“If my first love were a cocktail, it would be a Soul of Gin” by bartender Mariana Díaz

Mariana Díaz shares her cocktail that emanates from her first love story, the “Soul of Gin”. Read what Mariana has to say and enjoy this gin-based cocktail!


If my first love were a cocktail, it would be a Soul of Gin”

My first love is related to this cocktail: a cocktail of strawberries and mint with a sweet and refreshing taste, and pink as the phrase that says “When you are in love you see all rose”.

My first love was on a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, she had a lot of energy and was sweet to me, it was a beautiful experience, surrounded by the sea and the sun, you could feel the breeze slowly hitting the soul and that made me feel safe. I wanted to capture that feeling in this cocktail; something sweet that will remind me of that summer and the sunsets next to it. The name of this cocktail represents the part of my soul that stayed with my first love.


Soul of Gin Cocktail


30 ml of gin

60 ml of grapefruit juice

5 mint leaves

2 tablespoons of sugar

3 strawberries cut into slices

Ginger ale

Type of glass: Gin cup

Garnish : cinnamon, star anise and one rosemary branch


1._ Smoke the glass with a cinnamon stick.

2._Cut the strawberries into slices.

3._ Pat the mint leaves in introducing them into the shaker along with the strawberries, sugar and grapefruit juice.

4._ Crush.

5._ pour the gin, ices and shake.

6._ Add ice cubes to the glass and introduce the ginger soda to half the glass.

7._ Add strawberry slices inside the glass.

8._ Strain the cocktail and serve.

9._ Garnish with a cinnamon stick, star anise and a branch of rosemary.



Mariana Díaz is a bartender in Mexico, at Querrevé Restaurant.


Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.


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