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Twinkle Cocktail Recipe With English Sparkling Wine

As nights get warmer and lighter, you might be searching for a summery drink to try, a summer cocktail recipe to enjoy as a sundowner before dinner.

This simple Twinkle cocktail recipe uses just 3 ingredients and is deliciously light and tasty although beware, that may mean you end up having several.

English Summer Cocktail by Rosanna ETC

We blend together the quintessentially English flavour of Elderflower with gin, that staple of spirits. And then we top up with a bit of bubbly, I like to use an English sparkling wine. English sparkling wines are now world-class and there are several English wine producers that are top of the range and make a fizz that rivals Champagne. They use the same grapes and similar soil variety and conditions, and many can't even tell the difference!

I would personally recommend either Rathfinny or Nyetimber very highly.

And for the gin, my favourites are Sipsmith London Dry Gin and Silent Pool Signature Gin.

Try Belvoir Elderflower Cordial, it's wonderfully floral and sweet.

Twinkle Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients (makes 2)

50 ml English gin

20 ml Elderflower cordial

100 ml English sparkling wine


Ideally, your gin and elderflower cordial will be chilled before you pour, so pop them in the fridge an hour before you intend to drink. Otherwise, you can shake them together over ice to get them nice and cool and refreshing. Pour into a champagne flute and top up with the bubbly. Simple!

And enjoy! Find me on Instagram and tag me in any cocktail pics, I love to see them. And if you love your summer drinks, why not try a Pimms next?

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