The ultimate BBQ guide #7 - the cocktail

Ryan Chetiyawardana, head barman at The Whistling Shop — the latest venture from the team behind London bar Purl — mixed this simple crowd-pleaser for Esquire. His riff on Brazil’s national cocktail, the caipirinha, uses London gin in place of cachaça, giving the drink a distinctly British slant. 

Ingredients
1 lemon; 1 orange; 1tsp sugar; Angostura bitters; 40ml Beefeater 24; ginger ale

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Method
In each glass, muddle two wedges of lemon and three wedges of orange with a teaspoon of sugar and two heavy dashes of Angostura. Fill with cracked or crushed ice, add 40ml Beefeater 24, stir, then top with ginger ale.