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