Treat yourself to a cocktail – try the latest from Schweppes which are packed full of anti-ageing ingredients and antioxidants.
Schweppes Cocktails with Russhian and Schweppes Tonic water with a hint of Pomegranate
5ml Milk Thistle tincture, 15ml elderflower cordial, 50ml fresh (white) grapefruit juice, 75ml pomegranate tonic, Vanilla sugared rim
Edge a rocks glass with Vanilla sugar, add the milk thistle and the elderflower cordial and stir with a couple of ice cubes. Add the remaining ingredients. Garnish with a thin grapefruit zest.
The active ingredient in Milk Thistle, silymarin, protects the liver from toxin or disease-related damage by stimulating the regenerative ability of the liver to replenish and strengthen liver cells. It can even improve digestion by stimulating the gall bladder. As a powerful antioxidant, silymarin may also prevent highly reactive oxygen molecules called free radicals from damaging cells throughout the body, especially in the liver where it may reduce damage to liver cells caused by overuse of certain prescription drugs.
50ml Vodka, 20ml limejuice, 10ml sugar syrup, 5ml ginseng tincture, thumbnail of ginger, dash of crme de casis, 150ml Russchian
Shake all but the Russchian in a shaker filled with ice, strain into a highball glass and top with Russchian. Garnish with a slice of ginger.
Sweet as Honey
50ml Myer’s Rum, 20ml honey, 20ml limejuice,1 00ml Schweppes Pomegranate Tonic, 4 cloves, Pinch of cinnamon,Grapefruit zest
Muddle the rum, lime and honey together until the honey has dissolved into the rum. Add the spices and the grapefruit zest, shake over ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a zest of orange speared with cloves.
50ml Bombay Sapphire gin, 20ml fresh grapefruit juice, 15ml elderflower cordial, 6 mint leaves, pomegranate tonic
Muddle the mint with the elderflower cordial in a highball glass, fill with crushed ice and add remaining ingredients. Garnish with a mint sprig and serve with two straws. Long refreshing, elegant and very British cooler.
20ml parfait amour, 20ml Zubrowka vodka, 1 sugar cube doused in Angostura bitters, top with chilled Russchian
Build all ingredients into a frosted champagne flute. Garnish with a thin grapefruit zest. Beautiful, violet-coloured drink presented in a sophisticated tall champagne flute.
45ml Monkey shoulder, 30ml Butterscotch schnapps,2 dashes orange bitters, 15ml lemon juice,5 ml sugar syrup, 5ml egg white, Top with Russchian
Shake all ingredients over ice a shaker and strain into a highball glass with ice. Top with Russchian.