Locksley Tuscadero, a play on a mojito, is named with a bit of nostalgia for Happy Days. Remember The Fonz’s girlfriend? Pinky Tuscadero, as this cocktail is pink, pink, pink, we thought it appropriate.
50ml Sir Robin of Locksley® Gin
25ml Pink Grapefruit Juice
10ml Pink Peppercorn Syrup
4 leaves of fresh Mint
Muddle the Mint leaves and syrup before adding the other ingredients with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled Martini glass.
Garnish with a sprig of mint.
To make the Pink Peppercorn Syrup, coarsely crush half a cup of Pink Peppercorns. Bring to the boil in a saucepan with 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water, until the sugar dissolves. Let cool and infuse for a couple of hours before straining.
NB… Simple Syrup for cocktails is commonly 1 part water to 2 parts sugar. For this recipe we used a slightly different ratio, to achieve a better balance between the sweetness of the syrup and the flavour concentration of the Pink Peppercorns.
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