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Cornish Booze Cupboard

Get into the festive spirit (ahem) with these Cornish tipples.

Cornwall has almost as many spirit distillers than there are days left until Christmas – we’ve sniffed out some favourites to tickle your taste-buds and impress your guests. All you need to do is remember where you put that cocktail shaker?


Essential for your Christmas cocktails. Mix up a Negroni, Manhattan or a Martini using this Cornish Vermouth from Knightor, near to the Eden Project.

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Rose Tinted Glass

Not just for summer, a G&T is a classic at any time of year. Perk up a regular after-work drink with this delicious organic rose gin. They say it's the 'cleaner darkside', we say make mine a double.

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Ho Ho Ho and a bottle of rum

This Moon Curser Spiced Rum is the stuff of local legends. Inspired by the hidden coves and rocky inlets on the North Cornish Coast near where the Cornish Distilling Co is based just outside Bude, the smugglers (or moon cursers as they were known) would have been pleased with the taste as they illicitly brought rum ashore in the dead of night.

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Botanical Spirit

Blended from plants native to the North Cornwall coastline including Rock Samphire, Sage, and Cornish Sea Salt, this non-alcoholic spirit can be mixed with soda or tonic for an uplifting non-alcoholic drink or used in cocktails.

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Cornish Pastis

Most famous for his gin, Tarquin's is one of the original Cornish distillers. This modern take on the French pastis is the first to be made in the UK. Add to your NYE cocktails or save for the first hot day of summer.

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Pre-Mixed Negroni

Perfect for when you need to serve a drink fast. Andy and Lyndsey Appleton, creators of restaurant and bar Appleton’s helped blend this classic Negroni.

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