G & T

Not her, gin was mother’s milk to her. Besides he poured so much down his own throat, he knew the good of it.
Eliza Doolittle

Mother’s ruin it may well be but also the drink of choice at 5.00pm.

It will always be 5.00pm somewhere in the world so don’t be too exact. If you enjoy the herbal Hendrick’s , all gin has it’s own particular style giving it another marriage of flavours. It will be Hendrick’s at the weekend as it is a gift from a friend .

For a delightful addition make cucumber ice cubes. Just wizz up the cucumber in the blender and into ice cubes trays. I always have a cucumber garnish with H and this melts and cools and refreshes all in one go.

How about a G & T cupcake?

I tried the recipe that goes with the picture and it was not delicious at all. However, slight modification proved spectacular.

Just use a regular cup cake mixture and add lime juice instead of vanilla.

For the frosting, either mascarpone or butter cream simply add gin and plenty of lime juice. Et voila!!

I would prefer a sweet candied lime segment, I know they do orange and lemon but do they have lime I wonder?

If all this is far too much of a faff then buy online from Rachel’s kitchen

a box of 6 for 19.99

For the next dinner party at Chez Lee we will be giving these a whirl.

Don’t they look fabulous darlings?

Gin and Jelly… perfect for a party!!

100g (4oz) caster sugar
4 leaves Dr. Oetker Select Fine Leaf Gelatine
110ml (4fl.oz) gin
150ml (5fl.oz) Indian tonic water
4 thin wedges lemon ( or lime)

1. Put the sugar in a saucepan with 250ml (8fl.oz) water and heat, stirring until dissolved.

2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

3. Place 45ml (3 tbsp) water in a small heatproof bowl. Using a pair of scissors, snip the Fine Leaf Gelatine into the water. Leave to soak for about 10 minutes. Stand the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and heat gently until dissolved. Alternatively, heat in the microwave for about 25 seconds on High. Do not allow to boil as this prevents a proper set taking place.

4. Mix the gin, tonic water and gelatine together with the sugar syrup, and pour into 4 drink tumblers.

5. Chill for about an hour until just beginning to set, but still soft in texture. Gently push a piece of lemon into the centre of each jelly. Continue to chill until fully set. Serve straight from the tumbler

From the wonderful Etsy

Positive inspiration

Dearcolleen at Etsy


Darling? We need one of these.


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