31 days of cocktails: Scandinavian Shooters

01 December 2018 - 12:00
By S Mag
Image: 123RF/foxterrier2005

It's the first of Dezemba and we're excited. To kick the festive month off properly, where we will be featuring a cocktail recipe everyday this month! To start off with a bang try mix up some shooters to celebrate the first Saturday of December. 


1 x 750ml bottle of gin (or vodka)

5ml (1 tsp) finely grated lemon zest

2 star anise

5ml (1 tsp) crushed coriander seeds

5ml (1 tsp) fructose liquid sweetener (or 2-4 tsp caster sugar, adjust to taste)


Pour the gin into a jug, add the other ingredients, cover and leave to stand for a week. Strain through a tea strainer and then strain again through a clean/new handkerchief. To avoid losing any of the joy of this delectable liqueur, now suck the handkerchief. Serve the liquid neat in very small v-shaped liqueur glasses, ice cold, straight from the freezer.

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