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Celebrate the le-gin-dary spirit with Roku Gin

24 July 2020 by Ambrosia Magazine

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There are special days for all things dear to us… And gin, the fashionable drink, is definitely one among them. In recent years, there is a strong trend among urban Indians to explore and also opt for gin as their spirit of choice owing to its refreshing appeal and exclusive botanical flavours, especially in cocktails and at brunches. The second Saturday of June, every year, is celebrated across the globe as World Gin Day.

In December 2019, Beam Suntory, the global premium spirits company, brought the flavourful Japan masterpiece – Roku® Gin to India with the launch of The House of Suntory portfolio. True to its Japanese craftsmanship, Roku alludes to the impeccable flavors and authenticity of the region. The unique blend artfully balances six unique Japanese botanicals – Sakura Flower or Yae-sakura and Sakuna Leaf or Oshima-sakura, which add the floral hints, Sencha Tea and Gyokoru Tea, for the full-bodied aroma, Sansho pepper or Bu-do Sansho, for the spicy notes, and Yuzu Peel, for the sweet citrus fruitiness.

With World Gin Day on 13th June, gin enthusiasts can look forward to exploring exciting new ways to enjoy this spirit that has conquered the love of beginners and aficionados alike. To celebrate the occasion, Beam Suntory brings to you a collection of fine Roku cocktails to be savoured within the comfort of your home:

ROKU TONIC – Roku gin, Tonic water and 6 strands of ginger

· Ingredients:
o 30 ml Roku
o 120 ml Tonic

· Garnish:
o Ginger sticks, as per your preference

· Method:
o Add all ingredients and build. Serve over cubed ice in a highball glass. Garnish with ginger slices.

ROKU SONIC – Roku Gin, Tonic Water, Soda Water, Lime

· Ingredients:

o 30 ml Roku
o 60 ml Tonic Water
o 60 ml Soda Water

· Garnish:
o Lime Garnish, as per your preference

· Method:
o Add ice to a highball glass and stir to chill glass. Add Roku and stir to chill the gin. Top with tonic.

ROKU SOUR – Roku Gin, Matcha Tea, Egg White, Yuzu Wheel

· Ingredients:
o 60 ml Roku
o 10 ml Matcha Tea
o 1 Egg White

· Garnish:
o Yuzu Wheel

· Method:

o Add egg whites to the shaker and shake to aerate. Add Roku and Matcha tea and shake. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a Yuzu wheel.

ROKU NEGRONI – Roku Gin, Umeshu, Campari, Orange Zest

· Ingredients:
o 30 ml Roku
o 15 ml Umeshu
o 15 ml Campari

· Garnish:
o Orange Zest, as per your preference

· Method:
o Add all ingredients and build. Serve over a large cube of ice in an Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with orange zest.

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