To kick off the Tring Apple Festival month long celebrations our latest cocktail demo session was all about apple. Our Apple Fayre cocktail created especially for our pop up dining last autumn was joined by two other cocktails which introduce apple flavours in different ways. Apple Fayre uses cloudy, fresh pressed apple juice from P E Mead & Sons Farm Shop (our landlords). In Autumn Spice Bramble we use a medium dry cider and the cocktail voted overall favourite of the afternoon, Grandma’s Apple Pie Eyed, combines Advocaat and Liberty Fields apple syrup. A thick and delicious syrup made just from apples, no added sugar.
If you fancy having a go yourself here are the recipes and if you’re having a do then why not make them ahead of time as they will all keep in the fridge for a few hours. That way you get to spend more time with your guests.
Grandma’s Apple Pie Eyed
50ml Campfire London Dry Gin
10ml Liberty Fields apple syrup
5ml Caramel syrup
Caramel shard for garnish
Add all ingredients except the ice and garnish to a cocktail shaker and shake. Then add the ice and stir for 20 seconds. Fine strain into a glass and decorate with the caramel shard.
Autumn Spice Bramble
50ml Campfire Navy Strength Gin
10ml Blackberry liqueur
5ml Ginger syrup
3 drops Chocolate bitters
Fresh mint for garnish
Add all ingredients except the mint to a cocktail shaker and stir for 20 seconds. Fine strain into an ice filled glass and decorate with the mint leaf.
40ml Campfire Cask Aged Gin
30ml Lemon juice
2tbsp Maple syrup
100ml Apple juice, cloudy
Apple slice for garnish
First cool your glass in the freezer for a few minutes. Add the ingredients and a couple of ice cubes to a cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds and strain into your chilled glass. Carefully add the sliced apple garnish.