Oliver’s twist cocktail

Serves 1

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 30 ml dry gin

  • 15 ml elderflower liqueur

  • a handful of ice cubes

  • 300 ml lager

  • For the chilli-infused honey:

  • 1 fresh red chilli

  • 1 x 340 g jar of runny honey

At least 3 hours before you're ready to serve, prepare the chilli-infused honey. Halve the chilli, place in the jar of honey and leave to infuse for around 3 hours – you'll only need about a tablespoon for this recipe but it'll keep for months (I love it as a glaze on roast meat or if you need a kick in the morning, drizzle it in your porridge).



When you're ready to start, place a long glass in the freezer to chill for about 5 minutes, then squeeze in the lemon juice and stir in the chilli-infused honey, gin and elderflower liqueur. Fill with ice, top up with the lager and stir to combine. Have a taste and add a little more honey or lemon juice, if you think it needs it. Using a speed-peeler, peel a strip of lemon zest, then add to the cocktail with a few slices of fresh strawberry, if you like.

Nutritional Information

Oliver’s twist cocktail

Refreshing, sweet & spicy

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Serves 1
10m (plus infusing)
Super easy
Method

At least 3 hours before you're ready to serve, prepare the chilli-infused honey. Halve the chilli, place in the jar of honey and leave to infuse for around 3 hours – you'll only need about a tablespoon for this recipe but it'll keep for months (I love it as a glaze on roast meat or if you need a kick in the morning, drizzle it in your porridge).

When you're ready to start, place a long glass in the freezer to chill for about 5 minutes, then squeeze in the lemon juice and stir in the chilli-infused honey, gin and elderflower liqueur. Fill with ice, top up with the lager and stir to combine. Have a taste and add a little more honey or lemon juice, if you think it needs it. Using a speed-peeler, peel a strip of lemon zest, then add to the cocktail with a few slices of fresh strawberry, if you like.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 231
    12%
  • Carbs 11.7g
    5%
  • Sugar 11.7g 13%
  • Fat 0g 0%
  • Saturates 0g 0%
  • Protein 1g 2%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 30 ml dry gin

  • 15 ml elderflower liqueur

  • a handful of ice cubes

  • 300 ml lager

  • For the chilli-infused honey:

  • 1 fresh red chilli

  • 1 x 340 g jar of runny honey