Hello Joburgers, this week our cocktail of the week is none other than the chai…
We spoke to Emilia Knight of Appetite Knight for her go-to VerGin cocktail recipe, The Hot VerGin.
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Makes: 2 cocktails
1 teaspoon red chilli flakes (alternatively, one can use a small amount of fresh red chilli – deseeded)
1/2 lemon, rind and juice
Sprig of fresh mint, 6-8 leaves
50 ml VerGin Limón non-alcoholic botanical spirits
Lemon rind (to garnish)
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Briefly bruise mint leaves, chilli, lemon rind and juice with a pestle & mortar. Strain.
Fill the glasses with crushed ice; divide the juice between the 2 glasses before adding 25 ml of VerGin Limon to each and top up with premium Tonic.
Garnish with lemon rind curls or thinly cut strips, and top with a sprig of mint.
Add freshly chopped chilli if you want to spice it up even more.
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