Olly Smith's Fizz Cocktail on This Morning

We were delighted to feature in a live cocktail making session on This Morning by TV wine expert, Olly Smith last week.

Olly showed us his exceptional mixology skills and before long Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were singing their praises of how delicious the sparkling cocktail was.

Here’s the recipe for the sparkling cocktail:

  • 40ml HMS Spirits Mary Rose Gin

  • 10ml Elderflower cordial

  • 15ml Freshly squeezed juice from unwaxed lemons

  • 80ml Hattingley Valley Classic Reserve

Shake the gin, lemon and elderflower with ice and strain into a large wine glass or Copa glass. Top with fizz and enjoy!

The gin that Olly selected was from HMS Spirits who is also based in Hampshire. Their Mary Rose gin is remarkably smooth with beautifully balanced flavours led by juniper.

Given their close proximity, and also that the team at Hattingley were having a BBQ to celebrate the end of bottling the 2018 harvest, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to invite Ben and Grace from HMS Spirits along to the winery to join our BBQ and recreate Olly’s special cocktail with us.

Needless to say it was a fantastic BBQ partnered with a bloody good cocktail! We highly recommend recreating it for yourself at home. Cheers!