jewish mothers ruin - a gin cocktail for Pesach

Jewish Mothers Ruin - gin cocktail

A deliciously refreshing gin cocktail flavoured with lemon & cinnamon.
Course Drinks
Servings 1
Author Helen


for the cinnamon-lemon syrup

  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 200 ml water
  • 2 strips lemon peel
  • 3 cm cinnamon stick

for the cocktail

  • 30 ml cinnamon-lemon syrup
  • 30 ml gin
  • 150 ml sparkling water
  • lemon slices


To make the syrup

  • Put all the syrup ingredients into a small pan and stir well. Bring to a simmer and ensure that the sugar is all dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Remove the lemon peel and cinnamon stick and store, covered, in the fridge.

To make the Jewish Mothers Ruin

  • Mix the cinnamon-lemon syrup and gin together. Top up with sparkling water and add the lemon slices. Serve and enjoy!


I don't like freezy cold drinks so I served mine without ice, however if you prefer ice in your cocktail - go for it!
And if you're really in need of relaxation, substitute sparkling white wine for the sparkling water. You're welcome...