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.


Absolut Mango Vodka

Sagatiba Cachaca Rum

Orange juice

Apple Juice

Fresh lime

Optional: champagne to top


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.


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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