back with a vengeance … and a martini

oh dear … it has been nearly 12 months since my last post. i am still alive but the last year was incredibly busy (both in a good and in a bad way) – but i must get back to sharing culture and tasty things 🙂

as it is friday now, which means martini day, let’s start the new recipes with a



as you can probably see in the back, i  acquired a smoothie maker … and apart from smoothies, it makes splendid cocktails too. here we go for the recipe:

  • 3 cl gin (best use hendrick’s for this, as it is already infused with cucumber and rose)
  • 0.5 cl dry vermouth
  • 0.5 cl rose water
  • a handful of diced cucumber (peel it before dicing), chilled
  • three ice cubes

add it all to a smothie maker or a high powered blender and whizz it well … it will come up deliciously frothy and flavoursome. like a liquidy sorbet!

i admit that rose water adds some perfumey floweryness to the drink, which i personally find enticing but some might find bothersome. if you don’t like floral notes that just skip the rose water and use more vermouth instead.

the taste of that cocktail is green and wonderfully cool on the palate, but with a heady fragrance. and what better to start a friday evening?

sip it and enjoy and fall in love!



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