Little Friday – Lychee-Elderflower Gin Tonic

“𝙉𝙤 𝙖𝙢𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙥𝙝𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙘𝙝 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙢𝙖𝙙𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙡.” — 𝘿𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙙 𝙎𝙚𝙙𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙨

EAST is like coming home. Coming home from a hectic day. ‘Cause at EAST it’s time for you. So sit back and have a nice cocktail. Or three.

Thursdays we think are special. Because on Thursday evening your weekend starts with us. And we are not quite fuzzy about that. That’s why we spotlight one cocktail every Thursday evening for only €5!

Thursday July 14: Lychee-Elderflower Gin Tonic

About the Lychee-Elderflower Gin Tonic

The cocktail was created by officers of the Presidency Armies, the East India Company’s armed forces operating in the Indian subcontinent. In the Indian subcontinent and other tropical regions, malaria was a persistent problem for Europeans, and in the 18th century Scottish physician George Cleghorn studied how quinine, a traditional remedy for malaria, could be used to prevent the disease. The quinine was drunk in tonic water, but the bitter taste was unpleasant. Presidency army officers in India in the early 1800s began adding a mixture of water, sugar, lime and gin to the quinine to make the drink more palatable, and thus the gin and tonic cocktail was born.

The officers were already getting a gin ration as part of their ration, and the sweet brew was a logical addition.

What makes our GT the best? A nice floral elderflower syrup, with an addition of lychee infused gin. A flavour combination that will blow your mind!

Cheers!

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