So, I know a lot of you will be hanging out (hopefully, somewhat socially distant) with friends or family this weekend. I thought it would be a good time to share my favorite homemade cocktail recipe with you. It’s not complicated, and it’s absolutely delicious!
I haven’t served this to one single person who hasn’t loved it. And, I won’t lie, it’s pretty strong. But, the mix of ingredients is super refreshing and great for front porch sippin’, or passing out at your backyard barbecue.
Personally, I think the best way to serve this is in a copper mug. But, putting it in a mason jar was just so aesthetically pleasing- I just couldn’t help myself. Also, jars (or something similar) might be more practical + cheaper, if you are having several people at your home. Even cooler cups, like an Arctic or Yeti, would work fine!
I came up with this recipe back in the winter, when my best friend was visiting me and I had basically no ingredients in my house to make drinks. We wanted to sit and relax with a cocktail, but my supply was so random… I wasn’t sure what to make. No matter what I Googled, I never had all the components. So, I decided to mix and match what I had based on a couple different ideas I had come across.
Since COVID, especially, this has been put in the regular rotation. It’s a great drink to sit and wind down with after a long day of work on the farm, and sitting around an early evening bonfire.
One thing I want to mention before I go ahead with the recipe is, for measurement, I use a tall shooter glass. However, you could also totally use a jigger like THIS ONE I found on Amazon. So, let’s get to it!
1/2 oz lime juice
1.5-2 oz gin (depending on how strong you like your drink)
1.5 oz elderflower liqueur
optional: lemon or lime slices for garnish
- Put ice into a shaker and pour in the lime juice, gin, and elderflower liqueur and shake vigorously.
- Transfer mixture into a copper mug (or glass of choice) and top with sprite. Stir, garnish with a lemon or lime slice, if you wish.
This is snappy, refreshing perfection. A great drink year ’round, but especially for summer leisure time. Enjoy!