As Gin & Tonic Day approaches on 19 October 2023, BULLDOG Gin, the iconic brand known for its fearless approach to gin-making, is gearing up for the celebration. With a history dating back to 2007 and a reputation for pushing the boundaries, BULLDOG Gin invites gin lovers and newcomers alike to join in on the festivities.

The G&T is a beloved British icon that has made its way to South Africa and been embraced with open arms. Whether enjoyed on a lively rooftop bar overlooking the Atlantic or savoured on a sweltering day in the bushveld, the refreshing qualities of this classic cocktail are perfectly suited to our warm weather.

These timeless cocktails combine bitterness and a touch of sweetness to create a truly unique and crisp drink. To mark the occasion, BULLDOG Gin is excited to share three cocktail recipes that showcase the versatility and flavour profile of their gin:

BULLDOG Gin Tonic

Fresh, modern, and free-spirited, the BULLDOG Gin Tonic is infused with a burst of daring flavours. 

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml BULLDOG Gin
  • 150 ml chilled tonic
  • Copa glass
  • Frozen lime

How to make it:

  • Fill a copa glass with ice and chill.
  • Empty the glass, draining excess water, and refill it with fresh ice.
  • Pour 50 ml of BULLDOG Gin into the glass using a jigger, then add 150 ml of chilled premium tonic water.
  • Stir and garnish with a slice of frozen lime.
  • Serve and enjoy!

BULLDOG Gin Tonic Bold

Elevating the classic Gin & Tonic to new heights, the Gin Tonic Bold boasts an unconventional and modern garnish that adds a distinctive twist. 

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml BULLDOG Gin
  • 150 ml chilled tonic
  • Black copa glass
  • Charred grapefruit

How to make it:

  • Fill a black copa glass with ice and chill.
  • Empty the glass, draining excess water, and refill it with fresh ice.
  • Pour 50 ml of BULLDOG Gin into the glass using a jigger, then add 150 ml of chilled premium tonic water.
  • Stir and garnish with a slice of charred grapefruit.
  • Sip and savour!

BULLDOG Gin Sonic

Experience the unique aromatics of the BULLDOG Gin Sonic cocktail, complete with its signature charred lemon wedge.

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml BULLDOG Gin
  • 75 ml chilled tonic
  • 75 ml chilled soda
  • Black highball glass
  • Charred lemon wedge

How to make it:

  • Fill a highball glass with ice and chill.
  • Empty the glass, draining excess water, and refill it with fresh ice.
  • Pour 50 ml of BULLDOG Gin into the glass using a jigger, then top with 75ml of chilled premium tonic water and 75 ml of chilled premium soda.
  • Stir and garnish with a slice of charred lemon wedge.
  • Relax and enjoy!

For more information about BULLDOG Gin and to discover more cocktail recipes, visit the BULLDOG Gin website.