Bill Granger recipe: Lime, elderflower and gin cocktail

Serves 6

Bill Granger
Friday 15 August 2014 21:37 BST
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Lime, elderflower and gin cocktail
Lime, elderflower and gin cocktail (Kristin Perers)

I love Pimm's, but I'm not a fan of the way the fruit gets macerated after sitting around for a bit. This is much more up my street.

6 limes, 4 peeled and chopped, 2 sliced
100ml elderflower cordial
2 tbsp caster sugar
250ml gin
750ml soda water
Couple sprigs of mint, leaves only
Ice, to serve

Whizz the chopped limes, elderflower cordial and caster sugar in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour into a large bottle with the gin and the soda water.

Close and keep chilled until just before leaving the house then place in a cool bag with a bag of ice and a container with the mint and sliced limes.

When it comes time to serve, put some ice and the lime slices in a large jug. Pour in the prepared cocktail and stir. Serve immediately.

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