Cornish Booze Cupboard
Get into the festive spirit (ahem) with these Cornish tipples.
Cornwall has more spirit distillers than there are days left until Christmas – we’ve sniffed out some favourites to tickle your taste-buds. 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.
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.
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.
Blood orange G&T
Embrace bold, bittersweet blood orange in this gin from the St Ives Liquor Co – serve as a seasonal twist on a G&T, or use in a supercharged negroni, or even as a Cornish version of an Aperol spritz.
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.