WIP Cocktail Club #1: Mother's-Already-Ruined Punch
Mother’s-Already-Ruined Punch - a.k.a. Blood Orange, Gin & Elderflower fizz
The end of a long week always means settling down, once the kids are finally in bed, to a celebratory cocktail. More often than not this isn’t anything more complicated than a G&T, or a Dark & Stormy (dark rum, ginger beer, lime wedge - amazing). However, occasionally, something more exciting is called for.
Our inaugural Woman In Progress Cocktail Club, is gin-based, because we always have lots in. And also, because we had those in too, blood oranges. (My kids love a blood orange - which I’m pretty sure makes me one of those mothers in ‘Overheard in Waitrose’…)
I took a jug of this round to a friend’s dinner party as my contribution. It made me very popular. And mildly drunk.
Makes one (large) drink
30ml gin (I used Rhubarb gin by Warner Edwards because I had a bottle in but what you use is completely up to you)
25ml St. Germain (if this isn’t already in your possession - this is a wonderful elderflower liqueur - like elderflower cordial, only 20% ABV (whoop). An excellent prosecco cocktail can be made with a glug of this added to a glass.)
Juice of half a lime
75ml ginger ale
30ml blood orange juice (works out at about half a orange)
Lots of ice
To serve (optional) - slices of blood orange and lemon thyme sprigs if you’re feeling pretentious.
In a serving glass (or jug), combine all your ingredients. Pour over ice - or simply add some ice.
Garnish with blood orange slices and fresh thyme sprigs to make you look fancy-schmancy (or a bit of a twat). I did. #wearyourtwattishnesswithpride #tryhardoccasionally