Fern Fizz

By Fluid Movement


Ingredients:
  • 50ml The Botanist
  • 25ml lemon juice
  • 20ml mixed berry liqueur
  • 10ml sugar syrup

We experimented with the use of fern cordials in classic cocktail twists such as the gimlet. The lightly floral and grassy notes of fern work to accentuate some of the more delicate notes found within the Botanist.


Method:

Shake all ingredients keeping aside the soda water to top up. Glass: Highball or sling. Garnish: Fern leaf.


Foraging notes:

On an initial visit to Hampstead heath back in September 2013 we found some fern that we turned into a simple cordial. On returning in February 2014, amazingly we still found some of the last fern to be found, or first new leaves. Turning this into a cordial we used this in a simple fizz in place of regular sugar.