Our Cocktail of the month comes from a very enjoyable afternoon spent with my ladies at the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery, in Laverstoke. A stunning venue, very contemporary & we enjoyed the Gin Masterclass Cocktail Experience very much, however it still needs some tweaks…
Being the World’s most popular brand of Gin & the only one of its kind – infusing the flavours through vapour, there was a lot to learn & take in. Laverstoke Mill is a working distillery and it’s great to understand the mechanics behind the brand and taste. Laverstoke is becoming a great hub for foodies – with the Laverstoke Park Farm nearby offering the freshly made Buffalo mozzarella. Back to the cocktail…
- Squeeze 2 freshly cut lime wedges into a clean glass (try to use a balloon glass) and then drop them in
- Measure and pour in 25ml Bottlegreen elderflower cordial, 50ml Martini Bianco and 25ml Bombay Sapphire gin into the glass over the lime
- Fill the glass completely full of good quality cubed ice and briefly stir with a bar spoon to chill
- Top up with FeverTree Ginger Ale
- Decorate with a thin slice of ginger, and don’t forget a sprig of mint (which you need to flick first to release the fragrance)
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We all have a bottle (don’t we?) of tequila lurking in the back of our “cocktail cabinets” so lets marry up an old favourite with a new sensation – Prosecco Margaritas.
- Makes 4-6 cocktails
- 100ml Tequila
- 125ml Cointreau or other orange liquer
- 125ml chilled simple syrup (see recipe below), or to taste
- 250ml freshly squeezed lime juice, or to taste
- 1 bottle chilled Prosecco (preferrably on the sweeter side – BRUT which I normally drink does not work as well)
- coarse salt, to rim glasses
- fresh lime wedges, for garnish
- In a small to bowl, add the tequila, orange liquer, simple syrup, and fresh lime juice. Prepare this mixture at least a couple hours before you’re going to serve the margaritas, and place in refrigerator to chill.
- This recipe will make 6 smaller or 4 medium-sized margaritas so if salting the rims of your glasses, run the cut edge of a lime wedge around the rim of your glass and dip the rim into a small plate of coarse salt. Repeat with remaining glasses. Add ice to glasses and divide the tequila mixture amongst the glasses. Top with Prosecco, dividing evenly amongst the glasses. Give a little stir to combine.
- You can adjust for individual tastes by adding more syrup to make the drink sweeter or more lime for tartness. Even more tequila if you fancy! Squeeze a lime wedge over the top and add another one to the rim of your glass.
- Simple syrup is really easy to make, and ensures you get the lovely sweet margarita taste to offset the salt! Stir together a small cup of sugar with a cup of water. Bring to a boil, stirring, until all the sugar has dissolved. Allow this to cool at room temperature, and then your can store it in the fridge – it keeps for a while (couple of weeks or so).
- Sit back and enjoy!