Friday, 16 August 2013

Friday Cocktail: Juniper Rhuby

This week's cocktail relies greatly on my new favourite ever find: Mr. Fitzpatrick's Rhubarb and Rosehip Cordial. I found it when shopping at the Adnam's store in Holkham, North Norfolk last week, but if you go to the Mr Fitzpatrick's website you can find a local stockist, or order it direct from them for £4 (with £6.50 postage, so it's probably worth ordering a few!)

I can't stress how delicious these flavours are. Sweet, tangy, floral, and fruity, they really are the perfect match for gin. I do prefer using fresh lime in this recipe, but Tesco's Low Calorie Soda Water with Lime is only 39p a litre and does the job and is a good store-cupboard failsafe.

Juniper Rhuby cocktail recipe
(serves one - we prefer making up a batch for a pitcher though - so just multiply as necessary!)

Ingredients*:
  • 1 shot gin
  • 1 shot Mr. Fitzpatrick's Rhubarb and Rosehip Cordial
  • A good squeeze of lime juice 
  • 1 1/2 shots sparkling wine (we use inexpensive Prosecco or Cava - Tesco do some good ones!)
  • Soda water, to top up the glass (tonic or sparkling water work too)

Shake it!

1. Put the cordial, gin, and lime in a cocktail shaker and give it a good shake over ice.
2. Pour in the champagne and gently stir it together with the rest of the mixture.
3. Pour into a tumbler or champagne saucer, and top up with soda water or tonic.

* For an extra boozy treat, use half a shot of Chase Rhubarb Liqueur too!

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