A cocktail to whet your appetite.

14 Sep

 

My husband is a mixologist of sorts. Not a professional you understand, but  having grown up with Brian Flanagan as his hero he’s got a way with a cocktail shaker. Last Saturday his skills were once again tested when I came home with orange juice and apple juice, when he’d asked for elderflower, brown sugar and pomegranates. With a living room full of parched visitors, he rolled up his sleeves and set to work, cursing the provincial mixers. This is what he came up with. And the reason I ended up losing Ibble Dibble.

THE SPRINGBOK PUNCH, named for our South African guest, Tammy.

Ingredients (ALL AVAILABLE FROM OCADO.COM)

Absolut Mango Vodka

Sagatiba Cachaca Rum

Orange juice

Apple Juice

Fresh lime

Optional: champagne to top

Directions:

Mix 1 part rum, 1.5 parts vodka, 2.5 parts apple juice, 3 parts orange juice and a good squeeze of lime in a shaker with ice cubes. Pour over a strainer into a collins glass or a coupe if you’re adding a champagne top.

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One Response to “A cocktail to whet your appetite.”

  1. carrie September 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    wow is all I can say… it’s a wonder you didn’t lose more than just ibble dibble… he is the master we bow at his feet x

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