known of all gin cocktails is also the most demanding of all on the character of the gin used. Only a gin originating from a wheat brandy will allow the gin tonic to release all the richness and subtlety of its inimitable bouquet of flavours, without unbalancing or distorting them.
The other essential characteristic for a successful gin tonic is to use a gin with sufficient aromatic power for its aromas to express themselves properly as a counterpoint to the tonic, which is obtained with a good gin bottled at a minimum of 43%.
- CICADA Gin : 4 cl
- Indian Tonic : 8 à 10 cl
- A slice of lemon and a sprig of rosemary
- Pour the gin into a "copita" glass on a few ice cubes.
- Top it off with Tonic.
- Stir gently to keep the bubbles and the sparkle of this cocktail.
- Decorate with a slice of lemon in the glass and a sprig of rosemary.
The Provençal expression of the famous French 75 cocktail which is named after a 75 mm gun of the French artillery from the First World War, famous for its speed and accuracy.
It was created by Scot Harry MacElhone at Harry's American Bar in Paris in 1926.
- CICADA Gin : 3 cl
- Sugar syrup : 1 cl
- Lemon juice: 1 cl
- Sparkling wine with from Provence fine bubbles : about 7 cl to complete the glass
- Pour the ingredients into a "flute" type glass then slowly add the Provence sparkling wine with fine bubbles.
- Decorate with a lemon zest on the rim of the glass.
- CICADA Gin : 5 cl
- Lemon juice : 2,5 cl
- sugar syrup : 2 cl
- 8 to 10 basil leaves
- Put the basil leaves and lemon juice in a shaker.
- Gently mash the basil to release the flavours.
- Add the sugar syrup, ice cubes and gin.
- Shake the shaker vigorously and pour into a glass filled with ice cubes.
- Garnish with one or two additional basil leaves.
- CICADA Gin : 3 cl
- Red vermouth : 3 cl
- Campari : 3 cl
- A slice of orange for decoration
- Pour the gin, the red vermouth and the Campari into a tumbler.
- Complete with 3 or 4 cl of sparkling water.
- Add the ice cubes.
- Stir with a spoon for a few seconds.
- Decorate the glass with a slice of orange.