Cocktails at The Delectable Garden
Three classic cocktails with The Delectable Garden twist. I adore cocktails, they are fun to make and drink. Whether I’m at home entertaining family and friends or on a night out cocktails are always on the menu! I’m lucky enough to like most spirits so I enjoyed ‘working’ on these to get them right for you ?.
Blackberries are in season and growing everywhere at the moment, they are a particular favourite of mine so I decided to experiment with different spirits to make three amazing cocktails. Thornless verities are available which makes them more suitable for the garden. If you don’t have any growing in your garden then have a stroll around a local park or the country side, you’re bound to stumble across some so make sure you take a bag with you.
Cocktails are very personal, everyone has their own favourite and preference to how they like them. I prefer stronger cocktails that full of flavour so please play around with the measures and ingredients to suit your tastebuds.
The Delectable Bramble
15 ml Creme de cassis
15 ml Simple syrup
30 ml Lemon juice
Pansies and blackberries to serve
Crush the blackberries in a cocktail mixer with a muddler. Add in the gin, creme de cassis, syrup and lemon juice then give it a good shake. Serve in a small tumbler filled with crushed ice and garnish with pansies and blackberries.
60 ml Bacardi
30 ml Creme de cassis
2 tsp Brown sugar
1.5 Lime juice
1 Sprig of mint
Lime wedges and mint to serve
Muddle the Bacardi, Creme de cassis, lime juice, brown sugar, mint and blackberries in a cocktail mixer. Pour into a tall glass filled with ice, top up with soda water and serve with a couple of lime wedges and a sprig of mint.
30 ml Creme de cassis
30 ml Simple syrup
120ml Fresh cloudy lemonade, from the fridge not the fizzy verity.
Pansies to serve
Crush the blackberries in a cocktail mixer then pour in the vodka, creme de cassis, simple syrup and cloudy lemonade. Add plenty of ice and give it a good shake. Use a fine sieve to strain the cocktail into a martini glass and serve with a single pansy.
240g granulated sugar
Heat the sugar and water in a pan until it reaches boiling point and the sugar has melted. Continue to boil and stir for 1 minute. Allow to cool slightly before pouring into a sterile glass bottle. This will keep up to a month in the fridge.
Each cocktail recipe is based on one serving.
Creme de cassis is a French blackcurrant liquor that is delicious and is available from most supermarkets. An alternative is Creme de mure which is traditionally used in a Bramble cocktail and is a blackberry liquor.
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Have you tried Strawberry and Prosecco Ice Lollies?
The Delectable Garden Cocktails contain alcohol so are only suitable for 18+ years, please drink responsibly.
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