We’re quick out of the traps with ideas on how Britain’s gin drinkers can get into the Royal Wedding spirit this summer with a new Caorunn cocktail – The Royal 29. Created by cocktail catering company 10 Dollar Shake to celebrate the wedding of the year, the regal tipple was launched at last month’s Scottish Wedding show and proved to be a huge hit with visitors. The Royal 29 is a Scottish/English twist on a French 75 cocktail. Concocted with Caorunn Scottish Gin, fresh lemon juice, pressed apple juice and ginger syrup, the cocktail uses Sussex’s Nyetimber sparkling wine instead of champagne, a nod to championing home grown produce. The name, The Royal 29, is a reference to the day the wedding will take place – April 29th. Here’s the recipe:
- 25ml Caorunn
- 15ml fresh lemon juice
- 30ml pressed apple juice
- 12.5ml ginger syrup
- top up with Nyetimber sparkling wine (Waitrose online)
Method: shake all ingredients (except sparkling wine), fine strain into a tall chilled flute (or hi-ball with ice). Garnish with a red apple fan.