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Celebrate national cocktail day with these 3 easy but delicious recipes

National Cocktail Day is here and it is time to celebrate with some fresh, botanical notes and subtle flavours to excite the palate

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By Yashna Balwanth | March 24, 2023 | Recipes

With National Cocktail Day being celebrated on the 24th of March, and autumn soon approaching, try these three vibrant cocktail recipes that are easy to make and quite delicious. Whether you prefer a fruity drink, blended or on the rocks, these unique botanicals add a distinguished taste to the harmonious flavours of the beautiful gin cocktail.

A gin cocktail is sometimes tricky, but if you stick to simpler concoctions, the gin will speak for itself. With the Roku Gin, on the nose are notes of Cherry blossom and green tea, providing a sweet and floral aroma. While on the palate, you experience a complex, multi-layered, yet harmonious flavour of various botanicals. There is a traditional gin taste in the base, plus characteristic Japanese botanical notes including yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit) as the top note. Not forgetting the ultra smooth and silky texture of the gin, with a crisp Japanese Sansho pepper to bring a little spiciness to the finish.


The Japanese Gin & Tonic is served with ice and ginger slices to complement the refreshing and citrus top notes of yuzu.


– Roku Gin 25ml

– Fresh Ginger

– Lemon Juice 20ml

– Sugar Syrup 15ml

– Soda 90ml


Step 1: Muddle fresh ginger.

Step 2: Combine all ingredients and pour over ice.

Step 3: Garnish with lemon twist

Autumn Highball Gin Cocktail, Image supplied



– Gin 30ml

– Tonic 120ml

– Ginger sticks


Step 1: Combine all ingredients and pour over ice.

Step 2: Garnish with ginger sticks.

Roku Gin is best served on with a few sticks of ginger, Image supplied



– 1 Part Roku Gin

– 1 Part Sweet Vermouth

– 3 Slices Fresh Pear

– 1 Twist Lemon


Step 1: Muddle pears to gently release the flavour.

Step 2: Combine all ingredients and pour over ice.

Step 3: Garnish with lemon twist.