4 November 2019

Life handed you lemons? Grab gin!

A gin and tonic to safari is like water to sailing – you can’t have one without the other! With the craft gin industry booming and gin a trend not set to stop, we’ve collected more than 20 of our favourite bottles from around the world in our bar. This gives us one of the most, if not THE most, comprehensive gin offerings in northern Tanzania. Not to mention being one of the first lodges to offer the bespoke tonics of Fitch & Leedes as a mix.

Inspiration for our gin and tonics comes from our gardens – vegetable and herbs make each chilled glass utter botanical bliss. Try some of our favourite recipes for yourself…

When life gives you lemons, make a gin & tonic.

Want to keep the East African feeling going when you get home? Enjoy these gin & tonic cocktails whenever you are feeling nostalgic for Tanzania.

Cucumber & black pepper

60ml Gordons Gin (or a Gin of your choice)

15ml Lemon Juice

Top up with Indian Tonic or a tonic of your choice

Garnish with black pepper (two turns of your Peppermill) and a couple of cucumber sliced lengthways

Strawberry & balsamic

60ml Gordons Gin (or a Gin of your choice)

3ml Balsamic Vinegar

Top up with Indian Tonic or a tonic of your choice

Garnish with sliced Strawberries, black pepper (two turns of your peppermill) and a twig of Italian Parsley

Citrus & rosemary

60ml Gordons Gin (or a Gin of your choice)

3 thin slices of citrus fruit – Orange, Lemon or Lime, pip removed)

Top up with Indian Tonic or a Tonic of your choice

Garnish with a sprig of fresh Rosemary

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Vanilla & lime

60ml Gordons Gin (or a Gin of your choice)

a dash of Vanilla Essence

15ml Lemon Juice

150ml Tangawizi Ginger Beer

150ml Indian Tonic or a Tonic of your choice

Garnish with two slices of Lime