Rainy Day Cocktail
The past two weekends have been complete washouts. I decided enough was enough and that I would bring summer to my mouth, in the form of a cocktail. I immediatly went to my bookshelf and grabbed my favourite cocktail book: The Cocktail - 100 Fabulous Drinks by Jane Rocca. I bought this at the beginning of the year on a whim after seeing it on Alex's blog, she always has such great coffee table books; pretty books with pretty pictures.

I chose Gin Garden, which I'd never heard of before. I'm not usually a fan of gin but I am a massive fan of elderflower and apple, so I took the plunge. Following the recipe I crushed a few chunks of cucumber with some elderflower cordial, then added apple juice and gin to serve. This cocktail was far too strong for my tastes, on my second attempt I decided to go rogue and tailor the drink for my tastes. This time I served it in a tall glass, without the crushed cucumber and served with lemonade. Overall my second attempt was a success, bottoms up!
Thanks for reading. Faye xx
What I think you need
  • Gin
  • Elderflower Cordial
  • Apple Juice
  • Lemonade