Sometimes you get asked to collaborate and amazing things happen. In this case, Thea of Baby Cocktails, was excited about her upcoming trip to the UK and we hatched a plan to celebrate that. It involved gin and the world was a happy place. I've always liked Thea, gin has only confirmed we were meant to be online friends.
So what's going on?
Firstly there is KAL for all the new patterns Thea has just launched. They're all named with her forthcoming trip to the UK in mind. Details of the KAL can be found here on her blog.
Secondly, Thea and I have joined forces to create a cocktail recipe Swap on Ravelry and there's so many yummy drinks in there already! Post any of your favourite gin recipes in the thread for a chance to win random PDF giveaways of Thea's gin-based drinks all week. (If you are planning to join us at YAK on the 11th of July, bring a recipe on an index card for a fun activity on the day of the trunk show which you can find details of here).
Blog Recipe Swap - read along as Thea and I trade gin recipes on our blogs this week. Thea kicked things off with her Greyhound cocktail yesterday and I'm adding to the Great Gin Off with today's goodie, Cucumber Basil G&T.
Now for the recipe part from me today. Cheers!
Cucumber Basil G&T
3 oz gin (I chose Hendricks as it goes so well with cucumber)
2 oz Elderflower cordial
Juice of 1 lime
3 sprigs basil, plus more to garnish
Tonic (I love Fevertree)
1. Using a vegetable peeler, slice thin ribbons of cucumber and place in your cocktail glasses. 2. Take 5-6 chunks of cucumber, squeeze the lime juice into a cocktail shaker and add the gin, elderflower cordial and basil.
3. Muddle the ingredients well, and then add ice.
4. Shake well, then pour to divide between 2 glasses. Top up with tonic and garnish with basil.