As we welcome the long weekend, we foresee late nights, over-eating and lots of booze. So if you’re planning to celebrate by the BBQ and swimming pool, may we suggest an obligatory variant of the Gin and Tonic? Called the Farmer George Gin and Tonic, it has been quite a staple at The Spiffy Dapper on Amoy Street and it’s well, better than the classic. But only because I am biased towards egg white-based drinks and coriander. Look above for Pavel Žd’árský, the resident bartender from the Czech Republic, to shake it up for us.
45ml curry leaf- and turmeric-inflused gin
25ml mango syrup
25ml lime juice
2 dash cardamon bitters
1 squeeze egg white (store your egg whites in a squeeze bottle)
2 sprigs fresh coriander
1 slice lemon
Combine the gin, mango syrup, one sprig of fresh coriander, cardamon bitters, lime juice and egg white in a shaker. Dry shake for around 7 seconds, followed by a wet shake (that is, with ice cubes) for about 10 seconds. Fine strain onto a large rock in a chilled goblet. Top it up with tonic and garnish with the lemon and fresh coriander.