Cocktail of the week: Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Richard Jones’ Murder on the Dancefloor – recipe
A fruity little gin livener that will have you dancing around your kitchen
Well, it was only a matter of time before we gave this name to one of our home cocktails. Blood-red and made with a remarkable colour-changing gin, it’s now a fixture on our drinks board.
Murder on the Dancefloor
100ml good-quality gin – we use Pink Marmalade, for its amazing, colour-changing properties
Juice of ½ lemon or lime
100ml cranberry juice
1 tsp agave syrup – you may need a little more, depending on the sweetness of the cranberry juice
2 lavender sprigs, to garnish (optional)
Fill a couple of martini glasses with ice and set aside to chill. Put plenty of ice in a cocktail shaker and throw in all the liquids. Pop on the lid and shake vigorously for 20 seconds – give it your all.
Throw out the ice from your now very cold glasses and strain the cocktail evenly into them. Top each with a lavender sprig, if you like, and drink immediately.