Even though we can all agree that a classic G&T is the best thing in the history of ever, everyone has their own preferences when it comes to which gin they like and how they like to enjoy it. Whether it’s keeping it simple with a slice of lemon and mint served with a simple tonic or sweetening the deal with strawberries and pink tonic, everyone has their own special mix. Of course, getting that mix JUST right isn’t always easy when you’re out and about socialising with friends but now Hudsons The Burger Joint is making it so much easier to enjoy a G&T just the way you like it with its new Build-Your-Own Gin menu.
For gin loving South Africans, nothing spells summer quite like a good G&T and the Hudsons’ new gin menu is sure to make summer days so much more enjoyable. Not only does the gin menu give you the opportunity to try all sorts of new gins and flavour combinations but it also helps ensure you get to enjoy your favourite gin the way you like it. Priced at just R69 per G&T, no matter the combination you choose, the Hudsons Build-Your-Own gin menu is a real treat. To craft your own G&T you simply choose your poison from a selection of 5 local gins, choose which tonic you’d like to mix it with from a selection of 5 craft tonic waters, and then add some spice with 5 different garnish combinations.
Gins available on the Build-Your-Own gin menu include Blaauwklippen Citrus, Pienaar & Sons Orient, Wixworth, Sugarbird, and Cape Town Pink while the tonic waters include Regular or lite tonic water, Pink regular or lite, Hibiscus, Yuzu, and Cucumber. Things really get interesting with the garnish combinations which offer a selection of either strawberry, sliced cucumber, grapefruit, lemon & mint, or orange & bitters.
I tried the Wixworth gin with a lite tonic water and grapefruit, which proved to be a great combination if you’re all about more bitter citrus flavours. Wixworth gin is crisp and dry with a predominant juniper flavour and hints of spice and citrus notes, so it pairs beautifully with the a tart fruit like grapefruit. If it’s something sweet you’re after then the Cape Town Pink with regular tonic and strawberry is also a delicious combination. Cape Town Pink gin is infused with Hibiscus flowers, rose petals, and a hint of Rose water so fresh strawberries go down a treat with this gin.
But the fun doesn’t stop there. Hudsons is famous for its half price drinks happy hour that runs from 16:30 – 18:30 Monday to Friday, and the special now also includes the Build-Your-Own Gin menu — meaning you can enjoy a G&T combination of your choice for just R34,50 per G&T during this period!
What’s more, if you visit on a Thursday you can also enjoy your half-price G&T with a delicious Hudsons burger slider. Slider Thursdays at Hudsons offers burger lovers a special slider menu with burgers priced at just R20 per slider (minimum 3 per person). I also reviewed the Slider Thursdays offering and it’s all kinds of awesome. While the popular burger joint offers three different slider options on their regular menu, this special takes that concept to a whole new level by allowing you to try even more of your favourite Hudsons burgers in slider form. Want to know more? Click here to read the full review of Hudsons Slider Thursdays.
Hudsons The Burger Joint has branches around Cape Town and Johannesburg so make sure you pop into your closest branch to try the new gin menu and to take advantage of these great specials. For more information visit the Hudsons website.
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After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.