We’re starting the week off with one of our favourite cocktails here at Team G&T HQ.
The ‘I Dream of Jeanie Martini’ is a wonderful, light hearted cocktail which is perfect for any occasion, but lends itself especially well to those snuggly nights in with friends, complete with fluffy dressing gowns, face masks and manicures. I’m speaking from experience here; I drank these once with my sister whilst we had the most pampering of pamper sessions and it was glorious. Imagine a fresh, citrus cocktail with a coconut sweetness and you’re pretty close to what it actually tastes like. Although the image below doesn’t quite do it justice, it also has a lovely light pink colour and the faint aroma of candyfloss which is delightful. Yes, perhaps it’s a bit on-the-nose and clichéd to say it’s the quintessential girls night in drink but it really is perfection in a glass.
I honestly can’t think of too many cocktails off the top of my head that use coconut rum quite so well; it seems to me that in recent years Malibu and the other cheaper brands have been sacrificed to the booze gods and they’re now used for quick and easy pre-drinks at home to be followed as cheap spirit-and-mixer deals in student clubs up and down the country. Dare I say it, coconut rum just simply isn’t seen as classy. However, if the ‘I Dream of Jeanie Martini’ was added to a few menus, who knows, it could raise the stocks of the coconut rum once again to being more than a student drink. Nonetheless, even if it doesn’t become popular this is one drink that I insist you must try yourself at home. There’s not many like it and, frankly, you deserve to treat yourself.
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♦ 1 ½ ounces Coconut rum
♦ 1 ounce citron vodka
♦ 1 ounce triple sec
♦ 1 ½ ounces cranberry juice
♦ ½ lime juice
Shake the ingredients well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add a cocktail cherry or two if you want, why not! Kick back and relax in your warmest dressing gown and slippers and enjoy.