Tickets to the sixth annual Gin and Tonic Festival in Cape Town are sold out, but nothing stops you from adding a some G&T to your weekend. 
Here’s how you can make your own gin cocktail and impress your guests.

The Rose Garden

Fruity, Fizzy, 

Skill level:

50ml Hendricks Gin
15ml Rose Syrup
25ml Lemon Juice
5 sliced for Cucumber
Soda Water
To garnish: Crushed Ice and Rose Petals

Prepare the cucumber by removing the skin and the seeds. Add the cucumber to the cocktail shaker and muddle. 
Add the gin, rose syrup, and lemon juice to a cocktail shaker. Shake the cocktail shaker until the ingredients are fully combined.
Prepare a glass (or dainty watering can if you have one!) with crushed ice.
Pour the cocktail mixture in the glass through a cocktail strainer.
Top with soda water.
Garnish with rose petals and enjoy this cocktail recipe.

The Rose Garden Picture: Supplied
Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic Rose and Cucumber Intense 
Floral, Fresh, Bittersweet, Fizzy

50ml Hendrick's Gin
150ml Fitch & Leedes Sparkling Rose & Cucumber Tonic Water
3 Thinly slices rounds of cucumber
3 Red Rose petals (rinsed)

Fill a highball glass with good cubed ice. Combine all ingredients and give a gentle stir. Garnish with 3 thinly sliced rounds of cucumber and three rose petals as a finishing touch.

Hendrick’s Gin and Tonic Rose and Cucumber Intense Picture: Tim Moolman
* Recipes by Hendrick’s Gin