By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food
Tying in with Waterloo Food Festival, The Sky Bar at the H10 Waterloo hotel will host a series of gin master classes this month. With two more master classes taking place in July, the gin bar will focus on both Portobello Road Gin and Voortrekker Gin, and what’s more – the £5 entry fee also includes a cocktail on arrival. Offering a taste of what’s to expect from The Sky Bar’s gin master classes, this week’s cocktail recipe is also an ideal pour for avid gin enthusiasts to recreate at home this weekend and hope for the sun to make a rare appearance.
Sipsmith gin, 40ml
Strawberry puree, 15ml
Lime juice, 15ml
Creme de Cassis, 10ml
Sugar syrup, 7ml
Mint leaves, 3
Muddle 4 slices of lime with 7ml of sugar syrup to bind.
Add 15 ml of strawberry puree and 40 ml of Sipsmith London Dry Gin.
Add cubed ice and stir with the bar spoon 20 times left and 20 times right.
Add crushed iced on top and 10ml Creme de Cassis.
Garnish with a lime wedge and the mint leaves.
The Sky Bar’s Gin Masterclass is priced at £5 per person and includes a free cocktail on arrival, gin sampling and expert chat from the following distilleries: Portobello Road Gin (20th July) and Voortrekker Gin (27th July). Further information can be found at wearewaterloo.co.uk/foodfestival.