Happy summer solstice everyone! It’s the longest day of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, which means more hours of daylight (and hopefully sunshine) and as far as I’m concerned that’s cause for celebration. One year (a really, really long time […]
Hello my lovelies!
As today is World Gin Day I thought I would do a round-up of all the recipes on here that feature gin. It turns out though that I’ll sling a splash of gin into pretty much anything, so rather than present you with a novel-length post, I’ve selected a few of my favourite recipes for desserts and cocktails using my tipple of choice to share with you.
Perhaps you’ll be tempted by a lipsmacking lavender greyhound.
Or maybe Elderflower gin & tonic jellies are more your thing…
I just love this fragrant and floral English country garden cocktail.
For something deliciously decadent you could bake this beautiful Gin and lemon tart.
Has anything ever looked more refreshing than this Elderflower Tom Collins?
Love lemon drizzle? Then why not try this wonderfully moist boozy bergamot and gin soak cake?
And finally a cherry rickey is a perfect way to toast World Gin Day! Cheers! x
These are a lovely savoury twist on a sweet tea-time classic. You don’t have to limit them to afternoon indulgence though – these have proved very popular for breakfast and brunch topped with fried or poached eggs. You can use any hard, medium-fat cheese you […]
I love an egg white based cocktail but they aren’t the kind of thing that you can make all the time, unless you’re also going to make custard all the time (or something else to use up all those leftover egg yolks). Some people are also a bit put off by the idea drinking raw egg white in a cocktail, or you might simply want a vegan alternative.
Whatever the reason, I urge you to give this cocktail a go. It’s got such a lovely velvety texture from the aquafaba and lots of refreshingly tropical flavour from the mango and lime.
Make the mango puree by simply blending the flesh of a very ripe mango until it’s completely smooth, it shouldn’t need any extra sweetening.
35ml aquafaba (the water from canned chickpeas)
15ml simple syrup
15ml lime juice
35ml gin (I used Cotswold)
30ml mango puree
Shake the aquafaba for a minute on its own in a cocktail shaker, this helps to aerate it. Add the remaining ingredients and plenty of ice and vigorously shake again. Strain into coupe shaped glasses, garnish and serve.
Allegedly it’s spring here in the UK. The weather has yet to get the memo. All too often it’s still cold and wet and grey. So obviously, with cinco de mayo coming up, I’m going to make myself a few of these and pretend that I’m somewhere warm and sunny!
These are a nice alternative to a traditional margarita, very refreshing and not quite as tart. As some people claim that coconut water is good for you then that must mean that this is a health drink too right…?
juice of half a lime
125ml chilled coconut water
30ml tequilla (I use Patron Silver)
15ml simple syrup
Shake all the ingredients together with plenty of ice and then pour into the glass of your choice, with or without extra ice. Garnish with slices of lime and a salt rim if you like.