LOCAL BOUNTY RECIPE INGREDIENTS
25ml TOAD Vodka
25ml Gibson’s Organic Raspberry Liqueur
10ml Sunnyhill Apple Cider Vinegar
4 Rectory Farm Strawberries
6 Mint Leaves
Top Elderflower Presse
HOW TO MAKE A LOCAL BOUNTY COCKTAIL
Muddle all but one of the strawberries in a cocktail shaker. Add the spirits and cider vinegar and top with ice. Shake the cocktail for 10 seconds. Add the mint and give a light shake to bruise the leaves but not break them. Fine strain the ingredients into a collins glass with cubed ice (if the pulp block the strainer remove some of it) Top with Elderflower Presse and garnish.
Mint Sprig & Fresh Strawberry
TELL US ABOUT THE LOCAL BOUNTY COCKTAIL
The Local Bounty is a cocktail created by the mixologists at The Cocktail Society. The drink was created for World Cocktail Day and focuses on sustainability. We wanted to source all of the ingredients from within 20 miles of our offices. The idea was to showcase that it’s easier than you think to create cocktails with all of the ingredients bought locally.
Cocktails are all about balancing flavours. One of the key flavour balances is that of sweet and sour, which is generally achieved with citrus and a sweetener. To overcome the fact that citrus fruit is not a particularly sustainable option for balancing flavour here in the UK, we instead opted to use cider vinegar to act as our sour balance. Try using vinegar in your cocktails, they bring an added complexity to cocktails and work really well as a substitute to citrus in some cocktails. Go easy though, vinegar contains far more acidity so be sparing.
DID YOU KNOW
The UK has an abundance of high-quality drinks and spirits producers that you can use. In Oxfordshire where we are based, we have a huge amount of incredible producers including The Oxford Artisan Distillery, Gibsons Liqueurs, Wood Bros and the Chalgrove Distillery. Check out to see what your local area has to offer. If you need some inspiration check out this article on the Top 50 British Spirits.