Something a bit different on Clever Muffin today, a drink! It’s Friday, it’s sunny, there’s things to celebrate and this just wanted to get made.

I originally came home with a bottle of champagne to toast my boyfriend’s new job. But Friday had other ideas. I think it went a little something like this:

Friday: hey, champagne, nice one.

Aimee: Yea, super fun!

Friday: But you got the cheap stuff.

Aimee: Well, no, it’s just middle of the range…we’ve just moved countries you know and budgeting…

Friday: Put the duty free gin in it. Then it’s fancy. Google ‘champagne’ and ‘gin cocktail’, doooo it.

Aimee: I hardly see how that’s fancy. I don’t even have cocktail glasses. They, er, broke in the move.

Friday: Liar.

Aimee: OK, I’ve never owned cocktail glasses. But I have a lot of jars, and that’d be kinda rustic chic right?

Friday: Oh, totally! Make me one too!

Aimee: OK!

One for me, one for the boy, one for Friday.

This punch is not for the faint hearted, it’s a bit cosmopolitan, a bit champagne cocktail, a bit gin and tonic, a whole lot of awesome.

Ingredients
2 parts gin
2 parts sparkling white wine/champagne
2 parts pom juice
1 ½  parts freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ part Cointreau
1 part sugar syrup (made by dissolving sugar in water at a ratio of 1 part sugar, 1 part water, then cooled)
¼ part all spice liquor (optional)

Method

  1. Mix together.
  2. Pour into jar.
  3. Choose a swizzle stick of your choice (pencils and chop sticks are all fair game).
  4. Forget your worries.

13 comments on “Friday’s plymouth gin punch”

  1. I LOVE your coctail glasses!! You are after my heart, aren’t you?! It totally makes sence to celebrate a Friday with a fancy drink, I think I might follow suite! Cheers!

  2. I’m not faint of heart… please make me one… The pencils remind me of being a teacher, how I would have loved one of those on a Friday after teaching all week. (or two or three). Beautiful photos as well!

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