Circus cocktail

This brandy and blackberry spiked cocktail is the perfect autumn aperitif
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Circus cocktail

There’s no clowning around with this brandy and blackberry circus concoction from Charlotte Barker of The Dark Horse in Bath

Serves    1

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  • You will need
  • Method
  • 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.

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

Method

  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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