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Minnie Dlamini’s favorite BOMBAY SAPPHIRE cocktail you should try this World Creativity and Innovation Day 

Let the fun be-gin as you create your own Bombay Sapphire cocktails with an abundance of creativity and a sprinkle of imagination this World Creativity and Innovation Day.

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Creativity and innovation are some of life’s traits that open us up to endless possibilities, and with this thought in mind, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is continuing its goal of empowering people to awaken their creative potential as part of their  endeavor to have everyone Stir Creativity.

Inspired by the annual World Creativity and Innovation Day – taking place Friday, April 21 – BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is challenging gin lovers to stir creativity in a glass by trying out these recipes for thirst-quenching cocktails.

Whether you want your gin cocktails to be zesty or sweet, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is the perfect offering for every taste palate, easily confirming its versatility. Every drop of Bombay Sapphire contains flavours from 10 hand-selected botanicals sourced from exotic locations around the world, which are vapour infused to capture their bright, vibrant flavours in an exceptionally smooth liquid.

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE ‐The Secrete English Garden.

World Creativity and Innovation Day is an ideal opportunity to be playfully creative not just on paper but with gin recipes, whether you are a fan of the gin’s citrus, floral, herbal, or spicy notes, there is something for everyone. All you have to do to savour your very own perfectly balanced BOMBAY SAPPHIRE cocktail is to let the premium gin’s 10 hand-selected botanicals from around the globe stir your senses. You can breathe innovation into your gin by creating unique and wonderful drinks with unexpected garnishes, creative mixers and even never-before tried ingredients!.

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE is not only a force for creative self-expression, but the spirit is also on a mission to be the world’s most sustainable gin. This is a major step towards achieving its 2025 goal of sourcing 100% of its key ingredients from sustainably certified suppliers. By heeding Bombay Sapphire’s call to be creative with your gin cocktails, you are also playing a role in being more purposeful with your choices.

Minnie Dlamini Dynamite: Dlamini’s recipe was inspired by one of her iconic and colourful dresses, resulting in a visually appealing BOMBAY SAPPHIRE cocktail bursting with pops of yellow, red and hints of green.

To get creative and to stir your senses, try out the Minnie Dlamini Dynamite, an innovative BOMBAY SAPPHIRE based cocktail packed with vibrant, fresh pineapple and strawberries, along with handpicked botanicals. Dlamini is a South African actress, TV presenter and BOMBAY SAPPHIRE ambassador, whose recipe was inspired by one of her iconic and colourful dresses, resulting in a visually appealing BOMBAY SAPPHIRE cocktail bursting with pops of yellow, red and hints of green.

  1. Minnie Dlamini Dynamite recipe (created by Minnie Dlamini)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Strawberries
  • 60 ml BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin
  • 30 ml Pineapple juice
  • 15 ml Lemon juice
  • 15 ml simple syrup or sugar syrup
  • Mint to garnish

Method

Begin by chopping and puréeing 300g strawberries in a blender.

Add them to a balloon glass with lots of ice.

Pour over your gin, pineapple juice and lemon juice and simple syrup, then stir.

Garnish with your mint and remaining strawberries.

Watch as Minnie Dlamini looks to her iconic designer dress for inspiration to whip up her amazing BOMBAY SAPPHIRE cocktail recipe, click here

More refreshing BOMBAY SAPPHIRE cocktail recipes to stir your creativity

1. Red Snapper

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE: Red Snapper cocktail.

Drawing on the exotic spices and botanicals inherent within BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin, this rich and savoury cocktail awakens the senses and can be spiced according to your personal taste.

Ingredients

  • 50 ml BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin
  • 100 ml Tomato juice
  • 2 dashes hot sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Horseradish (to taste)
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of Cayenne pepper
  • 2 Fresh lemon wedges
  • 1 Celery Stalk
  • 1 Olive
  • 1 cocktail onion

Method

In a long highball glass, add Bombay Sapphire gin gin and your tomato juice.

Squeeze in (and then discard) a fresh wedge of lemon and season with hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper according to your taste.

Fill your glass with cubed ice and stir slowly to integrate the ingredients and flavours.

Finish the drink by adding a wonderful garnish: a celery stalk, an olive, a cocktail onion, and a fresh wedge of lemon.

2. Gin Mule

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE: Gin Mule cocktail.

A refreshing twist on the classic Moscow Mule, vibrant ginger meets the bright juniper and citrus flavour profile of BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin, all lifted with a squeeze of fresh lime.

Ingredients

  • 50 ml BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin
  • 100 ml Ginger beer (chilled)
  • 2 Fresh mint sprigs
  • 2 lime wedges
  • Slice of fresh ginger (optional)

Method

Fill your copper mug to the top with cubed ice. Pour 50ml of BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin over the ice. Squeeze and drop in 2 wedges of lime. Top with ginger beer. Garnish with fresh mint and a slice of ginger.

3. The Secret English Garden

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE: The Secrete English Garden cocktail.

This refreshing take on the English Garden Cocktail blends BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin with ginger ale and cloudy apple juice. Served with lemon, apple, thyme, and ice.

Ingredients

  • 50 ml BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin
  • 25 ml Cloudy apple juice
  • 75 ml ginger ale
  • 1 thinly sliced granny smith apple disc
  • Thinly sliced lemon wheel
  • 1 sprig of lemon thyme

Method

Place the lemon wheel and apple disc into the bottom of a highball or copa glass.

Add BOMBAY SAPPHIRE gin and cloudy apple juice. Swirl well to infuse.

Fill the glass with cubed ice then top with ginger ale.

Gently stir/fold to mix. Garnish with a lemon thyme sprig placed into the glass.

Stir Your senses with delicious BOMBAY cocktails this World World Creativity and Innovation Day.

You can give your creations a bold personality by sprucing them up with various garnishes such as lavender, a warm and wildly aromatic choice if you like your drink on the floral side. For a punchy and savoury cocktail garnish, experiment with rosemary to give your cocktail a sweet flavour profile. If you are after a menthol kick, add some star anise, which also enhances your drink visually.

Peppercorns are also eye-catching in any G&T, as they merrily bounce amid ice cubes.  If you really want to be the talk of the town, go all out by using unique and different glasses, and don’t be afraid to be creative by using edible paint, or you could decorate the rim with some colourful sprinkles.

Cheers and enjoy!

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