MORWYN WEN - Blessed maid.
Morwyn Wen is a fresh green cocktail chosen to celebrate the beginning of spring on February 2nd. This day is associated with Bridie, also known as St Brigid or St Ffraid, who is identified with water, fire, poetry, healing and the hearth. The Welsh poet Iorweth Fynglwyd, who loved in St Brides Major in South Glamorgan in the 15th Century, wrote a poem in honour of St Ffraid – he refers to her as Morwyn Wen – Blessed Maid.
To celebrate the day of St Ffraid– we have adapted this gorgeous green cocktail which can be made with lavish amounts of Morwyn Dry Gin, sumptuous Green Chartreuse, fresh lime juice and mint.
This cocktail is based on the Mujer Verde Cocktail discovered in 2006 at Absinthe, San Francisco, by D Mexican, resurrected from his home town of Guadalajara. In the original recipe Yellow and Green Chartreuse were used, but we have just kept to Green Chartreuse and added mint to accentuate the freshness of the cocktail.
Martini glass or coupe glass.
30 ml MORWYN DRY GIN
30 ml GREEN CHARTREUSE
15ml FRESH LIME JUICE
7.5 ml SIMPLE SUGAR SYRUP
SMALL HANDFUL MINT LEAVES
MINT or CHERRIES or ORANGE PEEL or FROSTED SAGE to garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Combine gin, chartreuse, strained lime juice, simple syrup, and mint leaves. Shake for 30 seconds and then strain into a chilled glass.
If you like a tiny bit more sparkle add soda water to taste and more mint to garnish. Garnish with orange peel disc, mint leaves or cherries
Have some fun with the garnish – we like to use the orange disc to symbolise the return of the sun, or the frosted sage which symbolises the end of winter and the cherries add a little red glow too. But go to town – there are endless possibilities!
A glass of MORWYN WEN and a celebratory supper is a perfect way to spend an hour or two celebrating the glorious return of spring.