A little while ago, I spend a morning with Jacqueline Grobler from Angel Heart Distillery learning all about the gin distilling and flavoring process. She makes the very delicious Westcliff and Ginifer gins. I left there in awe. The way she looked at the flavors of the gin was inspiring. My head was buzzing with ideas. I got home and promptly stared experimenting. It all lead to a very delicious Ginger Mango Gin Cocktail.
Category: Cocktails (Page 2 of 4)
The cocktail today is an eclectic mixture of drinks. Apple Cider, Cognac and sweet red wine. I saw a cocktail in a restaurant some time ago that had these ingredients listed and thought… No. That just sounds weird. Mixing 3 types of alcohol will just taste strange. But John, being brave, ordered it and it was surprisingly delicious. I decided to give it a try at home and after a few failed attempts, managed to find a mix that is refreshing and delicious. And with autumn slowly creeping in, apple cider might just be the perfect drink. An Apple Cider Cognac Cocktail.
Rooibos tea based cocktails has been all the rage this past year. I have seen various social media posts on building rooibos tea into a delicious looking cocktail. To be honest… I don’t like rooibos tea. The only time I drank it was when I was pregnant. I cut out coffee and had to replace it with something to get me through the day, so Rooibos became it. I have not touched rooibos tea since M was born.
December in my house, can be called “Experimentember”. December I experiment. Things quiet down from a crazy run to a slow walk. School holiday start, the whisky tastings slow down and I have a bit of time to look back at some of the ideas I captured during the year but did not get around to trying. John comes home earlier and we have long lazy summer weekends. It is the perfect time to try new things. Like a special Rose Petal Kiss cocktail for Valentine’s Day.
Lets start 2017 with a big bang! A New Year Gin Martini cocktail to get this year started. When you say the words, shaken, not stirred, everyone knows you are referring to James Bond’s Martini. In my mind, it immediately creates an image of men in elegant suits and woman in glittering evening dresses. It is probably one of the most recognised cocktails all over the world. However, the Martini has a murky history.