Ever since we moved house and made ourselves a bar cart, cocktail making has become a very serious business. In fact I even bought a full on cocktail shaker set online so I have all the tools to make my favourite drinks. My latest favourite without a doubt is the English Country Garden. The delicious mix of freshly juiced apples mixed with gin and elderflower cordial, fresh lemon juice and shaken with ice and mint is absolutely divine. If you don’t have a juicer to juice your own apples then buy the best apple juice you can. The elderflower cordial I used came from the fabulous people over at Tiwiroo, they have a huge range of Bakers natural cordials and mixers which can be ordered online and delivered anywhere in Korea.
2 shots of gin
1 tablespoon of elderflower cordial
150ml of apple juice (fresh if possible)
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
5 sprigs of fresh mint
1. Put the mint leaves in the bottom of the cocktail shaker then add the gin and the fresh lemon. Muddle the leaves with a muddler then add the elderflower syrup and apple juice.
2. Add a couple of ice cubes to the shaker then shake for about 30 seconds or until the cocktail shaker starts to feel too cold to hold anymore.
3. Using a strainer pour your drink into a martini glass, or if you don’t have one a tall glass filled with crushed ice. You may also garnish with a little sliced apple and some more mint leaves if you want it to look extra special.