This Holiday Gin and Tonic is full of the festive flavours of cranberry and clementine, and it’s made with sweet sloe gin. It’s the perfect cocktail to serve over the holidays as it’s easy to mix and a gorgeous, festive colour. This is going to be your new favourite G&T.
There are few things I enjoy more than coming up with delicious and creative new cocktail recipes, from twists on the classics to my own original creations. With that being said, sometimes a simple classic mixed drink is exactly what I want and need, and a gin and tonic is definitely somewhere near the top of my list of favourites. The fragrant botanicals of the gin, the bitter quinine of the tonic, and the citrus burst from the lemon or lime twist is just a winning combination. It’s a great drink to serve at any occasion. But, because it’s Christmas, I decided to dress it up a little for the festive season, and this Holiday Gin and Tonic was born!
The Mulberry Bramble Cocktail is full of amazing flavours and stunning colours. Made with mulberry gin, lemon juice, and blackberry liqueur, it’s really easy to mix, making it the perfect cocktail to serve at any occasion. It is fully of early autumn flavours, but can be enjoyed any time of year.
Mulberries are something that have always intrigued me. When we were little we would sing about dancing around a mulberry bush on a “cold and frosty morning”. In the myth of Pyramus and Thisbé, they meet (and later die) under a mulberry tree and that’s where the berries get their colour from (to memorialize their forbidden love or something vindictive and weird like that). So, do they grow on a bush that you dance around, or a tree that you have a violent death under? Who knows! (Probably botanists and people who can be bothered to use google). All I know is that I’d never actually tasted this sweet berry or seen them in real life. So my interest was piqued when I came across Mulberry Gin during a visit to Coughton Court (a National Trust site). I decided to snap up a small bottle, despite being on a self-imposed ban on buying any spirits or liqueurs for a month! Totally worth it, because this Mulberry Bramble Cocktail was born from it – and there ain’t nothing wrong with his baby!
The Black Widow Cocktail is a dark, shimmery, and deceptively sweet cocktail. It is the perfect spooky sipper for Halloween and the next instalment of my Marvel Cocktail Series. It’s made with gin, crème de mûre, and black sesame syrup. It’s sweet, a little nutty, and visually awesome.
While I’m a firm believer that hard work pays off, and if you want good things you need to work for them, I’m also all about making life easy where you can! So when I was coming up with ideas for a fun and spooky Halloween cocktail and I had the idea to combine a Halloween cocktail with the next drink in my Marvel Cocktail Series, I was all over it! And thus, the Black Widow Cocktail was born! It’s suitably spooky and fun for Halloween, and works brilliantly for Natasha Romanoff’s Black Widow – winner!
Wonderfully refreshing homemade cucumber gin, shaken with with fresh mint and lime juice, topped up with Prosecco or Champagne. This Cucumber Mint French 75, which is also known as a Diamond Gin Fizz, is so delicious and so refreshing, it’s the perfect cocktail for summer. Serve it at a BBQ or pool party, or sip on it in the garden while enjoying those warm summer nights (tell me more, tell me more). The homemade cucumber gin is so easy to make and absolutely divine.
Summer is just around the corner, I can taste it – or that might be this Cucumber Mint French 75 cocktail! I love cocktails any time of the year, but for some reason I really associate them with summer, perhaps that’s because most cocktails lend themselves well to pool side sipping while you soak up the sun – this unique twist on the French 75 cocktail certainly does, that’s for sure. A classic French 75 cocktail is made up of gin, lime or lemon juice and simple syrup, which is then topped up with champagne or another sparkling wine, served in a sours glass. It’s also known as a Diamond Gin Fizz, because it’s very similar to your standard gin fizz but you use champers instead of soda water.