The popularity of the gin and tonic beverage continues to rise! International Gin & Tonic Day, celebrated worldwide on the 19th of October, gives us a reason to indulge in the flamboyant and revitalising flavours and scents of the trendiest thirst-quencher on any cocktail menu. Gin lovers are invited to celebrate International G&T Day by visiting five of Montecasino’s restaurants for a decadent tasting experience of their unique renditions of the classic G&T.

In the spirit of sharing and creating, give gin lovers the chance to immerse themselves in the attached five signature G&T recipes from Portugalo, 3SIXTY, Southern Sun Montecasino, Malt Barrel & Fire, and Fireroom to impress friends in the comfort of their own home.

Raspberry and Thyme G&T By 3Sixty Liquid Lounge


  • 5ml (1 ½ tots) Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • 5ml (½ tot) raspberry puree
  • 25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Fresh thyme
  • Tonic water


  • Pour the gin, raspberry puree, lemon juice and three thyme sprigs into a shaker and shake with ice.
  • Strain the liquid over ice, top up with tonic water and garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of thyme.


Lavender and Lime G&T by Portugalo


  • 50ml Gordon’s Gin
  • 25ml Lavender Extracts
  • 2 limes (or lemon wedges if limes not available)
  • Tonic water
  • Ice blocks
  • Sprig of lavender


  • In a shaker place the ice blocks, Gordon’s Gin, Lavender Extracts and lime wedges.
  • Shake very well.
  • Fill the glass with ice cubes and strain the contents of the shaker into the glass with a fine strainer.
  • Place the sprig of Lavender in the glass for the final touch.


Portugalo International G&T Day Special:

Portugalo will be partnering with Gordon’s Gin on Saturday 19 October to celebrate International G&T Day. Come and enjoy a ‘Buy 1, get 1 Free’ special on any of Portugalo’s G&T cocktails from the cocktail menu. Offer valid from 11am to 6pm.

The Dr Rosso by Southern Sun Montecasino

In a highball glass add:

  • 25mls Gin
  • 25mls Martini Rosso
  • Top with tonic
  • Garnish with an orange wheel or two.


Blue Magic By Malt Barrel & Fire


  • 2 tots of Mirari Blue Orient Gin,
  • 1 can of Fitch and Leedes Blue Tonic
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 8 blueberries


  • In a shaker, mix 2 tots of Mirari Blue Orient Gin, 1 can of blue tonic, 2 lime wedges (squeezed).
  • Shake well.
  • Decant contents from shaker into glass and add dry ice and blue berries
  • Six Dogs Blue Gin by Fireroom


    • Six dogs Gin Blue Gin
    • Blue or pink tonic
    • Fresh fruit,
    • Edible flowers and blue pea flowers
    • Rosemary



    • In a shaker, mix Six Dogs Blue Gin and your chosen blue or pink tonic with ice.
    • Shake well.
    • Decant contents from the shaker into the glass and garnish with fresh fruit, edible flowers of your choice, rosemary and blue pea flowers.

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