New Gin Fizz Earrings, from the Speakeasy Collection.

Is it immodest to say they are my favourites that I have designed this season?! I do love them! I have used crystal chandelier beads with sterling silver links to create them, and they really encapsulate what the Speakeasy Collection is all about, simple, elegant and with lots of sparkle.
I asked you on my blog, on Twitter and on my Facebook page to choose a name for me, the options being Gin Fizz, Gin Palace and Gin O’Clock – the favourite was Gin Fizz by a mile, so here they are!
‘Gin Fizz’ is a cocktail popular during Prohibition in the US, so it’s a rather fitting name, I think.
Want to try your own? Here’s the recipe:

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Makes: 1 Drink

2 oz gin
dash of lemon or lime juice
1/2 tsp superfine sugar
1 egg white (optional)
soda water
maraschino cherry for garnish

Pour the gin, juice, sugar, and egg white into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake vigorously. More than usual if using the egg white to ensure it is mixed thoroughly with the other ingredients.
Strain into a chilled highball glass with ice cubes.
Top off with soda water.
Garnish with a cherry.

Rachel x

10th October 2011

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...