If you love gin your going to love these delicious Scottish Gin drizzle bites they are soooo good and perfect to have alongside your favourite cocktail. They are topped with a gin drizzle and a drizzle of lemony gin icing too!
Now that the weather is warmer these are the perfect treat to have alongside a Summer BBQ party catching up with family and friends! Just keep them away from the little ones as they do look particularly tempting!
These are lovely served up at a gathering with friends and family! They are a perfect size for nibbling alongside your favourite Gin cocktail or for an after dinner treat in front of the TV.
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If you like the sound of this recipe you may also enjoy making some of these dishes to have before your gin drizzle bites dessert course. I would recommend something light like a delicious traditional Scottish crowdie cheese recipe like the one below served up with homemade traditional Scottish oatcakes and I would also recommend the Scottish chicken and Oatmeal soup recipe. Its so delicious and easy to make.
These delicious Scottish drizzle bites were made with the lovely Rock Rose Gin Spring Edition from Dunnet Bay Distillers. This gin has a crisp, fresh taste of Spring with a long smooth finish and has a delicious blend of Spring flavours to enjoy into the early Summer months.
“Our Spring Edition is distilled using ingredients, foraged from the local area during Spring, that give a seasonal taste to our Original Rock Rose Gin. Reminiscent of a spring day in Caithness we use botanicals to provide a cool, refreshing taste! Coltsfoot from the distillery garden provides a delicious sweetness, while gorse flowers bring a gorgeous coconut like aroma. We have also used dandelion to help balance the sweetness with delicious earthy, liquorice flavours.” – https://www.dunnetbaydistillers.co.uk/shop/rock-rose-gin-spring-edition/
They also have other delicious seasonal flavours available and a variety of other products that you can find on their website shop (https://www.dunnetbaydistillers.co.uk/shop/) and the best bit is they have a subscription service available so you never run dry.
You can also fill up your lovely ceramic bottle with their environmentally friendly refill pouches. I think these are a great idea!
“Refill your collectable ceramic Rock Rose Gin Summer Edition bottle with one of our fully recyclable pouches. Then simply pop the pouch into a postbox with no stamp or envelope required and we will take care of the recycling!
We are proud to be the first gin available in fully recyclable pouches that can be returned to the distillery FREEPOST via standard Royal Mail” – https://www.dunnetbaydistillers.co.uk/shop/rock-rose-gin-summer-edition-refill-pouch/
Tips for making this recipe:
- Make sure you are using a good quality gin, the rock rose one is perfect for this recipe due to the blend of flavours.
- You can cut these into bars if you prefer but I find the small squares are the perfect bite sized treat with a glass of your favourite gin.
- These are delicious chilled in the fridge before serving so that everything is nice and cool on a warm day.
- You could also skip the icing drizzle on the top if you prefer not to have the extra sweetness on the top of the wee cakes. I of course think extra sweetness is always an essential element to a cake 😉
- I have used a square sized cake tin for this recipe from lakeland plastics you can find the same one here – https://www.lakeland.co.uk/70151/Lakeland-Loose-Based-20cm-Square-Baking-Tin
- It is essential that you leave the cake to completely cool before removing it from the tin once the drizzle is in place this is to stop the cake falling apart while hot. It will solidify together once nice and cool.
Scottish Gin Drizzle Bites Recipe
- 150g butter & extra for greasing the tin
- 150g caster sugar
- 150g plain flour
- 1 1/2tsp baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 6tbsp Rock Rose Gin
- Juice of 1 lemon
Drizzle for the Cake:
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 3tbsp caster sugar
- 2tbsp Rock Rose Gin
Icing Sugar Drizzle:
- 8tbsp icing sugar (approx)
- Rock Rose Gin
- A squeeze of lemon juice
- Pink food colouring
- Preheat the oven to 180oc (fan oven), grease the square tin with butter and place greaseproof in the bottom of the tin. Cream together the butter and the sugar in a large mixing bowl or in an electric mixer.
- Add in the plain flour and baking powder and mix through. Add in one egg at a time and blend through the cake batter. Add in the gin and lemon juice and blend through. Pour into a square or rectangular baking tin and bake for 25 minutes.
- While the cake is baking make up the drizzle for the cake by adding the lemon juice and sugar into a small pan and heat through gently to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and stir in the gin.
- Remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool slightly in the tin then prick the cake all over with a cocktail stick and pour over all of the drizzle across the entire cake. Leave the cake to cool completely in the tin.
- Make up the icing drizzle by sieving the icing sugar and adding in a small squeeze of lemon and a tsp or 2 of the gin. Keep mixing through until you have a double cream type consistency. Add a drop or two of the food colouring and mix through. If you have made it too thin simply seive in more icing sugar, if its too thick add in more gin (even better).
- Drizzle the icing sugar drizzle all over the cake still in the tin and leave to harden.
- When the icing is hard slice the cake up into the size you are after. I like small cubes they are so easy to pop in!
- Serve with a delicious Rock Rose gin cocktail blend.
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