Mulled Gin by Kathy Caton, Brighton Gin - Cocktail Recipe
- 350ml Brighton Gin
- 700ml apple juice
- 100ml red vermouth
- 25ml cherry brandy
- The juice of 2 limes
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 orange
- Step 1 Slice up the orange
- Step 2 Put all the ingredients into a saucepan on the hob
- Step 3 Don’t let the mixture boil but serve hot
- Step 4 Pour the hot mixture into a glass (not a thin one or it might crack)
- Step 5 Pop in a cinnamon stick
We dried thin orange slices in the oven for 2-3 hours on the lowest heat your oven can go (about 80 degrees) and clipped them to the glass with tiny pegs which can be found here.
DRIED ORANGE DECORATION
This is nowhere near as daunting as it looks! We love using these for wintery decorations such as in our mulled gin as they really help to create the wow factor when serving.
Here are some tips and tricks on how to make your slices look like they’ve just come out of a magazine…
Slice them quite thin as this well help to dry them out quickly and they’re easier to attach to the glass
Make sure your slices are even so you don’t get parts burning whilst other parts aren’t dry
Before laying onto a baking tray, blot your slices with kitchen towel to help soak up some of the excess moisture
Because ovens can sometimes be annoying, regularly check on your oranges and pull out the ones that look ready (using gloves!)
To hear Kathy’s story, go to her Lush Life podcast interview.
PIN IT LATER