Tanqueray Gin set me up on a blind date. It wasn’t what you'd call the conventional blind date. My date was a cocktail and before we could actually hang out I had to put him together lol. They sent over an entire kit with all the ingredients and tools that I would need to build my date.
I then discovered that the name of my date was Southside and he’s originally from Long Island, New York. I got to work and followed the instructions step by step while using all the ingredients. I have to admit he looked quite different to that of his picture lol but tasted good all the same.
I had major trouble trying to twist the lemon skin so eventually gave up and used the lemon and garnish instead. Make your own Southside cocktail by following the steps below:
Tall Glasses Tanqueray London Dry Gin
Swivel Stick Lemon Juice
Garnish: Soda Water
Lemon Twist 6 Mint leaves
How to make the South Side Cocktail:
· In a shaker, muddle the mint leaves and sugar syrup
· Add a single shot of lemon juice and Tanqueray London Dry Gin to the shaker and fill with ice
· Shake and double strain into a tall glass
· Top up with soda water and ice
· Use the peeler to peel off a layer of the lemon peel to create your lemon twist
· Garnish with lemon twist mint sprig and enjoy
You need remember that the second most important thing on a date night (your date being the first) or probably the most important thing to me is the outfit. It’s always a good idea to know exactly what you’re doing or where you’re going so that you can dress appropriately.
In this case it’s a cocktail date and my outfit was inspired by the drink itself. I decided to go with something tight and fitted because the Tanqueray bottle has edges and curves and it’s quite sexy. The colours I chose speak for themselves, the green in the bag and skirt is directly taken from the mint leaves. The yellow in my shoes and earrings represent that lemon and the grey represents the clearness of the glass, the sugar syrup and everything else that was used to make the cocktail.
The outfit is light, sexy and cheeky and perfect for a first date.
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