South-Westerly

by Spritz

"The prevailing Hebridean wind inspires this nod to the classic Southside"

To Make the Seashore Sugar

Ingredients

100g Granulated Sugar

100ml Filtered Water

25g Sea Aster (or other seashore herb)

METHODOLOGY

Add all ingredients to a pan.

On a low heat, dissolve the sugar into the water.

Strain off the liquid into a bottle and store chilled.


To Make the Cocktail

Ingredients

50ml Isle of Harris Gin

25ml Lime juice

15ml Seashore Sugar

5 Lemon Balm Leaves (mint will suffice)

Optional Addition:

10 drops of Wild Gorse Tincture

Garnish

Lemon Balm Leaf (or mint)

Methodology

Pour the ingredients and place the herbs into the small half of a cocktail shaker.

Add cubed ice, seal with the large half.

Shake hard for ten to fifteen seconds.

Double strain into a chilled Isle of Harris Martini Glass.

Garnish with a lemon balm or mint leaf.


NOTES:

A Harris take on the Southside. We've named ours after the prevailing Hebridean wind.

If you can't get hold of sea aster or another edible sea herb you can use rosemary in place or another aromatic herb.

Feel free to experiment with the amount of sugar to find your preferred level of sharpness.

If you have our Wild Gorse Tincture, a few drops really adds a new element to the drink.