We’re channeling Getafix’s concocting skills (and unbridled good nature) with potions of our own, mixed up outdoors in the sunshine, using generous splashes of Hendrick’s Gin (a classic and a favourite). Our first go takes our other longstanding drink, chai, and pimps it until it goes from a morning staple to a midnight must-have
You will need
1 measure of Hendrick’s Gin
1 measure of chai-sugar syrup (we’ll talk you through it)
The zest of half a lemon
To make the chai-sugar syrup:
Brew strong tea (but watch to ensure it doesn’t get too bitter). Add equal parts tea and sugar in a pan, and then stir to dissolve the sugar. Set aside and let it cool before using it to make drinks.
Throw the chai-sugar syrup, gin and ice into a shaker, give it a good shake and then strain it out into a glass. Top with the zest of half a lemon and garnish with a slice of lime. Cheers!
We're also giving you a taste of this season's piña colada aka the Nicolada.