Mid-winter cooler, Cocktail

I am not really the sort to go around inventing new cocktails, but over the Christmas period, I discovered a rather spiffing concoction that I really must share.

Caveat: I am not a cocktail guru, so forgive me if this has been done before, or is a well-known cocktail from some part of the world.

During the run-up to Christmas, I found myself doing a fair bit of cooking, and despite the thick snow outside, I found myself needing a cold drink with enough alcohol to put me in a slightly less stressed frame of mind. I have recently bottled my sloe gin and had been wondering about how to best enjoy it, and it was from these mental meanderings that this drink was born…

Mid-winter cooler

  • 1 generous measure of sloe gin
  • 1 lean measure of St Germain elderflower liqueuer
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 125ml Fever-Tree premium tonic water

Mix as you would a G&T and serve with lots of ice and a generous slice of lemon.

This makes for and incredibly refreshing and fruity long-drink, with plenty of complexity and little bite. Perfect for keeping you cool in the kitchen when you are getting a little hot under the collar.


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