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Another post that highlights Mixologists that we follow in our cocktail world online! This week are are featuring Christine at SocialGinGirl!
Can’t wait to share all this fun info told to us by Christine! Hope you will check this and all her social channels out!
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Tell us about yourself! How did you get into cocktails?
Originally from South Africa, I live in the UK with my husband and 3 young children which includes a set of twins. Life as a mom of 3 is plain nuts, never a dull moment! Having previously worked in the corporate world, I studied courses at night whilst the kids were asleep to try keep the brain matter ticking over.
One of the challenges I was given in one of my courses was to create a profile on a social media platform I wasn’t already on. One of my passions is travel but with 3 kids, that doesn’t happen enough for a blog so a passion for gin was a start. I have always loved entertaining and am a bit of a foodie so as I got to know the different craft gins and their botanicals, I started playing with ingredients to create cocktails using the classics for guidance.
I then started trying other spirits and am really enjoying the journey more and more. Its a creative outlet for me and a way to showcase some amazing distillers and producers.
Top 3 favorite cocktails
- Espresso Martini
How do you come up with drinks? What is your inspiration?
I get inspiration from the spirits available, cuisines and fellow cocktail creators on Instagram. Often the botanicals or tasting notes will start the process, I will then think of the classics and flavour combinations that compliment each other.
Before lockdown it would be simple things like shopping or going to a bar. Now its the wonderful world of Instagram and all the talented people on it.
Tell us one fun/interesting or weird fact about yourself
I have super long legs, in fact not even Levi’s cater for my length of leg. Literally occupies two thirds of my body so when I am standing I am near 6 feet tall. When I sit down, my 8 year old daughter is almost taller than me!!
If you could have a drink with anyone in the world who would it be?
My Ladies That Mix group who are based around the world, a meet up with them in the bar would be one for the memory books.
Tell us 3 Instagrams or blogs that you love to follow
Goodness me there are so many good ones but just a few to mention
Have a Recipe to Share with Us?
50ml vodka infused with oat biscuits
25ml coffee liqueur
25ml cooled vanilla espresso coffee
15ml homemade toasted coconut syrup
Shake in a shaker with ice. Strain into a coupe.
Topped with meringue style foam, torch the top.
Make Sure to Check out All Christine’s Social Sites!
Blog: hoping to launch mine soon!
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