Cornish Products

CORNISH SUMMER COCKTAILS BY ROSEMULLION DISTILLERY

There is something about summer that calls for a cocktail to celebrate warm evenings and get togethers with your favourite people. The artisan award winning Rosemullion Distillery, which has been operating from a Helford orchard since 2018, has invented for us two new recipes for your special occasions. As their products are created, fermented, distilled and bottled in Cornwall using Cornish ingredients – including Cornish harvested rainwater –  they are perfect for drinking while on holiday or getting married here. And when you have returned home, they will keep your memories of Cornwall alive.

Their founder and mixologist Andy Bradbuy says: ‘We enjoy making Rosemullion spirits because we enjoy the simple things in life – family, friends and the outdoors – and the social aspects of all those. Our spirits encapsulate that in a bottle. When we entertain here, we want to enjoy our time with our guests so that means quality spirits, either in a cocktail or a with a mixer.

We put the time in ahead not just by making the spirits but also by inventing new cocktails and we are happy to share our ideas. With these mixes I wanted to create cocktails that highlight the delicious flavours of our Summer Gin and Chocolate Rum. The Summer Gin has delicate fruity notes, including strawberry, raspberry and red and black currents, making it soft and refreshing on the finish, just lovely for hot summer months.

The Chocolate rum has a wonderful aroma of caramel, chocolate and fruit, and when drinking it there is oak spice and light chilli heat tickling the palate and mouth coating chocolate sweetness towards the end. For chocolate lovers it makes the perfect cocktail and could even be used as a sauce drizzled on Cornish vanilla ice cream to make a wonderful pudding.

Cornish Summer Cocktail

  • 50ml Rosemullion Summer Gin
  • 25 ml lemon Juice (just under 1.5 tablespoons)
  • 125 ml chilled soda water
  • 25 ml sugar syrup

To make the sugar syrup dissolve 300g caster sugar in 150ml water over a low heat, dissolve the sugar and take off the heat once it’s simmering. Cool before pouring into a sterilised glass jar or bottle to store in the fridge for future use in cocktails.

Tip: if you are in a hurry and do not have it, you can also use maple syrup in place of the sugar syrup; which is a delicate and not very maple-heavy in taste.

  • 1 free-range egg white

Tip: Make it vegan with an alternative to egg whites – Use Aquafaba (the water that chickpeas have been cooked in)

  • Ice
  • Lemon twist or lemon slice to garnish
  1. Put the Summer Gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white into a cocktail shaker. Shake.
  2. Add ice and shake again.
  3. Strain into a glass and top with soda.

Summer Gin Awards
Double gold award at the Sip Awards 2022.
Won in the flavoured Gin category at The Gin Guide awards 2022.
Gold at the Sip Awards 2021.
Finalist at The Great British Food Awards 2021.
Silver at the World Spirits Competition 2020.
Gold at the Sip Awards 2019.

 

Chocolate Sensation Cocktail

  • 50 ml Rosemullion Chocolate Rum
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 dashes of Orange Angostura Bitters
  • Ice
  • Orange twist to garnish
  1. Put the Chocolate Rum, sugar, Orange bitters and ice into a mixing glass and stir well.
  2. Add the ice and continue to stir.
  3. Strain the mixture into a glass with ice and garnish with orange twist.

Tip: For an extra or different garnish, you could add chocolate mint.

Chocolate Rum Awards
Gold award at the Sip Awards 2022.
96 points at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2021.
Silver at The Rum & Cachaça Masters 2021.
Finalist at The Great British Food awards 2021.

 

Both Andy and I hope you enjoy these cocktails, perhaps putting your own twist on them as the seasons change. I think in particular the Chocolate Sensation Cocktail would be a hit at Christmas celebrations too as it is reminiscent of the chocolate oranges so many of us enjoyed finding in our stockings.

 

To find out more about Rosemullion Distillery products go to: https://rosemulliondistillery.com

KEEP OCEANS BLUE AND THE PLANET GREEN WITH ORGANIC TREVARNO SKINCARE

It’s hard not to love the rugged landscape and dramatic coastline that make up Cornwall. With beautiful rural views from our workshop and country walks right on our doorstep, we feel privileged to live and work here and are constantly inspired by our surroundings, which are reflected in the products we create through to our eco responsibilities for preserving and protecting this special place.

 

 

We are continually looking at how sustainable and ethical we trade as a business and nothing can be more important than “doing our bit” to help prevent further damage to the planet.

Here are a few simple switches you can make to your skincare routine which will also be kind to the environment.

ORGANIC

Look out for the organic certification logos for assurance that you are purchasing an organic product. With organic certification being the only way to ensure that products are as pure and natural as possible, we work hard in sourcing the highest quality, socially just and ecologically responsible suppliers of ingredients for our skincare range.

Being certified organic, Trevarno can offer the reassurance that our products contain:

NO parabens or phthalates

NO synthetic colours or fragrances

NO genetically modified ingredients

AND are NOT tested on animals.

PLASTIC IS NOT FANTASTIC

Public awareness is ever-growing over the amount of unnecessary plastic waste dumped in our seas and on our beaches, with a devastating effect on marine life.

It’s suggested that more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are floating around in our oceans, much of which is in the form of tiny particles that in turn are being consumed by fish and will eventually travel up the food chain – causing potentially serious consequences for the health of wildlife and humans alike.

Living and working by the coast we see this first hand at regular beach cleans so this is really important to us. We can all play our part and like many other brands who are making changes, here at Organic Trevarno we are proud to say that we use and have always used recyclable glass jars and bottles for our certified organic skincare.

We’ve also looked at ways to avoid plastic but still give our customers the convenience and safety it provides.

Trevarno’s rosemary shampoo is an effective natural hair & body shampoo in a bar. Rosemary and coconut oils are blended to create a deeply conditioning, creamy lather for soft, clean, healthy hair. No need for plastic shampoo bottles and perfect for travelling too.

LONG LASTING AND SUPER RICH

Waste is a seriously important issue right now. From cutting back on the amount or product we use to minimising the amount of packaging we’re producing. Using high-performance, long-lasting skincare is an essential and exciting step to reduce waste.

Made entirely from natural ingredients, this moisturising lip treat contains olive oil infused with comfrey and calendula to help heal and soothe chapped lips, blended together with beeswax to nourish and soften. A little really does go a long way.

NO MICRO BEADS HERE

Micro-beads: “extremely small pieces of plastic, used especially in cleansing products as exfoliating agents” – would you want micro-beads to be the exfoliant used on your skin?

Trevarno use ONLY naturally sourced,  ORGANIC cane sugar and cut camomile herb as the exfoliant in their facial and body scrubs.



INNOCENT INGREDIENTS

Created from plants, flowers, fruits and herbs,  sourced for their therapeutic as well as cosmetic benefits, Trevarno’s healthy skincare range contains no chemicals or artificial ingredients – just skin loving and beauty boosting nutrients.



Trevarno use organic marigold petals in their CALENDULA SOAP and olive oil infused with rose buds as well as crushed rosehip shells in their ROSE, ORANGE & PATCHOULI SOAP.

VEGAN FRIENDLY

Eating a plant-based diet can help cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce pollution, prevent deforestation and save wild animals from extinction. Extend veganism beyond your diet and become part of a booming beauty niche.

Here are a couple of our vegan-friendly Organic Trevarno favourites

 



We hope this has inspired you to make some changes to help protect our planet.

For more information please visit our website: www.trevarnoskincare.co.uk