I’m lying on the sun lounger in my garden, sipping a cocktail, watching the bees visiting the clover and feeling less guilty about not mowing the lawn. It’s nearly summer holidays here, but I feel that awful pressure to get stuff done before the kids’s break up. But just like the kids, I need to wind down and my brain has been protesting, so yesterday I caved in….
I think the bees would approve of this cocktail – honeyed fizz with a fruity, brambly kick.
This is a lovely, refreshing, fruity without being sickly cocktail, so if you’re sickening of Pimms or tiring of G and T, I think this could be your perfect summer drink. The natural sweetness of the Appletiser Apple and Blackcurrant and the honey perfectly balance the bitterness of the gin and lemon.
Blackcurrant Gin Fizz
- 50ml gin
- 25ml lemon juice
- 1 tsp honey
- Apple and Blackcurrant Appletiser
- Fill a tumbler glass with crushed ice
- Pour the gin over the top
- Mix the lemon and honey together, add to the glass and stir
- Top with Apple and Blackcurrant Appletiser
- Decorate with a slice of lemon and bramble
You could have this as a short drink or a long one. I liked mine over lots of ice, it was a great cooler after gardening. It would make a sophisticated cocktail served over less ice in a martini glass too.