May 10, 2011
Pick up Penhaligon’s Blenheim Bouquet at Jane Leslie & Co. (in-store or online) and mix-up its namesake, out-of-this-world cocktail:
Blenheim Bouquet Cocktail - A bracing mix of citrus oils, spices and woods Blenheim Bouquet is discreet, sensual and immaculately turned out with a flash of heritage flourish.
■A generous 40 ml of 42 Below Vodka;
■20 ml of fresh lemon juice;
■2 bar spoons of lavender syrup;
■1 bar spoon of tarragon syrup;
■1/ 2 bar spoon of cracked pink peppercorn syrup (or a few crushed pink peppercorns)
■A liberal top up of Prosecco;
■Garnish with slapped mint and lemon oil (from zest)!
(1 bar spoon = 5ml)
To make a flavoured syrup is surprisingly simple. Just add your flavouring (fresh tarragon, lavender flowers or crushed pink peppercorns) to equal amounts of sugar and water, bring to the boil over a medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and leave to cool. Then strain the syrup and decant into a lovely glass bottle! It will keep for a week or so.