Great Value Gin and Fizz at Aldi – Anyone for a cocktail?

Great Value Gin and Fizz at Aldi – Anyone for a cocktail?

31-1-17 Aldi-ginI know so many people who have done dry January. How have you done? Did you manage it and do you feel any better for it? I did a dry 2 whole month last June & July and since then have been drinking gin as my drink of choice. If you are going to drink did you know gin and vodka are the best clean drinks to drink? I do love a refreshing gin and tonic and adore gin based cocktails.

Aldi have a wonderful gin that is such great value. A 70 CL bottle is going to set you back just £9.97. It tastes clear and crisp and goes just perfectly with tonic water and a slice of lemon or lime.

Or why not create the ultimate gin cocktail?

Blackberry Smash

Delicious fresh berries and fresh lemon juice combine with the crisp taste of gin to make this cocktail the perfect weekend drink. With its uplifting citrus and berry notes, Blackberry Smash is an excellent drink to brighten up your winter.

Ingredients         Great-value-gin

50 ml Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin

½ a cup of white sugar

½ a cup hot water

10-12 blackberries

25ml fresh lemon juice

6 mint leaves

Sparkling water to top

Methodology

  • Fill a tall glass and a cocktail shaker with cubed ice
  • To make blackberry syrup dissolve the white sugar in the hot water. Once dissolved add in 10/12 blackberries and allow to cool down to room temperature before straining and chilling in the fridge
  • Add 25ml of blackberry syrup and all ingredients (except the sparkling water) to the cocktail shaker
  • Shake hard for ten seconds and then strain through a tea strainer into the ice-filled tall glass
  • Slowly top with sparkling water

Decoration / to serve

Garnish with a lemon wedge, blackberry and large mint sprig. Finely dust with castor sugar to give a frosted look.

Prosecco and Sparkling Wine

I am also partial to a nice glass of prosecco. Both of these fizzes from Aldi completely hit the spot, the 2nd bottle, the Cremant du Jura tastes just like champagne but costs loads less money. My kind of fizz!!

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante Superiore DOCG

Case of six £41.94 / single bottle £6.99

Available at www.aldi.co.uk and in stores nationwide now

Enjoy a glass of crisp and dry Prosecco with a slice of cake as an afternoon treat. Light and refreshing with pleasing bubbles, attractive autumn fruits and delicate floral touches makes this an easy drinking bottle of fizz.

Philippe Michel Cremant du Jura

Case of six £44.94 / single bottle £7.49

Available at www.aldi.co.uk and in stores nationwide now

Made in the same way as Champagne, from 100% Chardonnay grapes, this wine has a sophisticated subtlety with stimulating fresh citrus notes and a lovely length. 2017 brings new packaging for this Aldi favourite, which still delivers a crisp and zingy finish with floral and brioche notes.

I received a bottle of gin in return for this post, lovely:-)

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