October 21, 2012

Frank Sinatra’s Fruity Gin Cocktail

gin cocktail
There are few drinks I can throw down like a gin and tonic, so when presented with the opportunity to create a cocktail for Fruitdrop (who are masters of office fruit delivery in London), gin was definitely on the cards.

At the end of the week most ‘fruit bowls’ – fruit bowls all over the country – carry a few leftover pieces of fruit that won’t make it through the weekend. This means there is quite literally no better excuse to make a fruity cocktail. We’re not talking super sweet £10 cocktails with umbrellas, either. This recipe aims for a fresh, light mix of fruit and alcohol that comes in at roughly 100 calories.

You will need:
– Gin. I chose Tanqueray for its four botanicals; juniper, coriander seed, angelica root and liquorice root. The streamlined blend will maintain its flavour and blend quickly with the fruits. Being Frank Sinatra’s favourite gin also helped it fit as my retro-feeling ‘post-work drink’.
– Streamline tonic. No reason for the additional calories.
– Fruits! I chose an orange and plum, but anything that can be juiced works.
– All-natural honey (I prefer mine with lemon).
Optional: Fruit to garnish.

1. Squeeze the fruits into your glass. If you have access to a juicer, by all means juice your fruits and leave enough room for your ‘extras’!
2. Add a half-shot of honey.
3. Add a shot or two of gin (personal taste).
4. Top up with tonic.
5. Garnish with an apple, if desired!

(If you’ree interested in weekly Fruitdrop fruit delivery, head over to http://www.fruitdrop.co.uk!)

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