The last time I had cocktails was at my friends hen night. We were taught how to make them and then got to enjoy our hard work. It was lots of fun.
I really enjoy cocktails because you always know you are going to get an explosion of flavours. I don't often make them at home though because they can be a bit complicated and you need lots of ingredients.
Soho Juice Co. have aimed to ease the job of making cocktails at home by providing an interesting mixer based on the humble cucumber. The Soho is a soft drink made from a mixture of lemon, lime, cucumber and mint and it tastes refreshing on it's own but is great mixed with alcohol.
I received my Soho Juice in a glass bottle with a plastic stopper. I couldn't wait to get started and flicked through the book I'd been provided with all the cocktail recipes. I decided it had to be a classic Martini.
To make this cocktail I used;
- 20ml dry vermouth
- 40ml dry gin
- Splash of Soho Juice
- Some ice cubes
- A slice of lime (and a little squeeze)
So easy, and very tasty. You are supposed to add a slice of lemon but I love the tangy taste of lime so I added a slice and also squeezed some into my drink. The taste of cucumber really came through, and it also had a very citrus tang. I've never really tasted anything like it and as someone who isn't really fond of cucumber in drinks I did find it very tasty. I would definitely buy Soho Juice again.
You can also add Soho Juice to Cobble, High Juice and Margarita cocktails and maybe invent some of your own. Soho Juice works well with so many other flavours.
Take a look at the Soho Juice Co. website and see what else you can do with Soho Juice.
I was sent a cocktail kit and booklet for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.