Dorset Vineyard Creates Red Nose Day Cocktail

Dorset Vineyard Creates Red Nose Day Cocktail

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 9:28am 13th March 2015.

West Dorset’s award winning vineyard has teamed up with Dorset's first gin distillery to create a limited edition cocktail for Red Nose Day (Friday 13th March).

West Dorset’s award winning vineyard has teamed up with Dorset's first gin distillery to create a limited edition cocktail for Red Nose Day (Friday 13th March).

Furleigh Estate at Salway Ash and Conker Spirit have also enlisted the help of Isle of White Tomatoes and The Venner Bar's head mixologist to blend the perfect red tipple.

Lloyd Brown has mixed Furleigh Estate sparkling Classic Cuvee 2011, with Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin and Isle of Wight Tomatoes' delicate tomato cordial.

Owner of Furleigh Estate, Rebecca Hansford, said: "Combining our sparkling wine with gin and tomato notes certainly makes for a unique and delightful tasting experience. For those watching Comic Relief on Friday night, this cocktail will provide welcome and colour-coordinated refreshment."

Ingredients:

Furleigh Estate sparkling Classic Cuvee 2011

25ml Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin

25ml Isle of Wight Tomato Cordial

25ml fresh lemon juice

Sprig of fresh basil

Isle of Wight cherry tomato

 

Method:

Tear the basil leaves into a healthy serving of Dorset Dry Gin and infuse for 10 minutes. Next, add the gin mix, lemon juice and tomato cordial to each over ice and shake briefly. Add to a chilled Champagne coupe glass and top up with chilled sparkling wine. Garnish with a ripe-to-bursting Isle of Wight cherry tomato and a basil leaf. To add an extra sensory hit, wipe the edge of the glass with a basil leaf to release an incredible aroma.