Those who think my gin is a one-trick pony should think again. Yes, it upgrades every cocktail, but there are so many more ways to let my rebellious spirit work its magic. I gathered three crazy recipes for an unforgettable Father’s Day.
First things first: there’s no such thing as an international Father’s Day. Most countries, including the Netherlands, the UK and the US, celebrate it on the third Sunday of June. Italy, Spain and Portugal picked March 19, Denmark June 5 and the rest of Scandinavia the second Sunday of November. Germany honours its fathers on Ascension Day. Whatever the date, here’s some ideas to make the next Father’s Day one to remember.
1. Gin & Tonic cake
Forget those boring, soggy grandma cakes (with all due respect to grandma’s). To get Father’s Day started off properly, dads deserve a bit of spirited sweetness with their double espresso. All you need is some eggs, butter, sugar, flour, lemons, tonic water and a few shots of your favourite gin, i.e., Sir Edmond Gin. Here’s the recipe.
2. Gin & Tonic ice cream
Now we’ve got the starter covered, let’s talk about dessert. Sir Edmond Gin was inspired by the way Michelin star chefs use Bourbon vanilla to create culinary magic, and this ice cream sure knows how to enchant. The ingredients are roughly the same at the Gin & Tonic cake, plus the ice cream. It’s the perfect way to cool off. Try it.
3. The Rebellious Pornstar Martini
A cheeky cocktail for cheeky fathers. Pour 45 ml of Sir Edmond Gin into a shaker. Add 15 ml of Passoã or De Kuyper passion fruit liqueur. Add 60 ml of passion fruit purée. Sprinkle 2 barspoons of vanilla sugar on top. Shake, pour into cooled Martini glass and garnish with half a passion fruit. Don’t forget the sidecar of dry Champagne (intended to alternate with the cocktail as a palate cleanser). This is what it looks like. More into Gin & Tonics? We’ve got you covered with these twelve serves.
This is for the fathers and the father figures in our lives: we see you, we cherish you and we salute you. I’m sure they will know what to do with a fresh bottle of Sir Edmond Gin, so get one here. He deserves it.