Hope Distillery Brings Summer Into Your Kitchen!

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All the freshness – Hope Distillery Gin has summer on their minds


Your summery cocktail is served! Summer is all about cocktails – and our spirit of choice is gin, the one to rule ’em all!

Hope Distillery, renowned for its flavoursome boutique gins, has come up with a 100% fresh beverage for the season.

Combining any of Hope’s gins with an easy-to-make blend of fruit, sweetly pungent basil leaves and ice, the Strawberry, Watermelon & Basil Gin Slushy is the ultimate thirst-quencher. Now, if this doesn’t shout Summer! then what does?

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Hope Distillery summery cocktail!

Strawberry, Watermelon & Basil Gin Slushy

Serves 1

60 ml Hope Gin (works well with all three Hope Gins: use Mediterranean if you want to up the basil notes; and African Botanical if you want to highlight the berries)

5 strawberries

½ cup watermelon

3 basil leaves

1 cup ice

Blend all the ingredients together and pour into a glass. Garnish with edible flowers.

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Gin, basil & watermelon slushy by Hope Distillery. Photo Michelle Parkin.

Recipe designed by Simone Kruger (@yellowpapaya on Instagram) and shot by Michelle Parkin (@michelleparkinphotography).

Hope Distillery (formerly Hope on Hopkins) is synonymous with quality and distinction. The company’s recent rebranding reflects its global reach and underscores its commitment to exceptional quality.

For more information, please see www.hopedistillery.co.za.


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