Gin lovers rejoice!

It’s time for all you gin lovers to rejoice as World Gin Day returns for its eighth year

In celebration of World Gin Day on 11 June, we’re giving you lucky lovers of the juniper based nectar a treat for the senses. We asked chief mixologist of Henry Wong Harborne, Shine to rustle up a fragrant cocktail apt for the occasion and here it is – a fiery citrus number that hits the spot.


  • 25ml gin (Shine uses Greenhook Ginsmiths American dry gin)
  • 15ml Square One basil vodka
  • 10ml pineapple juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 5ml lemon
  • 5ml lime
  • 5ml orange
  • 1 pepper chilli
  • Coriander leaves to taste
  • One fresh hot red chilli


Squeeze the fresh lemon and lime into a Boston shaker glass. Add a small handful of freshly cut coriander leaves, a chopped red pepper chilli, the freshly squeezed orange, pineapple juice, sugar syrup and gin and top the shaker with ice cubes. Shake all of the ingredients and pour the contents into a Champagne Saucer using a 4 prong strainer. Garnish with a fresh red chilli.

Henry Wong Harborne, 283 High Street, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9QH. Tel 0121 427 7666