Saturday, January 17, 2009

Raspberry Collins

raspberrycollins

Yum, yum, yum! I made this drink for my guests on Twelwth Night, and I think everyone liked it. It's perhaps not super traditional - the original Raspberry Collins uses strained raspberries rather than cordial, but hey, I'm lazy. And pregnant. (It's a good excuse.)

Simple syrup is exactly that - simple. Mix equal parts sugar and water, heat until the sugar is dissolved, and cool down completely. It'll keep well in the fridge so you can make a larger batch if you want to.

Raspberry Collins
makes one drink

50 ml Bombay Sapphire gin
30 ml raspberry cordial, concentrated
30 ml simple sugar syrup
30 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
sparkling water

Mix gin, raspberry cordial, simple syrup and lemon in a shaker with lots of ice, and shake for five seconds or so. Strain into a glass with more ice, and top up with some sparkling water.

To make this alcohol-free, skip the gin and add some extra cordial.

Recipe in Swedish:
Raspberry Collins

3 comments:

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

I so loved this drink! Delicious!!!

Elin said...

Pregnant?! Congratulations!

Anne said...

Elin - yes! :) Thanks!