Friday, 1 January 2010

Cool Campari and Lime Gin & Tonic [#201]

And we're off! This is from Rachel Allen, and it seems fitting that the first recipe of this year's challenge contains Campari, which is my (very public) addiction. This was a gorgeous drink, served with masses of crushed ice to accompany some very good Marks and Sparks Asian-style vegetable canapes. It consisted of (for 2), the juice of 2 limes, 3 measures of gin and a measure of Campari, shaken on ice, and then poured into the crushed ice-filled glass. Add one of the spent lime halves per glass. 'Spent' - such a nice word in these circumstances, implying, as it does, satisfied exhaustion after a time of excess - how appropriate.

This won't be the only Rachel recipe this month, as I have my eye on her Winter Vegetable and Chorizo Soup, but is a very nice one to start with. Chin-chin!


  1. Mmmmm - that looks extremely yum!

  2. sounds like an excellent way to start off the year- Cheers!

  3. It was indeed! Happy New Year to you both!