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Summer in a glass: cocktail recipes straight from our estate

3 August 2021 / Food and Drink /

If you’ve popped into The Stables, you may recognise Matthew Bolam. After joining the team in January 2020 as our Head Bartender, he was promoted to F&B Supervisor at the beginning of this summer. We popped over to Jemima’s Kitchen Garden and found Matt picking ingredients destined for your cocktail glass.

As part of our garden-to-glass ethos, our bar tenders head over to Jemima’s Garden Kitchen every day. It is here, nestled inside the Walled Garden, that seasonal produce is hand-picked and later used to create perfect garnishes and flavourful cocktails.

In the spirit of summer, Matt has shared his favourite two recipes for the perfect summer tipple.


Lemon Alone

First up is a The Glasshouse Bar favourite: the Lemon Alone. A refreshing rum-based cocktail served over ice with, you guessed it, plenty of lemon flavour. One of the main ingredients to create the fresh lemon taste is Lemon Verbena, a plant native to South America. We then garnish with Lemon Thyme which offers a sweet, refreshing finish to the drink.

To make at home, you’ll need:



Hugo Spritz

Now time for the Hugo Spritz: With the choice of Moroccan Mint, Pineapple Mint and Apple Mint found in the garden, Matt chooses Apple Mint as the perfect partner for The Stables’ Hugo Spritz. Paired with elderflower, lime, Prosecco and soda, this light cocktail will have you wanting another in no time.

To make at home, you’ll need:



If making cocktails at home isn’t your forte, discover our hidden cocktail bar in the heart of the Mansion available exclusively to hotel residents. Book your stay here.



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