A cracking cocktail for summer

foodnews blackacre cocktailA NEW cocktail from Blackacre Farm Eggs combines Dorset’s own gin, a sparkling wine from Lyme Bay and the white of one of Blackacre’s eggs to create a very British take on a French classic.

Combining outstanding local produce and punchy summer flavours in equal measure, the South West 75 should prove a hit with your guests for an al fresco summer dinner party.

The latest of Blackacre’s seasonal Cracking Cocktails, developed with mixologist Lloyd Brown, from the award-winning Venner Bar at Bridport’s Bull Hotel, South West 75 is made with Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin, Lyme Bay Brut Reserve Sparkling Wine and Blackacre’s own Great Taste award-winning Rambling Free hens’ eggs.

The inclusion of the egg white adds a delicate aromatic froth, removing the high and low notes to leave a smooth and consistent flavour. As the egg binds to the alcohol, it helps the body to process it faster and reduces the risk of a hangover.

1 whole Rambling Free egg white
50ml Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin
25ml lemon juice
12.5ml sugar syrup (two parts sugar, one-part water)
Lyme Bay Brut Reserve Sparkling Wine
Let’s get shaking! Pour the egg white, gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker, along with one ice cube. Pop the lid on and shake really hard to create the froth, then add more ice and give it a final brief shake to chill.

Pour into a champagne flute and top with sparkling wine. It will fizz over but don’t worry, it’s all part of the fun!

For more Blackacre Farm recipes visit www.blackacrefarmeggs.com