Partnering with The Forest Distillery was a no brainer. Since 2014, Lindsay and Karl Bond have been crafting uniquely fresh and natural spirits that always manage to hit the spot. The couple started distilling tiny batches at their kitchen table, and haven’t stopped since. Now housed within a beautifully located stone barn in the Peak District National Park, they continue to produce each spirit just as they did at home, using pestle and mortars and tiny pot stills. Foraging also remains a non-negotiable. With acres of local forest space to source the finest ingredients.
We’re always searching for the best spirits to blend Frobishers soft drinks with. And the Forest Distillery gin is perfect for the job. Recognised as one of the world’s finest, it has previously won two double-gold medals at the San Francisco Spirit Awards. A rare accolade that it absolutely deserves!
The Forest Distillery’s Earl Grey Forest Gin
This spirit is just as special as it sounds. Arriving in a 70cl Porcelain Bottle, the Earl Grey Forest gin is crafted from locally foraged forest ingredients, including wild raspberry, gorse flower and bilberry. They are then ground by hand with traditional organic gin ingredients, such as juniper and liquorice.
Distilled once, and once only, in a small 30 litre pot, a delicious blend of Earl Grey Tea is then cold infused for 24 hours, alongside spring water found beneath the distillery.
Combining such natural ingredients results in an earthy gin that reflects the flavours of the landscape from which it was crafted. And the peppy notes of Earl Grey Tea add a richness that evokes oolong, cornflowers and Sicilian bergamot.
How to mix up an Earl Grey Forest Gin & Cranberry Juice cocktail
The head mixologist at The Forest Distillery has kindly gifted us a bottle of their famous Earl Grey Forest Gin to combine with our soft drinks. And after creating (and testing!) a few different cocktails, we’ve settled on the perfect blend.
What you’ll need:
It’s incredibly easy to make this refreshing number. To get started, fill a highball glass with ice - you can use cubes or crushed ice spending on your preference.
Then add 50ml of Earl Grey Forest Gin. You can use 25ml if you prefer a lighter drink.
Top up your glass with chilled Frobishers Cranberry Juice. You can buy 12 or 24 bottles, or use our build-a-box to create your custom Frobishers drinks delivery.
To finish, add a squeeze of fresh lemon, and use a wedge to garnish.
Discover more easy cocktail recipes
If we’ve whet your appetite, you can shop the cocktail now! Visit the Forest Distillery website to find their iconic Earl Grey Forest Gin. And explore our build-a-box, including our delicious Cranberry Juice.
And if you’re ready to whip up some more refreshing cocktails, we’d recommend reading our favourite Elderflower cocktails blog. It’s full of plenty of creative ideas to keep your glass full all summer long.