- Gin Made Me Do It by Jazzy Davis
To Gin or Not to Gin? - silly question
As some of you may have seen in March, we teamed up with the publishers at Harper Colins to give away their brand new recipe book Gin Made Me Do It by Jazzy Davis on our Social Media around Mothers Day.
It was a collaboration we did not want to end there! We have been given 4 recipes from the book to share with you to create this summers must have Cocktails! And here is the second sneak peak! Here at Root7 we are Gin crazy, we have designed products to help create the perfect cocktail so it is always fantastic when we stumble across gems like this book!
Peaches and basil are an irresistible combination. They taste
like summer in Italy and make a lusciously fragrant punch.
125g (4oz) caster sugar
120ml (4fl oz) water
10g (¼oz) fresh basil
750ml (26fl oz) chilled London dry gin
250ml (8½fl oz) chilled peach schnapps
750ml (26fl oz) chilled peach nectar
250ml (8½fl oz) freshly squeezed lime juice
1 litre (34fl oz) chilled soda water
lime slices, peach slices, raspberries,
basil and mint leaves, to garnish
Start by making a basil syrup: combine the sugar and
water in a small saucepan. Gently heat, stirring until
the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, then turn down
the heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Take off the heat,
drop in the basil and leave to cool and infuse. When the
syrup is cold, strain it into a sterilised jar, discarding the
basil, seal and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
Pour all the basil syrup into a large jug or punch bowl.
Add the gin, peach schnapps, peach nectar and lime
juice and stir to mix well. Top up with soda water. Add slices
of lime and peach, a few handfuls of raspberries and a
couple of handfuls of basil and mint leaves. Give it a gentle
stir, then pour or ladle into punch glasses and have ice on
hand for people who want their punch a little chillier
Try this cocktail, take a picture! tag us! Let us know what you think!
And if you like the teasers we give you, why not buy your own copy of the book!
Find out more here http://po.st/GinMadeMeDoIt