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A summer favourite with a twist

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 4:39pm

The recipe, provided by Siucra and Catherine Fulvio, is the perfect agter-dinner dessert cocktail (makes two cocktails):

For the cinnamon and vanilla syrup:

100g Siúcra caster sugar

120ml water

1 cinnamon stick

1 vanilla pod

Siúcra granulated sugar, to decorate the rim of the glasses

Brush and a little water

10 large strawberries, roughly chopped


100ml rum

50ml fresh lime juice

60ml cinnamon and vanilla sugar syrup



A few strawberries, to decorate

Lime slices, to decorate

Mint leaves, to decorate


1. Pour the Siúcra caster sugar, water, cinnamon stick and vanilla pod into a saucepan and bring to the boil.

2. Reduce the heat and then simmer for about 8-9 minutes until a light syrup forms. Remove the cinnamon stick and the vanilla pod. Leave to cool completely before using.


1. Brush a little water on the rim of the glass and then dip it into the sugar. Leave to dry.

2. Puree the strawberries until smooth and pour through a sieve.


1. Pour the rum, lime juice, cinnamon and vanilla sugar syrup, ice and the pureed sieved strawberries into your blender and mix well.

2. Pour into the martini glasses.

3. Decorate the glass with a strawberry, lime slices mint leaves and enjoy!

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