Saint George’s Day…..The Best of British

April 24, 2018

Saint George’s Day, also known as the Feast of Saint George, is the feast day of Saint as celebrated by various Christian Churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which Saint George is the patron saint. Saint George’s Day is celebrated on 23 April, the traditionally accepted date of the saint’s death in the Diocletianic Persecution of AD 303 as detailed on https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/uk/st-george-day

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought it was important to take a look back at the history of St George’s Day to better understand how this day came about and why it is so important to remember him and what Saint George stands for… BRITAIN and all things British!!  So in this vein, we wanted to explore the ‘Best of British’ when it comes to the good ole cocktail!  Today’s pick is ‘An English Cobbler’, a drink made up of spirits, fruit & sugar. Served over cracked, or crushed ice and lavished with seasonal fruit. It’s just a great way to get some fruit in to a spirit that you’re enjoying and end up with a refreshing, beautiful looking drink that has considered what is in season. I am certain this is a drink we’ll revisit. I like to use the fruit shown below, but work with whatever you have to hand and/or feels good.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

1 lemon wedge
2 pineapple wedges
2 orange wedges
10ml Maraschino liqueur
10ml sugar syrup
10ml lemon juice
Top with English sparkling wine.

Method: Shake all except sparkling wine & strain in to your glass. Top with your wine.
Glass: Tall glass filled with crushed/cracked ice
Garnish: Mint Sprig & whatever fruit you have to hand

 

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