A few weeks ago, Beth needed volunteers to test some of the cocktails she’d developed for her Fruit Gins, so like all good mothers I gave up my afternoon to help her. I know, it’s a hard life.
The Raspberry Reviver was voted as Best Easter Sunday Aperitif, though I suspect it may end up as Best Easter Cocktail in our house, particularly as Easter seems to have crept up unexpectedly fast and I appear to have made no preparations.
I may have a glass of Raspberry Reviver to hand while I make the Hot Cross Buns (though like everyone else this year, I’m making a loaf rather than individual buns), bake the Simnel Cake and crystallise some flowers to go on top.
Or maybe a pretty glass filled with Raspberry Gin.
If only I could pass you a glass too.
Will the cocktail recipe do instead?
Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add:
50ml Slamseys Raspberry Gin
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 drops of Orange Bitters or Angostura Bitters
Shake well and strain into a glass.
Serve with a twist of lemon peel.
Want to decorate your Simnel cake with crystallised flowers? Here’s how to crystallise flowers