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    Tuesday, 2 May 2017

    THE ONLY COCKTAIL YOU'LL BE DRINKING THIS SPRING: STRAWBERRY FROSE

    You can always rely on the good old British Bank Holiday weather to throw a spanner in your blog post schedule, can't you?

    Because I really wanted it to be sunny when I shared this one with you. I really really did. Because somehow this recipe doesn't really work with the rain lashing down outside as I write it. It only really works if you're imagining hot, summer BBQ weather...so unless the sun shows up when this post goes live, I'm going to have to ask you guys to *imagine* it - okay?

    Imagine it's hot and sunny and you want the perfect cocktail to cool yourself down with. Well guys, I have it: Strawberry Frose.

    I stumbled across the idea of 'Frose' (Frozen Rose, duh!) last year and I've been kind of obsessed with it ever since. 

    It's changed my opinion of rose, elevating it from the tacky 'fiver a bottle' stuff that I used to drink when I was 19 into this effortlessly cool, delicious summery drink.

    I've experimented with a few different recipes but THIS one is my absolute fav. It uses a splash of gin to give it a kick, a twist of lemon for sharpness and a hit of sugar syrup to sweeten.

    All that plus a good helping of fresh strawberries to really move it up a gear. We're SO lucky that we have access to great-tasting strawberries for most of the year here in the UK. The ones in supermarkets at the moment likely come from Morocco or Spain and they're packed with flavour and perfect to use ahead of the British berry season!
    What you'll need
    - 1 bottle of Rose wine
    - 8-10 fresh strawberries
    - 50ml Molin sugar syrup
    -  50ml Strawberry Gin (you can use unflavoured too!)
    - Juice of 1/2 Lemon

    What you'll need to do
    1. Pour your rose into an ice cube tray or baking try and pop in the freezer overnight. Don't worry - it won't freeze solid because of the alcohol content!
    2. When you’re ready to make the cocktail, hull and roughly slice your strawberries. 
    3. Add the strawberries, rose, sugar syrup, lemon juice and gin into a blender and blitz for a couple of seconds 
    4. Pour into martini glasses, top with lemon zest and enjoy!
    It's super refreshing and it totally embodies everything I love about Spring!...now we just have to wait for the sun to show up - cheers!
    * This post was sponsored by Seasonal Berries
    Always drink responsibly 

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