We like to have a few drinks with friends, and Christmas is a great chance to catch up with everyone..
Aldi kindly sent me a bottle of their Oliver Cromwell London Gin to try, it is a lovely crisp Gin with a good herbal balance, we thought we would make our favourite way to drink it…
It is a cocktail known as a White Lady, it is a delicious mix of Orange from Triple Sec and Lemon juice which mixes with the herbal fusion of the Gin – a Winter Winner That would make a fantastic welcome for guests over the festive season 🍸
Mix 4 parts of Gin to one of Triple Sec, I have used Aldi’s own version of Cointreau from this summer and one of lemon juice – I don’t own a cocktail shaker, so I use my Thermomix, chuck a few chunks of ice into the bowl, the Gin, orange liqueur and lemon juice- a quick spin on reverse speed 2 and strain into glasses.
Winter Wonderland White and a really nice, fresh cocktail to celebrate Christmas and New Year – Cheers….
Dinner tonight is a simple steak with baked Potato and a Rocket salad, and to continue the booze theme we will be trying another Aldi bottle, a South African Pinotage called Cambalala – this is a really lush, fruity, full bodied wine which goes so well with our griddled Rib Eye steaks tonight, keeping it simple with a baked potato and green salad.
One for our Christmas drinks cabinet 🍷