You remember I said I had to get reading glasses? And what fun it was going to be to buy new eyewear? Well turns out it was fun, while it lasted. I bought beautiful new Tom Davies glasses, which I picked up on Saturday and LOST at Heathrow picking up middleagedad on his return from his trip to Frieze New York on Sunday. I haven’t stopped sobbing since.
While I was waiting for nice ones, I quickly bought a pair of hideous pink and purple floral ones (£5 above) to keep me going, these I still have, it is always the way, isn’t it.
How did I lose them? I went to put them in my fabulous little hanging bag…and must have missed. Whatever.
To cheer me up middleagedad made me a cocktail he’d discovered in his travels which uses marmalade. Due to my enthusiasm for making marmalade, we have quite a lot in the store cupboard so this is the ideal recipe for me. It is delicious and I can confirm it did a great job in cheering me up.
A measure of Hendricks gin.
2-3 drops of orange bitters
2 measures of freshly squeezed orange juice (we had blood oranges so used those)
1 teaspoon of marmalade, no peel (sieved and softened up with some of the orange juice to make it easy to mix)
Shake contents over ice in a cocktail shaker and pour.
Sip and sob…sobbing will eventually cease. This recipe is from Red Rooster in Harlem where it is called a Gin & Juice, but I have renamed it. The restaurant is fantastic according to M.A.D and should be on your list of places to eat should you be lucky enough to visit New York soon.