** Warning recipe for deliciously strong cocktail ahead**
It seems as soon as the 1st of December appears on our calendars everyone is ‘on the Baileys’. While there is certainly a time and place for this creamy creation I often find it a little too heavy. Not wanting to miss out on the decadent cocktail quaffing I set out to create my own version flavoured with my favourite confectionary Turkish delight.
Recipe: Makes 1 cocktail
- 3 parts gin / 1.5 shots (Batch gin or Hendricks recommended)
- 1 part vodka / 0.5 shot
- Bluebird tea infusion – Enchanted Narnia. You could omit this if you’re using a deeply flavoured gin such as those recommended but for standard dry gin, this really makes the difference.
- 1 Tbls Sweet Freedom liquid chocolate
- 1 Tbls Rose Syrup (find in the world foods section). You could substitute this for Rose Water but you will only need a dash. Rosewater will not provide any sweetness so a simple syrup may be required.
- 3 Tbls Alpro Soya Cream
- 1 snazzy cocktail shaker
Soak your tea infusion in your gin and vodka mix for about 10 minutes, the longer the better really. If you’re making a bigger batch add an additional 5 minutes soaking per serving for optimised infusion.
Tip: if you have one use a cafetiere for your infusing.
Pour your infused alcohol into a cocktail shaker with all the other ingredients and shake it up!!
Pour into martini glass and serve with a cube of Turkish Delight. Sip frequently.
*Sharing always encouraged but you would be forgiven for not wanting to*
Mad about martinis? Check out this Toffee Nut one from Sophie So. http://sophieso.co.uk/2016/12/you-need-to-make-this-cocktail-toffee-nut-martini/