The Selinda Gold Cocktail is an exclusive recipe created by Michael Jones, the general manager of Great Plains Selinda Camp in Botswana. Inspired by the sweetness of orange and the golden sun that sets over the African bush, this cocktail will make you feel like you're on safari, when in fact, you're just in your back garden. Permission to dream though right?
Here is the recipe as per Michael Jones and there's no other man at Selinda Camp that loves an evening of mixology more than him. Top tip: Use your granny's best marmalade. And if you've run out, we recommend you go to Seville and get some. Or just fly straight to Botswana - Michael will make you one!
THE SELINDA LIQUID GOLD COCKTAIL
by Michael Jones, General Manager of Great Plains Selinda Camp, Botswana
Don Papa rum: 50ml
Chamomile: 2 tea bags
Cloves: 2 whole cloves
A pinch of cinnamon
Sugar: 1 teaspoon
Seville Orange Marmalade: 1 heaped teaspoon
A slice of lemon or orange infused with vanilla essence
Cocktail shaker (with fine strainer)
Put the water, tea bags, cloves, cinnamon, sugar and gently boil together in a saucepan until you have reduced the liquid by 2/3. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool.
Mix the rum, marmalade and a cup (180ml) of the tea mixture in a cocktail shaker with ice.