Forget-me-not Cocktail

Forget-me-nots allegedly got their name from from a medieval knight who was walking along a river bank and upon bending to pick some flowers for his fiancée he fell in. He threw the flowers to the bank and shouted 'forget me not' before drowning.

Buy edible flowers for cocktails from http://maddocksfarmorganics.co.uk Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Apple Schnapps
  • 3/4 oz Cherry Brandy
  • 1/4 oz of Kirschwasser Cherry Brandy

Who could resist a cocktail named after such a dainty wee flower and the fact that forget-me-nots are edible flowers means that this is a cocktail has my name on it. Okay, okay - I know - most of them do have my name on them! We also donate £1 from every box of Forget-me-nots to The Alzheimers Society with which we have an affinity. Edible forget-me-not flowers

Living in deepest darkest Devon I couldn't get hold of Kirchwasser Cherry Brandy so I used a full ounce of regular. I suspect that the Kirchwasser is a far more refined version and I have probably committed some cardinal sin but to my uninformed palate it tasted just fine.

 

 

This drink can also be made longer and less potent with the addition of a long draught of cranberry or grape juice and some ice. Enjoy. You can, of course, enjoy Forget-me-not flowers in any cocktail. They are not precious and will happily float on any drink.