A delicious new cocktail has been created for Country Life by the wonderful people manning The Lodge at this year's Field & Country Fair
The Country Life Daisy is the freshest new cocktail for summer 2016
One destination guaranteed to be popular at The Field & Country Fair this June is The Lodge. A great place to meet friends for a drink, put your feet up and recharge for some more action, The Lodge will be serving delicious cocktails, Champagne and fine drinks throughout the event.
The menu of world-class drinks will include delicious tea-based cocktails designed by Young British Foodie award winners The House of Gastrophonic, who have designed a brand new cocktail especially for Country Life.
The Country Life Daisy has been created especially for Country Life magazine and the Field & Country Fair and is a delicate blend of quintessentially British summer ingredients – gin, the finest Earl Grey tea and strawberries
The cocktail’s base is Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin, the first Gin to be produced in Sussex. A delicate gin with traditional woody notes, full of flavour and slightly sweet with a smooth mouth feel, Backdown Sussex Dry is distilled 7 times from 100% British wheat, infused with 11 botanicals including Juniper, Angelica, Cassia Bark, Orris Root, Liquorice, Cinnamon, Bitter Orange Zest, Sweet Orange Zest, Lemon Zest, Coriander, Nutmeg.
It is then blended with just pure Sussex water, charcoal filtered with Silver Birch sap added after distillation. The Silver Birch sap is tapped once a year in early spring and is sourced within the 40 acres of woodlands, which surround Blackdown’s Sussex distillery.
The Rare Earl Grey tea is Earl Grey as it used to be! Rare Earl Grey is a rich complex black tea delicately enhanced with the purest bergamot oil from Calabria in southern Italy producing a wonderfully bright, spectacularly balanced and highly versatile tea. Cold steeping the tea overnight produced a depth of flavour which is perfect for use in cocktails.
30ml – Blackdown Sussex Dry Gin
25ml – Fresh Lemon Juice
20ml – Bols Triple Sec
15ml – Bottle Green Strawberry Cordial
75ml – Rare Earl Grey Tea from the Rare Tea Company
Cold steep Earl Grey Tea overnight
Add ice and all ingredients to a cocktail shaker
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with a lemon twist
Try making your own this summer, but for the perfect Country Life Daisy come and try the original, at The Lodge at the Field & Country Fair.