Native Drinking: Lilly Pilly and Rose Gin & Tonic
We discovered this little gem of a drink thanks to the abundance of lilly pilly berries around at the moment. It's a wonderful way to add flavour and nutrients to the traditional G&T. Thank you Good Looking and Cooking for the Lilly Pilly & Rose Gin & Tonic.
Lilly Pilly and Rose Gin & Tonic
Small handful of lilly pilly berries
2 shots of good quality gin
1 shot rose syrup
2 limes, juiced
Tonic water to top up
Crush the lilly pillies (remove seeds if your variety has them) in a bowl using the back of a spoon, add raspberries for a sweeter alternative. Don't crush too much - you want to be able to see fruity pieces. Place roughly a tablespoon in the base of a cocktail glass or crystal whiskey glass.
Place the gin, lime juice, syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into glasses and top with tonic as desired. Stir each cocktail, add a lilly pilly leaf, rose patel or mint leaf for added effect.
For a non-alcoholic alternative, replace the gin and tonic with soda water or lemonade.