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Persian Saffron-Infused Gin and Tonic

Persian Saffron-Infused Gin and Tonic

Put a spin on your favourite gin based cocktail.

Persian Saffron-Infused Gin and Tonic

Makes 2

 

Pinch saffron threads (or to taste)

½ cup gin

¼ cup caster sugar

Ice cubes, to serve (see tip, below)

2 cups chilled tonic water

Lime wedges, to serve

 

Place saron threads into gin. Set aside for 1 hour to infuse. Strain. Place sugar and 2 tablespoons water in a small saucepan. Stir over a low heat for 2-3 minutes or until dissolved. Set aside to cool. Divide saron-infused gin between two 1½-cup capacity glasses. Add 1-2 tablespoons of sugar syrup (to taste). Stir then top with ice cubes and tonic. Serve with lime wedges.

 

SMART TIP

You can serve the drink with saffron ice cubes. Infuse ½ of the saffron in gin. Freeze remaining in ice cube trays. As the ice melts, it will flavour and colour the drink.

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