Established in 1905, I love that Fentimans bring timeless tonics, craft beers and additive-free soft drinks to the present day. In their iconic glass bottle and with the same quintessential lettering, this new addition to family has a real modern twist. Lime and jasmine flavours to me spark images of Far East; the likes of kaffir lime, Jasmine infusions, green tea and exotic plants come to mind. Botanicals are something I associate with gin too, since it's also brewed botanically.
With that, I've created an Eastern inspired twist on a classic gin cocktail, the Tom Collins. This recipe mixes Fentimans Lime & Jasmine with lime juice, sugar syrup and good quality gin to create a Lime & Jasmine Collins, if you will. Serve over ice and garnish with lime for a refreshing cocktail which complements the floral, refreshing and slightly bitter Fentimans flavour.
(Makes one cocktail)
♥ 50ml your favourite gin
♥ 1 heaped tsp caster sugar
♥ The juice of half a lime, plus extra to serve
♥ Fentimans Sparkling Lime and Jasmine 275ml
Step one. Add the gin, sugar and lime juice together in a tall glass and stir until the sugar dissolves,
Step two. Top up with Fentimans. Garnish with a wedge of lime. Of course you can add ice too if you enjoy your drinks extra cold.
The fabulous new Fentimans flavour comes out on March 1st. Have your got a favourite flavour of theirs? Or ever use them as a mixer or in cocktails?
Post in collaboration with Fentimans.