Cocktails recipes with The Coach Makers Arms

At Cubitt House they bring their locally sourced and homemade ethos to everything they do including their drinks.

They carefully craft all their syrups for their cocktails and coolers in house and change them regularly to reflect the seasons and pride themselves on their knowledge and passion just like with their food.

Their usual creative splash is a little restricted, however, they wanted to bring you something using everyday products which are accessible in the supermarkets (or even already in your cupboards!).

See below some recipes from their Head Bartender for some delicious Summer Spritz’.

Strawberry & Ginger Syrup

Make this delicious and simple recipe as a base for your Spritz cocktail but is it also really versatile to place in almost any drink including alcohol free summer coolers!

Ingredients:

Strawberries 450g

Ginger 100g

Caster Sugar 375g

Hot water 120ml

Citric Acid 15g

1 Lemon (zest only)

This makes 500ml (just half the ingredients to make half the amount!) and can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 weeks meaning you can get your creative juices flowing and experiment using it in your favourite drinks and cocktails.

Method:

1. Finely chop the strawberries and peel and finely chop the ginger

2. Place them in a large heat proof container and add the zest of the lemon, sugar and citric acid

3. Add the hot water and stir thoroughly until dissolved

4. Leave to cool fully and then place for 48 hours in refrigerator

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Strawberry & Ginger Spritz

Ingredients:

50ml Tanqueray London Dry

35ml Homemade Strawberry Syrup

100ml Ginger Ale

Strawberry garnish

Method:

1. Fill a wine glass with ice

2. Add the gin and the syrup and give it all a stir

3. Top up with the Ginger Ale and add a strawberry to garnish

Pink Grapefruit Syrup

Ingredients:

Freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice 500ml (around 4 pink grapefruits)

White sugar 500g

Method:

1. Freshly squeeze pink grapefruit juice and add to a pan on the hob

2. Gently heat the juice and gradually add the white sugar until it is dissolved – do not boil it!

3. Leave to cool before putting in the fridge

This makes 500ml (just half the ingredients to make half the amount!) and can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 weeks

Pink Grapefruit Spritz

Ingredients:

50ml Tanqueray 10 gin

10ml Homemade Pink Grapefruit Syrup

100ml Pink Grapefruit & Bergamot Tonic (or just pink grapefruit tonic)

25ml English Sparkling Wine or Prosecco – we love Coates &. Seely for this!

Grapefruit Zest Garnish

Method:

1. Fill a wine glass with ice

2. Add the gin and the syrup and give it all a stir

3. Pour in the tonic and give it another stir and then finally top up with the sparkling wine

4. Finish with the garnish on the side of the glass