Monday, 28 September 2015

The Selfish Gin (Cocktail Recipe)

When the summer makes it's transition into winter - there's only one logical thing to do; turn to drink (no, I'm joking, I'm sorry - please always drink responsibly). This one has lemon, elderflower and coriander to help reminisce about the Summer that was rude enough to make it's way out, as well as honey and gin to help warm the cockles - which is the grossest expression ever by the way - and get you through those long winter days back at work. This came about as part of a project with the lovely Ness Gardens, who asked me to be one of four bloggers to create a cocktail for them - but it's so simply and lovely, I thought I'd share it on here for you lot.

What you'll need;

50ml Gin (I used Hendricks because you can get a 50ml miniature) 
10ml Water
5ml Runny Honey
Elderflower Presse
Juice of Half a Lemon + slice for decoration
A Handful of Coriander + sprigs for decoration

1: Mix 5ml honey and 10ml water together to make a thin syrup, set to one side.
2: In a cocktail shaker or glass add 50ml gin, ice and a handful of coriander
3: To the gin mix, add the honey syrup and the juice of half a lemon
4: Top up with elderflower presse
5: Shake together and then pour into a glass (if in a glass already, just give it a good stir!)
6: Add more ice, a few sprigs of coriander and a slice of lemon 
7: Enjoy!

It's quite a strong taste, but it's definitely not unpleasant - give it a go and let me know what you think!

Sammy xo.

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