The Robin Song
The chairman of Gilbey’s at the beginning of the 20th century was an avid birdwatcher and he blessed Redbreast with its monicker. Despite its small stature, the Robin Redbreast is one of the few birds robust enough in character to stay put for an Irish winter.
- 50ml Redbreast
- 30ml Marsala Quince Syrup*
- To make the drink add both ingredients to a mixing glass or Boston tin filled with rock ice. Now use the technique of throwing to both mix and chill the drink. This gives the cocktail a great mouth feel.<br> To serve pour over a hand-cut rock of ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a twist of orange.
- *To make Marsala Quince Syrup - Roughly chop 500g of quince and place it in a saucepan with 250ml Marsala wine, 100g of castor sugar and 100g honey. Bring this mix to the boil and stir it to dissolve the sugar syrup. Add two twists of orange and place a lid on the pan. Simmer the mix for 2-3 hours. Allow to cool before straining through a sieve. The syrup is now read to use.