The inspiration for this cocktail stems from a lack of gin. However, the cocktail that resulted from the limited repertoire of ingredients I had on hand turned out to be quite delicious, so I decided to share it with all of you (whoever you might be):
Recipe (for 2 cocktails):
3 oz Bowmore Scotch (this is a very peaty, smokey single malt, from the Islay region)
1.5 oz Jack Honey
1 oz Rooibos-Pomegranite syrup ( I used President’s Choice Rooibos-Pomegranite jelly, mixed with a little bit of water, and heated- however, another type of sweeter would do…maybe maple syrup or a citrus syrup)
a few wild strawberries (I had them lying around and used them to add some acidity to the drink, but other flavourful berries, or a bit of citrus juice, should work well)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Muddle the strawberries a bit, to release their juice. Add ice to the shaker. Shake it up! Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a strawberry, or a twist of whichever citrus fruit you’re using.