Influenced by the Negroni, this mocktail showcases the botanicals of gin and the citrus bitters bringing the Campari style element.

Ingredients

If your taste is for a more bitter cocktail, I would suggest adding some of the Italian Sanbitter which will also give that glorious pale pink shade.

Makes 1 mocktail (non-alcoholic cocktail)

For the ice cubes

  • 20 cranberries
  • 1 orange, zest only
  • 300ml cold water

Mocktail

  • 120ml white grape juice (or non-alcoholic white wine)
  • 1 tsp pink peppercorns
  • 1 tsp juniper berries, gently crushed
  • ½ lime, zest only
  • Sprig of lemon balm
  • 10 drops Marmalade Citrus Bitters
  • Ice

To decorate

  • Long rosemary sprig, to decorate


 

Method

  1. For the ice cubes, arrange the ingredients into the segments of an ice cube container and pour in the water. Freeze overnight.
  2. For the cocktail, firstly chill the serving glass.  Then pour the grape juice into a saucepan, add the pink peppercorns, juniper berries, lime zest and a sprig of lemon balm. Bring to a bare simmer, then remove from the heat and allow to cool completely.
  3. Pour all the juice mix into a tall glass, add the Marmalade Citrus Bitters and ice and stir gently with a stirrer or a long spoon – for no more than 15 seconds.
  4.  Then, using a fine sieve, strain the contents into the chilled cocktail glass.  Add three or four cranberry orange ice cubes, finish with a rosemary sprig and serve immediately.