This Smirnoff Marmalade Collins cocktail recipe is ridiculously easy to throw together and perfect for serving at a party or gathering, whatever the weather!
So we go camping every Easter, to a great big outdoorsy bushcrafty event in 100 acres of woodland where we get to hang out with a whole heap of our friends, take part in various workshops and classes, and there’s even a beer tent for when you need a little refreshment. This year I do quite fancy the idea of shaking up a few cocktails to pass around the campfire, which makes this recipe even more perfectly timed.
No need for any fancy cocktail paraphenalia either, just grab a clean jam jar and within 60 seconds you’ll have a neat little twist on a classical Collins. Shaken, not stirred.
So, imagine these flavours: vodka, lemon juice, soda water and just a touch of sugar all piled up over ice. Nice huh?
And now we’re going to add in one little biddy teaspoon of marmalade. What the?! I know, it sounds weird as hell but as I’ve never been one to walk away from a new foodie (drinkie?) experience, I went with it. Strangely friends, it works.
Now I’m assuming most people would be using orange marmalade but as it wasn’t specified in the recipe, and the only marmalade I had in the cupboard was a home made jar of the lemon variety, I went with that. And I liked it. In fact I liked it enough to make a second one as ‘the pictures weren’t quite right’.
Yeah, busted :)
And so, without further ado, may I introduce you to my cocktail of the moment, the terribly quirky Smirnoff Marmalade Collins…
- 50 ml Smirnoff No. 21® vodka
- 1 teaspoon caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon marmalade
- 25 ml lemon juice
- 1 lemon wedge
- Soda water
- Pop the vodka, sugar lemon juice and the marmalade into a clean jam jar.
- Fill the rest of the jar up with ice, twist on the jam jar lid well and shake, until the lid feels cold to touch.
- Remove the lid, top the ice back up and splash soda water over the top.
- Dress with a slice of lemon if you're feeling fancy, and enjoy!
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