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Elderflower gin & tonic jellies

Elderflower gin & tonic jellies

I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly. Unless you’re a responsible adult, in which case you should definitely get involved. This is not your uni-party-get-as-drunk-as-possible-as-quickly-and-cheaply-as-possible jelly shots. This is your pre-dinner cocktail turned into your post-dinner dessert. See, it’s classy. This makes a really […]

‘CINNAGIN’

‘CINNAGIN’

Dry January is nearly over, not that I was participating, I’m more of a ‘everything in moderation sort of girl’. But for those of you that were, this might just be the perfect reward for your abstinence.   My friends back home seem to have […]

GINGER ROMANCE

GINGER ROMANCE

A few years ago I spent a fantastic couple of days visiting Budapest with some friends. One evening we ate at a great restaurant called Menza where we started our evening as we meant to go on by indulging in a cocktail called a Ginger Romance.

As I said, the cocktail was only the start of our evening, so my memories of the ingredients are not 100% clear but I’m fairly certain that it involved gin, ginger and elder-flower.
Even if this version isn’t completely true to the original it’s still a deliciously refreshing start to an evening.

ginger gin cocktail

 

Ingredients

Serves 2 (you can’t have a romance on your own can you?)

2 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 tbs elder-flower cordial or liqueur
2 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
60 ml good gin (I used Bombay Sapphire)

ice
ginger ale (optional)

Grate the fresh ginger and mix with gin, lemon juice, elder-flower cordial and ice. Strain into a glass and top with a splash of ginger ale for a long drink or into or leave plain for a stronger Martini style cocktail.