Sunday, April 23, 2006

What Robin Hood drank

I was cleaning out a lot of old Gourmet magazines off my shelf today, and thought of this. This is a recipe that I made long, long ago. I love the name of this drink, and the whole idea. The weird thing is that I can't find it anywhere on the web, or even at the Gourmet archives at I can't really remember if it was any good or not. So without any further ado, I give you...

The Sherwood Forest Cocktail

0.5 cup water
2 whole cloves
6 juniper berries, crushed
zest of 1/2 lime
2 teaspoons honey
a 1-inch piece cinnamon stick
1 cup blackberries
0.25 cup light brown sugar
2.5 cups ice
a bottle of sparkling wine

In a small saucepan, bring the water to a boil, and remove from heat. Add the cloves, juniper berries, zest, honey, and cinnamon stick, and let cool. Pour through a fine sieve into a blender, and add berries, sugar, ice and blend until smooth. Sieve again. (At this point, it can be put into the fridge for a few days.)

To serve, put 3 Tbsp. of the puree into a Champaign flute, and fill with the sparkling wine.


Anonymous said...

AIRC, you loved it. You called me up somewhat tipsy to tell me how great it was and to demand that I make one too right that very second.

Vogue said...

This sounds like a few other coctails that I've seen on Food Network. However, I don't think they were quite so involved.

Narc said...

M: I would have sworn we made them together, like at Thanksgiving or something.