In the lead up to my publication day of Cocktails At Kittiwake Cove, I thought I would share some cocktail recipes.
Early on, whilst writing, I thought it would be fun to name each chapter after a cocktail. Over the next week, I'll be sharing recipes from chapter titles, and possibly some cocktails that ended up on the editing floor...
The following recipes have been taken from a cocktail book I was given as a gift; Drink Me Now 150 cocktails for any emergency.
These two made it into the book...
4 x 2.5cm (1 inch) cubes pineapple
2 lime wedges
1 1/2 measures London dry gin
1/2 measure ginger juice (see tip)
1 teaspoon lime juice
3 1/2 measures ginger ale
pineapple wedge, to decorate
Muddle the pineapple and lime wedges in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the gin and ginger and lime juices and shake well.
Strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes and top up with the ginger ale. Decorate with a pineapple wedge and serve.
Tip: to make ginger juice, peel a large piece of fresh root ginger and blitz in a blender or food processor. Strain the juice before use.
2 measures gin or vodka
4 teaspoons lime juice
1 measure sugar syrup
2 strawberries, plus extra to decorate
1 sprig coriander
1 cup ice cubes
Put all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into 2 old-fashioned glasses, decorate each with a strawberry and serve.