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Love is in the air!

As the air is still very cold, let's warm up with a cosy spiked drink.

Here we share Sandra Mendes's hot cocktail created especially for us to drink this V-day and keep our hearts hot and pumping...


  • 50ml Gin (we used 58Gin's English Berry)

  • 25ml Ginger Syrup

  • 100ml hibiscus & cinnamon infusion

  • 100ml fresh raspberry juice


  • Mug


  • 1cinnamon stick

  • Mixed berries skewer



  • 1cup water

  • 1cup sugar

  • 1cup of fresh ginger peeled and finely chopped

Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the sugar is completely dissolved, string all the time (5/8min). Strain and set aside.

You can make several drinks with this syrups.


(for one drink)

  • 1tbs dried hibiscus flowers

  • 110ml water

  • 1 small cinnamon stick

Bring to boil, when starts boiling, switch off the heat and cover. Let the infusion steep for 15-20min.

Strain and set aside.


  • Fresh raspberries

Blend enough raspberries to make 100ml of juice. Strain and reserve 100ml

Don't add sugar or water.


*Simmer: 100ml of raspberry juice + 100ml of hibiscus infusion + 25ml of ginger syrup

*In a pre-heated mug add 50ml of Gin and the hot juices on top.

*Stir gently. Garnish with cinnamon stick and mixed berries skewer.

Valentine's Day Hot Raspberry and Gin Cocktail
Hot G&Tea by Sandra Mendes

Sandra Mendes is a Rio de Janeiro based mixologist and bartender known for her line of charming and delicious bottled cocktails named SMDRINKS.

In order to create the next great cocktail, she applies botanicals knowledge in developing her line of cocktail mixers. She believes in Brazilian cocktail and drinks created not only for entertainment but drinks for healing.

Model: Vera Gottert

Photographer: Ginebra Cañas

Recipe: Sandra Mendes

Vera wears: Black Pablo Beret from PIO.


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