The London snow has gone and we are finally heading in to Spring. Today feels the perfect time to enjoy a Foghorn. A hugely underrated cocktail that combines 2 well known working flavours - ginger and lime.
It's pretty much a Dark & Stormy but (as you'd guess coming from us) it's gin based. We recommend something extra dry and slightly spiced. A shot of Opihr springs to mind.
We also make a ginger cordial (just root ginger, cane sugar and water in a pan, brought to a boil. Then cooled, strained and bottled). You can then make the drink as sweet and ginger-y as you like, rather than bought ginger ale. Soda top & dashes of Angostura bitters for extra comfort.
So, Gin, Lime, Ginger, Soda + Angostura. For something new, why not add an additional 10-15ml of a cooled down Hibiscus tea brew. This adds floral, tart notes & a flavour most closely resembling cranberry. It also changes it's original, murkier appearance to deep, bolder magenta.
25ml Opihr Gin
10ml Fresh Lime Juice
15ml Hibiscus Tea (cooled)
15ml Ginger Cordial
125ml Soda Water
3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
Garnish: Lime wedge
Combine all ingredients in tall glass on large ice cubes. Gently stir with a spoon/paper straw. Add your Angostura dashes and a lime wedge on top to finish.