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    Celebrate London 2012 with Girlie Gin Cocktails

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    photos: Maxime Juneau for At Home with Kim Vallee

    Add style to your closing ceremony get together by serving a bronze, silver and gold metal cocktails. Or be the judge and pick one as your signature drink.

    The recipes are from Bombay ambassador, the master mixologist Raj Nagra who made the cocktails for me at the Bombay Sapphire event in Montreal two weeks ago. I already shared the recipe for the Bronze medal cocktail. Now, it is time to share the silver and the gold medal cocktail recipes.

    Silver medal: Watermelon and Mint Collins

    • 2 parts (60 ml) Bombay Sapphire
    • 4 Chunks of ripe watermelon chunks
    • 8 mint leaves
    • 1 part fresh lemon juice
    • 1 part simple syrup
    • 2 parts (60 ml) Processo

    Glass: Wine glass

    Method: Muddle, mint and sugar in your shaker. Add other ingredients and shake with ice. Pour in wine glass and top with the Processo.
    Garnish: Long mint tip

    Gold medal: Citrus Splash

    • 1 heaped tsp Citrus marmalade
    • 1 part Spiced syrup
    • 1 part Fresh lemon juice
    • 2 parts Bombay Sapphire
    • Fresh Sage
    • 1 Egg white
    • Nutmeg

    Glass: Cocktail coup

    Method: Shake all ingredients (except nutmeg). Shake again with ice. Strain into cocktail couple.
    Garnish: Fresh nutmeg and grapefruit wheel

    All three drinks were delicious. If I have to pick a favorite it would be the Watermelon and Mint Collins. To my surprise, I was delighted when I took a sip by the Citrus Splash; I was unsure that I would like it when I saw some of the ingredients. But I did!!! The ingredients remind me of a late late brunch.

    Are you planning something special for the Olympics closing ceremony?

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