CHEERS TO THAT

Looking for a signature cocktail for your engagement, hen’s, or big day?
Lovers of the classic gin and tonic can be inspired by some of these recipes.
To keep the calories down, Australia beverage brand, Nexba, has developed sugar free tonic to add to your mixes.
Choose your favourite flavour and enjoy.

Blueberry G&T

Superfood cocktails… Blueberries are absolutely packed with antioxidants, but if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding in a teaspoon of butterfly pea powder. Butterfly pea powder is made by grinding organic butterfly pea flowers. Its health benefits are similar to that of green tea, antioxidants, increased immunity, supporting heart health and boosting metabolism. Aside from the health benefits, mixing butterfly pea powder with lemon juice creates a beautiful blue-purple. It’s the perfect natural alternative to food colouring.

Serves 3

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups tonic water
3 shots gin
3/4 cup frozen blueberries, plus extra to garnish
1 tsp butterfly pea powder, optional
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 handful ice cubes
A few mint leaves, to garnish

Method
Firstly mix butterfly pea powder (if using) and lemon juice in a small bowl.
Transfer to a large jar and add all remaining ingredients, except garnish.
Pour into glasses and garnish with mint leaves and additional blueberries.
Serve and enjoy.

Rosemary grapefruit tonic

A delicious, fruity cocktail, or mocktail.

Serves 4

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups tonic water
4 shots gin (optional)
2 cups fresh grapefruit juice
1 cup ice cubes
Rosemary sprigs and additional grapefruit to garnish

Method
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.
Serve with ice and enjoy!
If you prefer a slightly sweeter beverage, add in some freshly squeezed orange juice to balance out the bitterness of the grapefruit.

Pine lime G&T

If you’re feeling extra fancy, serve this one in a pineapple cup, simply by scooping out the pineapple flesh and adding in your beverage.

Serves 2

Ingredients
1 cup pineapple juice (or Nexba pineapple sparkling infusion)
1 cup Nexba lime, cucumber and mint tonic water
2 shots gin
1 tbsp lime juice
1 handful ice cubes
Lime and mint for garnish

Method
Combine all ingredients (except garnish) in a large jar and mix.
Pour into mason jars and garnish with lime and mint.
Serve and enjoy!