Seductive, crimson and elegant: the new Brockmans Gin cocktail for Valentine’s Day
A cocktail called ‘Red Red Wine, Stay Close to Me’ seems a fitting tribute to the day of love. Brockmans Gin, ‘The Properly Improper Gin’ has released this new cocktail recipe for Valentine’s Day 2022.
The tasty tipple will seduce gin lovers, wine lovers, and fun lovers too.
It’s a properly gorgeous drink with the blackberry notes enhancing the noble berries naturally present in Brockmans Gin.
The Blackberry Shrub is easy but the ingredients need time to macerate so pre-prep this from the beginning of February.
Red Red Wine, Stay Close to Me
Ingredients for one cocktail
2oz (60ml) Brockmans Gin
0.75oz (25ml) fresh lemon juice
0.5oz (15ml) homemade blackberry shrub
0.25oz (7ml) Simple syrup
0.5oz (15ml) Red Wine such as Côtes-du-Rhône
Garnish: Dark edible flowers
Start by making the Shrub.
Blackberry Shrub ingredients
440 gms of blackberries
400 gms of sugar
475ml of apple cider vinegar
Method for the Shrub
In a large 2 litre preserving jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine berries and sugar. Mash berries well. Set in the fridge for 2 days, checking and swirling fruit occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. After 2 days and once sugar has dissolved, pour in the vinegar, shake and swirl everything together, and set in the fridge another 5 – 10 days. Check mixture each day and give everything a good stir. As you approach the five-day mark, start to taste the mixture – once the vinegar and sweetness have melded and mellowed to your liking, strain the mixture through a sieve and discard the berries. Pour the strained syrup into a clean and sterilised bottle with a close-fitting lid. Store in the fridge for up to three weeks.
Now the quick part…
Method for the Cocktail
Combine all the cocktail ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a coupe glass. Garnish with edible flowers. Visit Brockmans Gin