1. Sparkling Chardonnay with Sage


    • 2 x cups water

    • 2 x cups sugar

    • 2 x bunches of fresh sage leaves chopped or one bundle dried sage (about 1 cup or 1/2 a cup respectively)
    • 2 x tablespoons grated fresh ginger

    • Bottle of Vida Organica Sparkling Chardonnay

    Vida Organica Sparkling Chardonnay with Sage

    Vida Organica Sparkling Chardonnay with Sage


    1. In a saucepan bring water and sugar to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. 
    2. Once the simple syrup, which is what you now have, reaches a boil remove it from the heat and stir in the sage and ginger. 
    3. Cover and let the syrup steep until it’s completely cooled to room temperature, 2-3 hours. Refrigerate after making.
    4. To make cocktails, simply pour an ounce or two of syrup into a champagne flute depending on how sweet you like it and top with Vida Organica Sparkling Chardonnay
    5. Garnish with sage.

    Vida Organica Sparkling Chardonnay with Sage

    Based on an original Recipe by Local Milk

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  2. Our notebook: Rock Rose Summer 2017


    Product: Gin

    Distillery: Dunnet Bay Distillers

    Brand: Rock Rose

    Edition: Rock Rose Summer 2017

    Rating: *****

    Rock Rose Gin summer 2017


    Since it's launch in 2015, Rock Rose gin has consistently managed to keep it's head above the craft gin parapit, demonstrating a resiliant and consistent approach to botanics and distillation. The Rock Rose Summer 2017 vintage is a wonderful combination of experimentation and competancy, and a testament to husband and wife Claire and Martin Murray's determination to build a spirits portfolio of real quality. 

    The Rock Rose summer 2017 vintage is a celebration of citrus notes. Lemon balm, lemon verbena and lemon thyme grown in the distiller's own garden marry with the gin's core botanicals to delivery somehting which stands out as part of a range, and is demonstrably different to the Classic Rock Rose and the Rock Rose Navy Strength. 

    Buy Rock Rose Summer 2017


    Rock Rose gin gets its wonderful flavour from a carefully selected and put together creation of local and traditional botanicals. Each one meticulously chosen for their flavour properties to create the perfect taste. After 55 experiments by Martin & Claire Murray the final recipe was chosen to give a wee taste of Caithness and the very first batch was distilled on 17th August 2014.

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  3. No Highland Surcharge

    No Highland Surcharge

    Drouthy Drinks is an independent bottle shop which never charges its Highland customers a delivery surcharge.

    Like you, we are fed up with getting to the checkout to discover a £15 surcharge - a penalty imposed by retailers and couriers who don’t value our business.

    We’re based up here and we know that more often than not it doesn’t take just over an hour to get from Bonar Bridge to Tongue - whatever Google Maps says.

    We have forced ourselves to take every opportunity to sample whatever wines, beers and spirits we can get our hands on - and have built a collection of our favourites; gin for a misty July afternoon, beer for an optimistic beach barbecue in a force 7 gale and wine for watching the sun go down and remembering why we love it here.

    We live in a special place, our drinks should be special too. And fast. And without surcharges.

    Discover the full Drouthy Drinks collection here.

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