Making an edible gift can be a thoughtful and affordable alternative to hitting the shops. Your Home & Garden Designer Imogen Temm shares her favourite cocktail recipe
This summer cocktail recipe is the perfect gift for Christmas
+ A bottle of spirits is always an appreciated gift as we embrace the silly season.
+ Bulk out the gift with our lovely illustrated cocktail recipes. Download and print out our cocktail recipe book here.
+ These five gin recipes packaged with a bottle of gin, mixers and a few garnishes would make a great gift.
+ For mixers, East Imperial tonics or Fentimans tonic are my personal faves. Schweppes or a freshly made SodaStream batch will also work perfectly. For something different, try ginger beer.
+ Lemons, limes, pomegranate, passionfruit and blood orange will give your beverage some flair. However, using seasonal fruit will keep costs down, and muddled berries certainly create a sweetly refreshing summer drop.
+ Garnishes could be herbs such as basil or rosemary, or something more substantial like cucumber or celery. Include a packet of pink peppercorns – great with citrus-based drinks – too, if you like.
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Recipe by: Imogen Temm. Styling by: Catherine Wilkinson. Photography by: Wendy Fenwick.