The Soho Juice Co. kindly sent me a cocktail starter pack for the purpose of this post.
A couple of years ago, my husband and my dad undertook a huge project to build a decking across our back garden. Prior to this, the area was totally unusable for the children, due to being set onto a hill.
When the decking was complete, I was determined to spend as many evenings as possible relaxing out there with a cocktail. We have a beautiful view of the hills and the nature reserve behind, and it really is a fabulous place to spend an evening.
As usual, life got in the way and it is a rare event for me to sit outside and relax. So when Soho Juice Co got in touch and asked if I’d like to try their new cocktail mixer – the Soho – I jumped at the chance. And so, against all the odds I spend a relaxing few minutes on the decking with a cocktail.
The Soho is a refreshing combination of cucumber, mint, lemon and lime. The last time I made cocktails, I had to enlist a bit of help from a cocktail pro. So it was quite nice that the Soho is a mixer that you just shake, open and pour. It comes in a lovely glass bottle with a plastic cork to keep the fizz in, the sort that I love to reuse when I’m making elderflower champagne. It is made from naturally sourced flavours and fruit juices, so as well as tasting great, it doesn’t leave that awful film on your teeth that sweet, synthetic mixers do. I’d also be more than happy to buy a bottle of this to drink with lunch as a standalone drink, it really doesn’t need any additions to taste great.
I was sent a lovely cocktail book by the Soho Juice Co, but I’m a bit of a purist so I wanted to try the mixer on its own with just some very basic additions, rather than putting too much in the cocktail.
So I went for my own creation, which I’m naming, “The Summer Evening”. The ingredients were:
- A shot of Bombay Sapphire Gin
- A shot of Martini
- A generous squeeze of lemon juice
- Top up with the Soho
- Lemon to garnish
The result wasn’t beautiful, but it was refreshing and perfect for enjoying on a summer evening on the decking. I do hope there are many more of those to come.