Lovebug Cocktail (Valentines Cocktail)

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Lovebug Cocktail

Makes 2


Red sugar, to decorate the glasses


100ml vodka

200ml cranberry juice

Juice of ½ lime

Glacé cherries, to decorate

Lemonade, to top up (optional)

2 sprigs of mint, to decorate


How to make red sugar, use 50g caster sugar and red food colour, add enough colouring until you get the colour you require. Mix well and spread out on a flat tray lined with parchment to dry. This takes between 15 to 30 minutes.

It will keep in a sealed glass jar for a few weeks.

To decorate the glass, rub a slice of lime around the rim of the glasses, dip into the red sugar and leave to dry.

To make the cocktail, add ice, pour in the vodka and cranberry juice.

Add the lime juice.

Add some lemonade, if you wish as an optional extra.

Thread 2 or 3 cherries onto cocktail stick and place on the top of each glass.

Add a sprig of mint to each glass.


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