Boston shakers at the ready! Five Trencherman’s-style spring cocktails for you to craft at home
Amaretto au Canard (pictured above)
Kick off the weekend with a rich and indulgent twist on the classic Amaretto Sour. The foamy concoction has been created by the bar-pros at Trencherman’s restaurant The Club House in Dorset. Get the recipe here.
Create an Italian aperitivo-hour experience by crafting this flavoursome Ciao Bella cocktail. Salcombe Gin’s Start Point spirit, rosé vermouth, limoncello and orange bitters are gently mixed to form a summer-evening tipple. Garnish with a slice of dried or fresh blood orange and a sprig of fresh mint. Get the recipe here.
Fresh Mint Cobbler
Neil Rivington, food and beverage manager at Trencherman’s member The Alverton, shares his recipe for the house Fresh Mint Cobbler cocktail. It’s simple to make but delivers deliciously refreshing results. Neil advises bruising the mint leaves by giving them a gentle clap between your hands to release the oils and produce a heady aroma. Get the recipe here.
If you’re a whisky fan, you’ll like this Cotswolds Boulevardier cocktail, created by Cotswolds Distillery’s head of mixology Oliver Morris. It’s a rich and warming twist on the Italian Negroni, using classic Negroni components of sweet vermouth and Campari but featuring the distillery’s single-malt whisky in place of gin. Get the recipe here.
Rum fans rejoice: this Basil Mojitini, crafted by the master mixologists at Trencherman’s venue The Greenbank Hotel, is utterly divine. The luscious sip features a complementary fusion of lime-infused rum, mint water and basil syrup. Get the recipe here.