ADD SOME HOLIDAY CHEER TO YOUR PARTY MENU WITH THIS GIN, ELDERFLOWER AND PROSECCO COCKTAIL!
Simple truth: Everyone loves bubbles. And drinking bubbles with friends and family makes them even better.
Ever get tired of the same old drinks, but don’t want to serve something that has a ton of ingredients and is putzy to make? Try this Gin, Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail.
This is my drink of the season, and I definitely think you should add it to your collection. The elderflower adds a subtle, sweet undertone, and the Prosecco bubbles lighten up the drink nicely.
Looking for a stiff drink? Add just a bit of Prosecco. Want a lighter drink? Be generous with your bubbles.
Usually garnishes are just for looks, but this is one drink where they really complete the cocktail. But don’t worry, they aren’t a lot of work. All you need is a squeeze of lime juice and a fancy sugar-coated rim to make the drink look as impressive as it tastes. Anyway you pour it, you can’t go wrong.
Here’s hoping that you find an opportunity to share this drink with good friends and family this holiday season. Cheers!
Gin, Elderflower and Prosecco Cocktail
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 2 parts Gin
- 1 part Elderflower Liqueur
- Lime Wedges
- Sugar (for the rim of the glass)
- Fill a shaker with ice and add the Gin and Elderflower Liqueur. Shake to combine.
- Place the sugar on a small plate. Run a lime wedge around the rim of a martini glass and press the rim of the martini glass in the sugar to coat.
- Strain the contents of the shaker into the glass and top with Prosecco. Squeeze a lime wedge in the drink and garnish with an additional lime wedge.
- Serve immediately.
Aaah, the gin and tonic…drink for all occasions. From an accompaniment to a summer’s day in the garden, to an after-work refresher, to a Saturday afternoon in the pub – there really is nothing better. But sometimes it’s nice to mix things up just a bit…these five simple recipes will help broaden your G&T horizons. Cheers!
Cucumber and Basil G&T
40ml elderflower liqueur
Juice of ½ a lime
2 sprigs basil, plus more to garnish
Using a vegetable peeler, slice thin ribbons of cucumber and place in a cocktail glass. From the remaining cucumber, cut off 3 chunks to muddle into the cocktail. Squeeze the lime juice into a cocktail shaker and add the gin, St Germain, basil, and cucumber chunks. Muddle the ingredients well, and then add ice.
Shake well, then pour into your glass. Top with tonic and garnish with basil.
Strawberry and Black Pepper G&T
Freshly ground black pepper
Muddle 2 strawberries and a good twist of freshly ground black pepper in a shaker; pour into an ice-filled glass. Stir in the gin and top with tonic. Garnish with a strawberry.
Blackberry and Lemon G&T
5 fresh mint leaves
Juice of ½ lemon
15ml sugar syrup
Muddle blackberries, mint leaves, lemon juice and sugar syrup in a glass. Fill glass with ice, and add the gin. Top with tonic water, stir gently and serve. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a mint leaf.
Grapefruit and Tarragon G&T
2 sprigs fresh tarragon, plus extra for garnish
1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
60ml fresh grapefruit juice
Muddle the tarragon and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice cubes, grapefruit juice and gin and shake. Half fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Pour contents of shaker into glass. Top with tonic water. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit and a sprig of tarragon.
Chili and Lime G&T
1 red chili
Juice of ¼ lime
Coriander leaves to garnish (optional)
Slit chili lengthwise and lightly muddle in a glass. Add ice, lime juice and gin. Top with tonic and stir gently. Garnish with coriander leaves if using ice .
1 cup of water
2 cups of Hard Apple Cider
1/2 cup of Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
1/2 cup of Sour Apple Schnapps
2 envelopes of Knox Gelatin
Pour the water and apple cider into a saucepan and heat over medium heat.
Pour in the Knox Gelatin and dissolve.
Remove the saucepan from the heat after the gelatin is completely dissolved.
Pour in the Fireball and Apple Schnapps
Let the mixture cool a little before pouring into plastic jelly shot cups.
Put in the fridge until the jelly is firm enough (2+ hours)
Makes around 32 jelly shots depending on how generous you are with each shot. Be careful not to mess with the amount of liquid or the jelly could be too runny or too firm.
Even though all cocktails should be simple, I’ll excuse a little flair for this awesome ice ball cocktail because it’s just too much fun. An ice cube sphere looks like it’s frozen with a drink inside until it’s hammered to break open the liquid goodness. It all works perfectly because the former ice sphere that held the drink transforms into the perfect rocks for the drink.
- Seasoning injector
- Sphere ice mold
- Little hammer
- Soldering iron (Optional – only use new & unleaded soldering tips)