Back in March 2017 Hubby and I received our usual Craft Gin Club delivery. The magazine in this box also just so happened to contain what has become one of my favourite cocktail recipes, Unicorn Tears.
Now, I love unicorns, and I most definitely believe them to be real, along with Father Christmas, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy and many others. Not only because I work with children every day, but also because the world would be a far less interesting and fun place without these figures.
I also studied Classical Civilisations at university, and am a huge fan of the Ancient Greeks, who believed that unicorn tears could heal both physical wounds and sorrows of heart. This is pretty awesome to know, however, the idea of a sad unicorn is utterly heartbreaking and somewhat contradictory. I have recently been reliably informed (through the powers of social media) that unicorns only cry with laughter, which makes me feel much better…well whoever heard of a sad unicorn? So, if ever you find yourself searching for something witty to say to a unicorn, in order to heal a broken wrist or heart, and you’re all out of terrible dad jokes, (the kind that we all cringe at around Christmas,) I would urge you to do as Ginned Magazine suggested and give this concoction a try.
Recently my Teacher Buddy #1 bought me a miniature bottle of Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur, which is fabulously shimmery and pretty darn sweet…definitely not for everyone, Hubby took one sniff and uttered some choice words! When our latest holiday gin day arrived we decided to throw some Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur in to this cocktail to add some extra sparkle!
What you need:
- 30ml gin
- 15ml raspberry liqueur (we used Chambord)
- 15ml elderflower liqueur
- 15ml Peach Schnapps (optional – we didn’t have any and it still tasted fab)
- Sparkling wine
What to do:
- Pour the gin, liqueurs and schnapps into a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice and shake vigorously.
- Strain into your glasses, (we went for champagne coupes.)
- Top up with sparkling wine.
I’m a little disappointed that you can’t see the sparkles in this picture, but it was a very shimmery cocktail. For added twinkle you could add some lustre dust which is edible glitter. You can pick it up pretty cheap online, it comes it a fabulous spectrum of colours and doesn’t alter the taste of your drinks at all!
Let me know how you get on, happy cocktail times!