We've had a few unbelievably warm sunny days in London. Spring is definitely my favourite season here. As the days get longer, sun warmer and first blossoms emerge, the city starts to wake up after a long winter sleep. London parks get crowded with people enjoying first sun rays relaxing on fresh green grass. It's not too warm, not too cold, it's perfect. It's that time of year again, for picnics and garden parties.
Food is the quintessence of any celebration or a party, however no bbq or garden party would be complete without good drinks. I've been obsessed with gin for a while, always looking for a new gin based cocktail. Last night I tasted 'Vegan Martini' during a Sharing Series supperclub and absolutely loved it.
Apparently sharing cocktails is a new thing. Since sharing food has been very popular why not share cocktails. Anything that can be prepared in advance makes your life so much easier. I'm all about easy recipes so I tried to recreate the Vegan Martini at home and think I found my new favourite party drink. It has green juice as a base which sounds and looks so spring like. You can make your own juice if you have a juicer or just use your favourite store bought one. It takes a few minutes to make this cocktail and you can store it in the fridge ready for you party! Cheers!
Green Juice Vegan Martini
400ml green juice (freshly squeezed or your favourite store bought one)
2cm piece of fresh ginger
juice from 2 limes
50ml Agave nectar
pinch of salt
250ml Tanqueray Gin
ice and fresh lime to serve
Place ginger, green juice, lime juice, salt and agave nectar in a jar of a blender and blend together. Pour through a sieve (to remove any ginger pieces) into a glass bottle or a jar, add gin and stir together. Store in the fridge. When ready to serve, pour into glasses filled with ice and decorate with a slice of fresh lime.
Note: this post was written in collaboration with Tanqueray gin. All opinions are my own.