A coworker asked me if I knew about a Hello Kitty cocktail or if such a drink even existed.
While having never come across one I had no doubt, given the Japanese affinity for both cocktails and the cartoon that somewhere someone had thought up such a concoction.
Google was not a lot of help - several mentions - but no consensus on anything. So I figured I would make one.
I've always loved the Clover Club Cocktail - the sheer pinkness of that drink is overwhelming. I love that it looks girly but packs a punch - and the fact it is named after a gentlemens club. I can just see those captains of industry getting slushed on foamy pink cocktails.
This summer the Southside has also been a lovely libation. The other day as I had a bit of homemade raspberry cordial left over from another project an idea started to develop:
- 6 cl gin
- 1,5 cl raspberry cordial *
- 1,5 cl lemon juice
- 6 leaves of fresh mint
- Ginger Beer
And yes it's a variation on Audrey Saunders wonderful Gin Gin Mule - so you could just call it a Raspberry Gin Gin Mule if Hello Kitty cramps your style.
* Raspberry Cordial: Cook a good handful of very ripe raspberries with 0,5 dl sugar and the juice from one half lemon for about 5 minutes until berries are falling apart. Work through fine mesh sieve to get all juice out of it. Cool.