Class Of '39

Inspired by a pre-war photo of a graduating technical college in Poland in 1939, this classic cocktail brings together the fresh botanical flavours of gin with passionfruit and basil-infused soda water.
Serves 1
Total Time
5 Minutes
50ml of gin
15ml of Passoa
10 ml of sugar syrup
1 passion fruit
6–8 basil leaves
Basil-infused sparkling water to top up
Cubed and crushed ice
To garnish
Passion fruitwheel
Basil leaf
Step 1

Cut a wheel from the end of the passion fruit and reserve to garnish. Scoop the seeds from the rest of the fruit into a cocktail shaker. Add the basil leaves and muddle. Add the gin, Passoa, sugar syrup and half-fill with cubed ice.

Step 2

Shake hard and double strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Top up with basil sparkling water, garnish and serve straightaway.

The Pikes Cocktail Book by Dawn Hindle, published by Ryland Peters & Small (£16.99). Photography by Kim Lightbody © Ryland Peters & Small

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