this was our first cocktail on the balcony of the new flat – and a nice way to raise a toast to spring sunshine whilst also remembering london (i typed home there – oops!)  and good times in the garden, including with rufus, our lovely cat who’s now happily ensconced in yorkshire.

to make a pussycat shake with ice, 1 ½ shots bourbon, 1 shot lime juice, ½ a shot sugar syrup, 2 shots orange juice and ¼ shot of grenadine syrup. strain and serve over ice. a bowl of padron peppers on the side is a delicious accompaniment!