Cocktail Recipes

Kaffir Lime Gimlet

Ingredients & Method

• 30ml lime juice
• 60ml gin
• 30ml kaffir lime syrup (recipe below)
• 1/4 teaspoon matcha
• ice
• lime wheel
• kaffir lime leaf to garnish

☛ Place half a cup of ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add gin, lime juice, kaffir lime syrup and matcha. Cover and shake for a couple of minutes until blended and chilled. Add 5–6 ice cubes to a 230ml cocktail glass. Strain the cocktail over the ice in the glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and kaffir lime leaf. Serve immediately.

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Ingredients for the syrup:

• 4 double kaffir lime leaves
• 60g (1/4 cup) caster sugar
• 125ml (1/2 cup) water

☛ Finely chop the kaffir lime leaves. Place them and all the other ingredients in a small saucepan on medium heat. Bring to boil. Remove from heat and strain into a jar. Cool completely, cover and store in the fridge until you are ready to use it. The syrup will last in the fridge for up to 10 days.