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Spirit of Summer

From the soil to the glass...
Discover the spirit of summer 


No summer bucket list would be complete without a summer cocktail, and we've made a top 5 list of amazing gin cocktails to try this summer. All using gin from our campaign supporter Hepple Spirits, which is made right here in Northumberland and enjoyed anywhere.
 

Capturing the spirit of a county in a bottle as it turns out is a complex task, but the distillers - or even alchemists - at Moorland Spirit are succeeding in exporting the purity of the Northumberland Moors through their much commended (and commanded!) Hepple Gin.

 

Northumberland's producers have long served the rest of the UK, but a growing number of artisans are making their mark not just on the UK, but on the rest of the world. Hepple Gin is one such venture with an expanding repertoire of fans across the globe keen to experience their own taste of Northumberland.

If you love sampling local produce like Hepple Gin, please vote for Northumberland at this year's British Travel Awards >> VOTE HERE 

Blackcurrant White Lady

50ml Hepple Gin
25ml Blackcurrant Syrup
20ml fresh lemon juice
5ml egg white 

First, shake without ice to create a good froth with the egg white and then shake with lots of ice to chill.

 

Dry shake to froth, then shake with ice before fine straining into a small chilled cocktail glass.