Just back from a riverboat cruise vacation, floating down the Danube—We started with a visit to Prague, Czech Republic and Cesky Krumlov, then boarded a riverboat for an excursion from Passau to Budapest. This Jittery Gin Cocktail is a toast to all the wonderful people we met along the way, the memories, the sights, the history.
Everyone’s been asking for highlights and it taxes my memory to try to recall the best moments, because there were too many. So let me start by showing you a few photos from a walking tour in Prague. But first, a toast. Raise a glass of Jittery Gin Cocktail, sip’n grin while you peruse the Prague photos. Many thanks to hard-working tour guides, trip organizers, and most importantly, my wonderful husband, who proposed this magical excursion.
(Disclaimer: Ungava Gin was sent to JC for review. The opinions expressed are genuine. Recipe was created in a flash of jittery inspiration and gratitude.)
Jittery Gin Cocktail
- 1/2 c Ungava Gin
- 1 c frozen cherries
- 2 T lime juice (1 lime)
- 2 T maple syrup
- 1/2 t grated ginger
- mint leaves, as garnish
- tonic water (optional)
Combine gin, cherries, lime, syrup and ginger in a Vitamix or blender. Blend well.
Serve Jittery Gin Cocktail in small shot glasses with straws cut in half. Or serve upon request in medium-sized glasses diluted with tonic water. Be prepared for the drink to bubble up! It’s very dramatic. Garnish each glass with a mint leaf. Serves 5 – 6.
If you’ve got too much Jittery Gin Cocktail to use up right away, fill up an ice cube tray, topping each cube with a mint leaf and enjoy some Jittery Gin Cocktail Slushies. Delicious, served in 2 or 3 cube portions, slurped or scooped up from shot glasses using fat mini-straws or tiny spoons.
No matter which style you choose, Jittery Gin Cocktail is irresistible. L’chaim!
- Golden yellow-coloured Ungava Gin, made with indigenous Quebec herbs, inspired my Jittery Gin Cocktail sip’n gin grin. Can’t wait to see if it has the same effect on all of you!