Christmas on our door step, I am revisiting my cocktails for an impeccable festive season.
Francis and myself we have a tradition on Fridays. A fresh fruit cocktail followed by a tapas or mezze dinner with a bottle or two Chardonnay on the roll. Our friend Richard finds that Friday early evenings are the best time to drop off for a cocktail and he prays to be invited to stay for dinner. He has an un-foollable radar for the best impromptu dining.
Anyway, this is about a delicious cocktail to go with the Christmas flavors.
How about ginger, cinnamon and apple…
My Famous Ginger Appeltini
-3 Granny Smith apples, freshly juiced with the peel on (any other apple will make it very sweet)
-8cmx2cm ginger root, freshly juiced
-half lime, juiced (about 2tbs)
-2 shots Martini Bianco
-2 shots Gin
– ice cubes
-2 cinnamon sticks
Put everything in to the shaker, add some ice to cool and shake. Serve it in the cooled martini glasses with a thin slice of apple or a cinnamon stick.