Last week http://www.oakhavenhospice.co.uk managed to entertain many of you at their fantastic event held at the wonderful http://www.chewtonglen.com/ with the Green Goddess Diane Morgan.
What an amazing afternoon and if you were lucky enough to go. You would have been given a little gift of tea jelly.
I would like to help you make the most of this jelly. Naturally you can enjoy it with most game meats or even stirred into a duck gravy. Its can also be used as an alternative to jam! But as its almost Christmas how about a Martini?
So here my recipe for the perfect pick me up Apéritif.
Start by popping your glass in the freezer
Earl Grey Tea Cocktail (serves 1)
I tablespoon of Earl Grey tea jelly.
Warm the tea jelly to make it a little lose then let it cool
45ml of gin
14ml fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon of dried lavender sprigs.(for decoration)
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
(Borrage flowers if you can get them) (for decoration
1 egg white beaten.
Your also need an old clean jam jar with a lid.
Take all your ingredients ( apart from the lavender and Borrage) and place in the jar screw on the lid and shake like Tom Cruise in the movie Cocktail. (this means dancing and enjoying the moment for at least 3 minutes)
Take your prepared glass out of the freezer and dip the rim in the egg and then in the lavender & sugar so the rim is coated.
Sieve the drink into the glass and place a borrage flower or two on the top. Enjoy.