Monday, September 3, 2012

cocktails anyone?

The autumn is coming and I don't think I have had nearly enough spritely cocktails this summer, though I distinctly recall having it on my mental "goals of the summer" list. So what!  It is warm and this cocktail, created by my husband for an upcoming Edible Berkshires article our cider is going to be in, is soooo good.  If you can't get a hold of shrub and haven't made any yourself even though all the kids in Brooklyn are doing it, then just go get a small bottle of Chambourg or other raspberry cordial. It is called a Cider Maiden's Blush - sexy.

Cider Maiden's Blush

6 ounces sparkling hard cider (preferably Carr's Dry Cider)
1.5 ounces gin
1/2 ounce raspberry shrub or Chambourg
chopped mint / and a sprig of mint too

First of all, everything should be good and cold, including the glasses - stick them in the freezer until ready to pour. I add the shrub/cordial last so it stays a little separated - so pretty.  Add a sprig of mint and a few raspberries and cross that task off your list.

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