No party is complete without a good drink so I prepared two simple cocktail ideas that went down a treat. This rose sryup is lovely, I thought it might be too sweet but it was just right to start the proceedings. I mixed mine with Vodka but Gin would work just as well, for non drinkers - just leave out the spirits.recipe. I think the recipe worked out better than mine I was a bit slap dash in my preparation but everyone got the idea and they did look very pretty.
I was on a bit of a roll with flavoured syrups so made a fresh raspberry and ginger version. I thought it would be really hard to make but it was so simple; Mix one cup of granulated sugar, one cup of water, a cup and a half of raspberries (mine were frozen) and some ginger to taste (I used about three pinches of pre-cut from a jar). Boil in a pan for about 8 mins on a high heat until the raspberries break down, simmer gently for another 5 mins. Strain and leave to cool. Serve over lots of ice with soda (add Vodka or Gin if required).