Kaffir lime gimlet

Ingredients for the syrup:

4 double kaffir lime leaves

60g (1/4 cup) caster sugar

125ml (1/2 cup) water

Finely chop the kaffir lime leaves. Place them and all the other ingredients in a small saucepan on medium heat. Bring to boil. Remove from heat and strain into a jar. Cool completely, cover and store in the fridge until you are ready to use it. The syrup will last in the fridge for up to 10 days.


Ingredients for the cocktail:

30ml lime juice

60ml gin

30ml kaffir lime syrup

1/4 teaspoon matcha

ice

lime wheel

kaffir lime leaf to garnish

Place half a cup of ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Add gin, lime juice, kaffir lime syrup and matcha. Cover and shake for a couple of minutes until blended and chilled. Add 5–6 ice cubes to a 230ml cocktail glass. Strain the cocktail over the ice in the glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and kaffir lime leaf. Serve immediately.