Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Porch Swing

M spotted the recipe for this great summer cocktail from the Smitten Kitchen blog. It's a great twist on the usual Pimm's and lemonade, and the cucumber is exceptional.

Porch Swing

45ml (1.5oz) Hendrick's Gin
45ml (1.5oz) Pimm’s No. 1
120ml (4oz) homemade lemonade*
7-Up or bottled lemonade
10 paper-thin half moon slices of cucumber 

Pour gin, Pimm’s and lemonade into tall glass. Add a few ice cubes and a splash of 7-Up. Finish with cucumber slices.

*Homemade Lemonade:
1 part freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 part simple syrup**
2 parts water

**Simple syrup:
1 part sugar
1 part water
Add boiling water to sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.

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