Spiced Redcurrant & Rose Smash
I love a stiff drink as much as the next person, but there’s no way I can hammer the hard stuff every day of December without becoming a fully dysfunctional human. That’s where great booze-free options really come into their own.
I think that there's space in everyone's repetoire for a couple of great non-alcoholic options. This picture perfect drink is guaranteed to win a spot. With pretty floral-spicy Middle Eastern flavours and moreish spice from the redcurrants - prepare your Insta filters.
Spiced redcurrant and rose smash
2 sprigs of redcurrants (about 1 tbls frozen berries)
½ shot rose and black pepper syrup
Peychauds Bitters (or other Creole bitters blend)
1 giant ice cube
- Heat the redcurrants in a ramekin in 30 second blasts in the microwave until they burst
- Mash and then sieve out the seed
- Combine the redcurrant purée and rose and black pepper syrup in the base of the glass and mix
- Add the ice cube, soda and 2 healthy shakes of the bitters and stir