Monday, 7 September 2009
I wanted to celebrate the start of the cooler season with fruits of the earth. My favourite herb in anything Italian is fresh basil. Follow that with berries for dessert and I'm anyone's...
You know how sometimes you draw two opposing cards and they combine to make the most precious reading, as long as you add intuition? Well, combining basil and berries works in the same way... as long as you add alcohol!
Try this, chilled. I have named it 'The Queen of Pentacles' because it's earthy and bounteous in flavour:
5 fresh basil leaves
1 shot Grand Marnier
1 shot Chambord (or other berry liquor)
3 dashes cranberry juice.
Liani xo (on holiday in Stratford-upon-Avon!)
PS: This is way too much fun. There have to be other cocktails out there that you can link to tarot cards... Email your recipes to email@example.com, along with the card you are naming your cocktail after. The best entries will be published here on the blog and will receive a free 3 card email reading! Get out the blender...