Tuesday, 24 December 2013

The perfect Christmas Day Cocktail!

by Bex

I highly recommend this festive cocktail recipe (another from BBC Good Food Magazine, I LOVE that magazine!) and wanted to post it while you still have time to get the ingredients in case you fancy joining us in making it for a Christmas day tipple!  I guarantee we'll be having this again!  :)

I made this the first time on Monday evening (last night) when my in-laws arrived for the week.  It was pretty quick but very effective and went down a treat before we headed out for dinner!

Lemon & Elderflower Fizz
75ml gin
juice of 1/2 lemon
2 tsp caster sugar
50ml elderflower cordial (we particularly love bottlegreen)
750ml bottle Prosecco
4 tbsp lemon sorbet

To decorate:
2 tbsp sugar
juice and strips of zest from 1/2 lemon

First, decorate your glasses with a sugar rim.  Tip the sugar onto a flat plate and put the lemon juice in a small bowl.  Dip the rim of the glasses in the lemon juice followed by the sugar.

Put the gin, lemon juice, sugar and elderflower cordial into a large jug and stir until the sugar dissolves.  Add the Prosecco and then lemon sorbet and give it a good stir.

We were concerned about losing all the fizz and a bit of a head did form but it was still fizzy!  :)

Pour into the prepared glasses and pop in a few strips of twisted lemon zest to serve. (Festive glittery pine cones added by MIL!)  :)


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