The Weekly Cocktail Recipe – The Flame Haired Lady

Tying in with Bonfire Night, this week’s cocktail recipe is here a little earlier than usual, provided by Portobello Road Gin’s Jake Burger.

“This is our own Bonfire Night take on that classic drink The White Lady,” Jake explains. “Here we have just sweetened it up a little and added some winter spice by the addition of gingerbread syrup. You can buy a really good one from Monin syrups called Pain D’epices or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous try making your own with this recipe from Wandsworth’s finest; Nigella Lawson.”


Serves one

Portobello Road Gin, 1 ½ shot

Cointreau, ¾ shot

Freshly squeezed lemon juice, ¾ shot

Egg white, ½ shot

Gingerbread Syrup, 1/3 shot


1. Shake this very hard, for a long time, maybe 45 seconds, in a cocktail shaker with just three or four ice cubes. You want to whip it into a nice foamy consistency.

2. Strain it into a chilled cocktail glass and serve with a portion of home-made gingerbread or a gingerbread man.

3. A dusting of ground cinnamon is also an optional adornment.

 Portobello Road Gin is available in store and online from Waitrose, Selfridges, Tesco and Harvey Nichols. RRP £25

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