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Pineberry Cocktail - Making New Drinks With Pineberries
The latest fruit to hit the UK market is the Pineberry. MyHomeBar.co.uk have been designing some new cocktails especially for the new arrival so you can try them at home.
Waitrose have the exclusive distribution rights in the UK and will only be stocking the fruit for 5 weeks in a limited number of stores.
The fruit is 100% natural and originated in South America, it is not genetically modified as you may expect. It starts green, like a strawberry, turning white as it ripens. When the fruit is completely white and seeds have turned a dark red, it will be perfect for using in your cocktails.
Oliver Banks from MyHomeBar.co.uk states “this new fruit arrival offers bartenders and home bar enthusiasts the chance to take on a new ingredient, using it to revolutionise existing drinks recipes and make exciting and original cocktails”.
“The berry’s appearance also give the opportunity to create interesting and unusual garnishes too.”
So as the Pineberry arrives in the UK amidst wind, rain and snow, try some new cocktails from at home, if you can get your hands on a pack over the next 5 weeks.
•3 Mint Leaves
•½ Teaspoon of Caster Sugar
•Small squeeze of Lemon
Muddle the Pineberries, Mint and Sugar into a cocktail shaker, then add the gin, Cointreau and lemon. Seal the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into an ice filled Hi-Ball glass, top with soda water. Garnish with 3 slices of Pineberry on the rim.
•50ml White Rum
•Juice of 1 Lime
•25ml Sugar Syrup
Muddle the Pineberries in a cocktail shaker, add the remaining ingredients and shake vigorously. Double strain into a Cocktail Glass and garnish with a whole Pineberry on the rim.
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