Monday, 29 February 2016

lime & jasmine collins cocktail with fentimans.


Introducing the newest addition to Fentimans botanically brewed drinks collection; Sparkling Lime and Jasmine. You'll probably recognise Fentiman's from the likes of classic Victorian Lemonade, Curiosity Cola and Dandelion and Burdock. A lover of all things vintage, their traditional British branding and flavours are something I'm instantly drawn to.

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.


Shopping list.
(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.


5 comments:

  1. Wow this looks and sounds wonderful! I am always after new things to try with gin :) I reckon a good London Dry would go very well with this (Sipsmith etc) x

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  2. Oooh never seen this flavour before, will have to pick some up. Love trying new gin mixers x

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  3. Fentiman's make lovely drinks. I haven't tried this flavour yet though so will be on the lookout.

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  4. Love this idea - especially with gin. Thanks for sharing will look out for the flavour :)

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  5. What a beautiful cocktail! I love this :)

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