Longstocking Cocktail

A glass of quince vodka with clementine juice and prosecco

It’s an Eggs On The Roof tradition that at this time of year I toast you with a cocktail. Last year I saluted you with a pomegranate creation I called Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day.  This year I’d like to say thank you with a quince vodka and clementine juice affair.

A glass of quince vodka with clementine juice and prosecco

I’m full of gratitude for your loyalty, your solidarity and your shared sense of fun. In fact, I’m just so glad to have enjoyed your company this year that I was going to call my cocktail Pollyanna, after the gloriously cheerful character from children’s fiction. But since my cocktail has a zesty little kick to it, I’ve decided to call it Longstocking, after the fearless, feisty and life-enhancing Pippi.

A glass of quince vodka mixed with clementine juice and prosecco


  • 1 part vodka – I used the quince vodka I made this  year, inspired by The Quince Tree. But standard vodka will do
  • 1 part freshly squeezed clementine juice
  • 3 parts Prosecco

Here’s to you all.

A glass of quince vodka mixed with clementine juice and prosecco


  1. What a perfect cocktail to toast out the old and in with the new. I mean, clementine juice and prosecco? The vodka is just a jazzy plus! What a scrumptious, festive drink! And I will toast you, darling, wonderful Charlie and the friendship I am happy and lucky enough to have forged with you in 2011 and here is to a fabulous 2012 full of joy and abundance and great things happening – and to meeting and being able to spend some time together! Cheers!

  2. You’ve been so generous and supportive this year, Jamie, as well as a huge amount of fun. Thank you for all your kindness and I too look forward to sharing good times in 2012.

  3. Here’s to the old year… it was such a pleasure to meet you and get to know your wonderful blog; here’s to the new and looking forward to visiting often for such brilliant culianary/literary delights. You always strike just the right note.

    1. Sally, you’ve been a huge support this year – thank you so much. It was great to meet you in the summer and I look forward very much to seeing you again in 2012 if we can fix it. Happy New Year!

  4. Oh, I’ve only just seen this and I have no clementines or prosecco but I do have copious amounts of quince vodka. Is it alright if I make it with just that?

    1. It sounds like a fantastic plan, Sue. And thank you so much for the recipe – it’s perfect. Happy New Year!

  5. I enjoy your blog very much. The recipes and photographs are incredible. Thanks also for leading me to the Forgotten Bookmarks site; it’s fantastic. Happy New Year!

    1. Hi Nick
      I’m so pleased to hear you enjoy Eggs On The Roof – it made my day. Happy New Year to you too

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