Friday’s plymouth gin punch

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.

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)


  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. ceciliag
    14 October 2011 at 11:26 pm (6 years ago)

    And i love it!! woohoo, champagne and gin are both in my favourite diet! and it is friday!

  2. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    15 October 2011 at 2:16 am (6 years ago)

    I endorse drink recipes. This is fantastic. I love that you used jars and pencils and it still looks gourmet.

  3. Ginger
    15 October 2011 at 4:54 am (6 years ago)

    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!

  4. frugalfeeding
    15 October 2011 at 6:17 am (6 years ago)

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Bombay Sapphire is my favourite… yummy.

  5. Just A Smidgen
    15 October 2011 at 9:48 am (6 years ago)

    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!

  6. patty
    15 October 2011 at 12:43 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh Yum, looks like a wonderful Summer adult beverage and the jars are pretty cute;-)

  7. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    16 October 2011 at 12:48 am (6 years ago)

    Pencils? That’s cool! 🙂 Love this post. Thanks for making me smile and the drink looks perfect for a friday night.

  8. Mary
    17 October 2011 at 3:07 pm (6 years ago)

    This is a gorgeous drink! I love the color and it sounds delicious.

  9. The Hook
    17 October 2011 at 10:44 pm (6 years ago)

    You could charge for this! Well done, you clever girl!

  10. Caroline
    18 October 2011 at 6:33 am (6 years ago)

    Perfect drink for the last of these warm, sunny days. They sound refreshing and delicious!

  11. Jereme's Kitchen
    21 October 2011 at 1:07 pm (6 years ago)

    absolutely fabulous! that reminds me that I still have my final post on champagne cocktails that needs writing!

  12. Evelyn
    16 April 2012 at 7:34 pm (6 years ago)

    Such pretty colors! I’m sure it tasted lovely too 🙂


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