What’s better than an ice cold cocktail in the garden with a good book when the sun is shining? An ice cold GIN cocktails in the garden with a good book when the sun is shining! Gin is such a summery drink for me, especially when it’s mixed together with flavours like apple and elderflower and of course a good old squeeze of fresh lemon. My Appleflower Collins is fresh, zesty, summery and light – perfect to sip at a summer BBQ or on a night in with friends!
What You’ll Need
2 Shots Good Quality Gin (I used Bombay Sapphire)
1 Shot Elderflower Liqueur
2 Shots Apple Juice
1/4 Fresh Lemon
– Pour your gin, Elderflower liqueur and apple juice into a shaker full of ice
– Squeeze in the lemon and SHAKE!
– Strain into a Kilner Jar filled with more ice and top up with soda – taste as you go and be careful not to dilute your cocktail too much
– Garnish with a wedge of lemon and a cute straw for a fun summery cocktail look!
The lemon gives this cocktail a little sharpness from the flowery sweetness of the elderflower and apple juice while the soda makes it a beautifully light long drink.
Pinterest-esque Kilner Jar and Straw optional…but they do look pretty darn cute!
Don’t forget to tweet me a photo @xameliax if you give me Appleflower Collins recipe a go! #appleflowercollins