Sunday, 16 January 2011

Exploding Etna Cocktails

In honour of Mount Etna, and the beautiful blood oranges we received from Riverford that grew on that volcano's lower slopes.  We invented this cocktail ourselves and originally called them 'Bloody Sicilians' but, given the volcano's disquiet this weekend, we thought we'd placate it and rename the drink in her honour - for a volcano is surely a 'she'!  Take 1 part gin, 1 part Cointreau and 2 parts freshly squeezed blood orange.  Add a couple of dashes of orange bitters.  Shake well over ice and strain into martini glasses.  Add an orange twist or slice of one of the oranges cut before squeezing the rest.

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