Geisha Girl’s Grog – Gin Cocktail

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This pretty, summery pink gin cocktail has a sweet hint of strawberry and is topped up by refreshing ginger beer. Delicious!

I don’t tend to drink a lot of alcohol (the eternal ‘designated driver’ much to the HB’s delight) however when I do drink I am partial to a cocktail, with gin being the spirit of choice.  When we happened across the fabulous Chow restaurant in Wellington, our experience of which you can read about here, cocktails weren’t even on our radar; we were there entirely for the mouth-watering and raved about vegan Asian food.

After a day spent walking around windy Wellington, we settled down for a late lunch (‘linner’ as we call it) outside on the balcony of Chow, in the bright sunshine.  Perusing the cocktail menu filled me with excitement for all of the fantastically original cocktails with enticing and befitting names such as ‘Fun Fun Fooey’ and ‘Leave You Wonton More’.  When we realised there was a two for one offer on there was no more to be considered, we were ready and raring for some cocktail sampling.

The Geisha Girls Grog was right up my street – gin, strawberry syrup, fresh lime, lavender bitters and ginger beer; and it didn’t disappoint.  It’s the type of cocktail that you can drink copious amounts of and not even realise it is alcoholic (AKA dangerous). 

It’s a drink of beauty in a sparkling summery watermelon pink and it has a sweet hint of strawberry followed by the punchy ginger beer.  The original includes lavender bitters but ain’t nobody got time to hunt that down.  If you do happen to have the cocktail bar of dreams in your house feel free to add a dash of bitters to your cocktail but I think it is perfect just as it is.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!  I’m off to make another batch to go with the Saturday night takeaway, yaaaaaassss.

I hope you LOVE this recipe – be sure to tag me on Instagram when you make it @aveganvisit 🙂

A pink cocktail with a fresh strawberry, lime and mint garnish.

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An icy pink gin cocktail adorned with a fresh strawberry, lime slice and mint leaves

Geisha Girl’s Grog – Gin Cocktail

This pretty, summery pink gin cocktail has a sweet hint of strawberry and is topped up by refreshing ginger beer.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: New Zealand
Prep: 2 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
Serves: 1
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Tara


  • 60 ml gin
  • 2 tbsp strawberry syrup
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice (approx 1/2 to 1 lime)
  • 180 ml ginger beer (Fentimans is listed as vegan at the time of publishing this recipe)

To garnish:

  • fresh strawberries
  • lime slices
  • fresh mint


  • Stir together the gin, strawberry syrup and lime juice.
    60 ml gin, 2 tbsp strawberry syrup, 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Add the ginger beer to taste.
    180 ml ginger beer
  • Garnish with strawberries, lime slices and fresh mint and enjoy.
    fresh strawberries, lime slices, fresh mint



Vegan / Dairy Free / Egg Free / Oil Free / Nut Free / Soy Free
This cocktail is perfect for parties – just double or triple the recipe depending on how many you are serving and you have an impressive drink that looks like it takes much longer than 2 minutes to make!
Recipe inspired by:  Wellington, New Zealand
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Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Net Carbohydrates: 61g
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