Friday, 12 April 2013

Friday Cocktail: Elderflower Gimlet

Fancy a cheeky Friday cocktail? We've got you covered courtesy of our good friends at Warner Edwards. With a sweeter twist on a nice sharp classic, the elderflower gimlet is simple and delicious.

The gimlet was supposedly invented by Dr Thomas Gimlette in the 19th century as a means of getting citrus into his sailors to avoid scurvy. Clever bloke! Though he probably ended up with a load of drunk sailors with perfect teeth.

Tip! If we have any lying about, we sometimes add a splash of sparkling wine.

Elderflower Gimlet (Makes One)

You will need:

50ml Good quality gin
20ml Elderflower cordial
Squeeze of lime
Sprig of mint.

Shake it:

Put the gin and elderflower into a cocktail shaker with ice (we recommend a penguin shaker) and squeeze half a lime in there - make sure to avoid any pips falling in.

Give it all a good battering and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig if mint and away you go!

It's perfect for a spring evening (well, with the weather the way it is, at least the sauce will cheer us up.)

Image from mccun934's photostream under the Creative Commons License

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