Not many plants are growing during this Wintery Welsh Weather. The sunny coloured Gorse flowers (Eithin in Welsh) are therefore a special sight during a cold walk, and a tasty treat once back into the warmth! Because it stands out when other plants have died back for Winter, many think that it's always flowering, and therefore the saying 'When gorse is out of blossom, kissing's out of fashion'. I think Gorse, with its surprisingly tropical taste, is therefore the only choice for a Festive Cocktail. We've combined it with a few other ingredients which will probably be around the kitchen during Christmas.
In a shaker (pint glass will substitute well) place...
20ml of Gorse Syrup
25ml of Brandy
Stir with ice to combine, cool and dilute slightly. (Until the outside of glass mists and condenses slightly)
Pour into a Flute or Martini glass, without the ice, through a Hawthorne Cocktail Strainer (or a small strainer will serve)
Top up with Prosecco, about 60ml
Stir and garnish with a spiral of Orange Peel