Gin cocktails

What’s in the Gin Garden?

A dry January could be an ideal way of keeping your health in check. For those of us who are currently midway through their commitment to Dry January, there are clearly positive effects, but according to the London Doctors Clinic it can also have a surprising detrimental impact on your body.


Either way, sticking to your goals is never a bad thing. Our goal of transforming Afternoon Tea, through Tails of Tea with a twist. Little paws have potted down the rabbit hole through the farmers market, over the berry patch and into the gin garden. Lauren, Head of Allotments, has been gathering produce in concocting cocktails inspired by the English springtime country garden at Colwick Hall.


From the berry patch a selection of four mixed mojitos all get served in a wooden punnet and include flavours from the berry patch. One can choose from strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and traditional. Priced at £7 each if served individually or £20 for the Punnet which contains four mojitos. Each mojito is carefully prepared with Bacardi and fresh mint, lime and sugar syrup. Virgin mojitos are available at £4.50 each.



On entering the Gin Garden, there is an air of sophisticated style. In this elevated country Garden, four perfect partners are presented to partake with Potty for Peter: Hendricks with cucumber, basil with Fentimans Premium Tonic; Rhubarb Gin with candied rhubarb, Fentimans ginger ale; Brockmans Gin with rosemary and lemon, herbal tonic water; Bombay Sapphire, fresh grapefruit, thyme and Fentimans pink grapefruit tonic. Priced at £8 each, there is probably no better time to go potty for gin.


Afternoon Tea is a fashionable way of enjoying good company in the daytime. It is an all-inclusive experience. In the rabbit hole, one can discover one’s favourite ice cream float with cotton candy, these are on at £4.50 each. The combinations are dazzling from Vanilla ice cream with Pepsi, Strawberry ice cream and lemonade, or Caramel ice cream with ginger beer. At the farmer’s market, aimed at one for the Gents ~ four glasses of draught beer (excl Peroni) served in tankards are set in a beer crate for £8.


To round off the Potty for Peter Themed Tea experience, our little Bunnies offer a cheeky selection of Boozy Hot Beverages. They can all be ordered with options to pass on the liqueur or swap for another making it exactly as you want it. Byron’s boozy Bunnies £4.95 each. Chocolate orange with Cointreau liqueur and toasted marshmallows, to a Kahlua hot chocolate with salted caramel marshmallows or even the Amaretto hot chocolate with whipped cream and almonds – simply divine!


The Colwick Bunnies also cheer, Prosecco for Peter, and these are served chilled just as, or with Chambord. Gin once again makes for a return in its partnership with prosecco to make for a most exquisite English Garden cocktail.


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