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Cocktail of the week: Try this lush gin cocktail with a tasty shortbread garnish

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When the garnish is this sweet, you know you’re in for a treat…

For this week’s Cocktail of the Week I’ve decided we’re going full-on gin. But not gin as you would traditionally serve it, we’re adding some tea, a little apple juice, and a sprinkling of honey and lemon juice into the mix to spruce things up.

As well as all of the above, there’s some Cointreau – and orange flavoured Triple Sec liqueur – and Franklin & Sons elderflower and cucumber tonic water in this Toast to the Lassies cocktail.

Created by the team at the soft drinks firm, the gin used in this Scottish-inspired number is Dunnet Bay Distillers’ limited edition Lassies Toast Gin.

Inspired by the Moorland Tea that Robert Burns is said to have enjoyed, the spirit features botanicals including strawberry leaves, heather tops and wild thyme found in the Moorland Tea recipe.

Just add Scottish shortbread to garnish for that extra indulgent experience.


Toast to the Lassies

Ingredients

  • 35ml Lassies Toast Gin
  • 10ml Cointreau
  • 40ml cloudy apple juice
  • 40ml Earl Grey tea
  • 10ml lemon juice
  • 12ml honey syrup
  • Franklin & Sons elderflower and cucumber tonic
  • Shortbread, raspberry and mint spring to garnish.

Method

  1. Put an Earl Grey tea bag in 300ml of hot water for two minutes, remove the tea bag and allow to cool.
  2.  Make the honey syrup by diluting honey on a one to one ratio with hot water and allow to cool.
  3. Add all the ingredients to a highball glass except the tonic. Fill the glass completely with ice and stir to combine. Add the Franklin & Sons tonic and continue to stir.
  4.  Garnish with a piece of shortbread, a raspberry and a sprig of mint.

For more in this series…

Cocktail of the Week: Three easy drinks to try out on National Prosecco Day

Cocktail of the week: How to make the perfect French Martini with three ingredients

 

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