|I had to show you the cool scarecrows!|
I decided that as we were watching Wimbledon I should see if I could find a simple gin and strawberry cocktail as strawberries are to Wimbledon what tonic is to gin. I needed it to be quick as I didn't want to spend too much valuable me-time faffing around. After a bit of t'internet research I found the perfect recipe for a Strawberry Gin Smash. I needed limes and strawberries, along with the Bombay Sapphire so I dashed off to Tesco's for all these lovely goodies. If you want to check out how the shopping went just click the picture of my goodies below:
Once we were home from shopping I hurried the girls to bed as quickly as I could - gin was calling! Along with the Strawberry Gin Smash I thought we could have some classic strawberries and cream. First of all I put half a teaspoon of sugar and muddled it with a squeeze of lime juice (what a great word to use for mixing - but I think that's the official term!) Next I added two sliced strawberries and topped it up with crushed ice.
|Ingredients for Strawberry Gin Smash assembled|
|muddling the strawberries, sugar and lime|
|Our rather under utilised but aesthetically pleasing ice crusher|
|mmmm - yum - the finished cocktail|
|OK so Rollercoaster Dad doesn't like gin so he has rum and coke - pah!|
|Strawberries and cream Rollercoaster style - don't forget the pepper!|
|Finally I get to sit down with my Bombay Sapphire - thank goodness for the 'red button'!|
In fact I liked it so much that I'm having it again tonight - catching up on Wimbledon again - but this time it's a classic G&T with a slice of lime and a bowl of Bombay Mix which goes very well with Bombay Sapphire gin.
|classic G&T tonight|
|Bombay Mix goes pretty well with Bombay Sapphire gin - cheers!|