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Circus cocktail

Published on November 16, 2017
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There’s no clowning around with this brandy and blackberry circus concoction from Charlotte Barker of The Dark Horse in Bath

Circus cocktail

Serves 1

You will need

Somerset Cider Brandy Ice Cider 40ml
Lemon juice 20ml, freshly squeezed
Blackberry and rosemary syrup* 20ml
Harvey’s Signature 12yo Sherry 10ml
Fevertree Spiced Orange Ginger Ale
Orange 1

For the syrup*:
Blackberries 300g
Water 100ml
Sugar 100g
Rosemary 1 sprig


  1. First make the syrup: bring all of the ingredients to a gentle boil in a pan. Allow to cool before stirring and straining through cheesecloth or muslin. Keep refrigerated.
  2. To assemble the cocktail: build the first four ingredients in a highball glass with ice. Stir gently and top with ginger ale. Garnish with an orange slice.

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