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  • Writer's pictureKirsty Herriot

Dark & Stormy Cocktails and Tunes

I am having far too much fun getting February's Box - Mrs Death Misses Death, ready for you all.

I have sampled so many delicious cocktails and found it so hard to choose that I've had to just settle for two. One has been made for you by Cocktail Canaries and is in the box and the other has the recipe included on the bookmark for you to try making for yourself.

It's my version of a Dark and Stormy, a mood and taste that suits the book perfectly and I have named it "Dark Date Rum-ba". The recipe needs a Date Syrup and I made this myself, so I thought I would put the whole recipe here, in case you want to too.

Date Syrup

17 Medjool Dates, pitted & chopped

500ml Water

100g Dark Brown Sugar

1 Rosemary Sprig

Place all ingredients in a saucepan, stir and bring to a simmer for 5-10 mins

Remove rosemary and fine strain mixture through a mesh sieve.

Leave to cool, store in a container in a fridge until ready to use.

Dark Date Rum-ba

1/2 Cup of Ice

40ml Date Syrup

40ml Dark Rum

20ml Elderflower Liqueur

20ml Lime Juice

Add all ingredients to shaker

Shake until well mixed and chilled.

Strain over ice and garnish with a sprig of rosemary

If you make one, I would love to see pics over on Insta, so don't forget to tag us.

The tunes for this month's playlist were all taken from Salena Godden's own playlists which she has kindly given me access to. I chose a few to go on the Tunes to listen to that's in the box but you can log on to Spotify and listen to her complete collection by clicking here and here.

February's boxes are available to buy now and will start to be posted out at the end of this week. I think you're going to love them!

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