Tel: 020 8450 8318 or Email: roberts@londonediblegardens.com
 

Cocktails

< Back to Home Page   <Back to How to Drink It




Edible flowers and herbs can add both flavour and decoration to your cocktails. We will be showing you how to make classic cocktails with simple ingredients from your edible garden.
.........................................................................



> EDIBLE FLOWERS

> EDIBLE HERBS



...................................................................................................................................................................................
Cocktails at London Syon Park


‘The Duchess’ will use fresh strawberries in its signature champagne and vodka cocktail. While ‘The Peacock’ will contain hints of Lee’s Bramley apple sauce paired with vodka, vanilla, fresh blackberries and sparkling wine.

It’s hoped that the herb and kitchen gardens, once established, will contribute fresh ingredients to the cocktails served in the bar – including mint, strawberries, blackberries – when in season and wherever possible, from the hotel’s Edible Garden.

TIP: 
Vodkas can be infused with herbs (eg. Rosemary) which marries well with ripe pears:  in the ‘Delicious Place’ Potation.

...................................................................................................................................................................................
Afternoon Herb Tea at London Syon Park

Future plans at London Syon Park include a ‘Herb Tea’ Menu for the afternoon – using fresh ingredients from the edible garden we are developing in the grounds. Teas will include Mint, Fennel, Spearmint, Sage leaf, Peppermint leaf, Lemon Balm leaf, Lemon Verbena, Lemon Thyme and Orange Mint. 

...................................................................................................................................................................................

A Classic Mojito


The essential element in this refreshing Cuban beverage is fresh ingredients. Do not use a mix to prepare a mojito—you will be cheating yourself out of the authenticity and appeal of the cocktail! It is also important that these drinks are made one by one. The muddling process is not nearly as successful when attempting to make a pitcher of mojitos.

Ingredients

• 6-7 large leaves fresh mint (small handful freshly picked from your herb garden)
• Four slices of fresh lime
• One shot (1.5 oz) rum
• Two tablespoons sugar (powdered sugar or simple syrup may be used for thorough dissolving, or brown / raw sugar may provide a more authentic taste
• Ice cubes and club soda to fill glass

Method

  1. Place mint and lime slices in tall glass. Muddle gently with muddler or wooden spoon. Though muddling is necessary to release the essential oils of the fruit, it is not necessary to tear the mint leaves.
  2. Add sugar, ice, rum, and enough soda water to nearly fill the glass.
  3. Shake to mix and serve in a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with an extra lime slice and sprig of mint. Find a sunny spot in your edible garden and sip slowly...

Website Builder