Simnel cake sour

Simnel cake sour

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Looking for an Easter cocktail with all the spices of the season? This twist on an Amaretto sour has a splash of orange juice and a dusting of cinnamon to give you Simnel cake in a glass

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal202
  • fat2g
  • saturates0.1g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre0.4g
  • protein1g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 25ml kirsch or brandy
    Kirsch

    Kirsch

    kirr-ssh

    Produced in mainly in Germany, but also in Switzerland and the Alsace region of France, Kirsch…

  • 100ml amaretto
  • juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • juice 1 orange
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 100ml Madeira
  • ice
  • 50g golden marzipan

For the spiced syrup

  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • thick strip of orange zest
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 1 tsp cinnamon
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • pinch dried ginger
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

You will need

  • 4 cocktail sticks

Method

  1. Start by making the spiced syrup. Put all of the ingredients into a saucepan with 100ml water. Gently bring to the boil, then turn the heat off and allow to cool completely. Once cold, pour the mixture through a sieve into a jug and chill until needed. Will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.

  2. Heat grill to high then roll the marzipan in to 4 balls and place on a baking sheet and grill for 2-3 mins or just until the very top of the marzipan is toasted. Leave to cool then when cold enough to handle thread them on the cocktail stick

  3. Fill 4 tumblers with ice then pour the brandy, Amaretto, lemon and orange juice, Madeira and 50ml of the syrup into a cocktail shaker with a large handful of ice. Shake well until the out side of the shaker feels icy cold. Strain into the tumblers and add the marzipan garnish. Serve immediately.

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lizleicester
26th Mar, 2016
5.05
Made this as an Easter treat for me, my mother and daughter (who all love Amaretto Sours). It should come with a warning about how delicious and moreish it is!
lizleicester
26th Mar, 2016
5.05
Made this as an Easter treat for me, my Mother, and daughter (who all love Amaretto Sours). It should have a warning on it because it is so delicious and moreish. We justified it by claiming that it contained at least 1 of our 5-a-day!
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