Earlier in May, during lockdown and when the sun shone a lot, Joff was (socially distanced) filmed for an informative webinar for the members of Castle Howard, our esteemed neighbours down the road. With his background in conservation and ecology, there has always been a great respect at Sloemotion for the environment and the wildlife that lives in it – hedgerows are his thing!
‘Along the Hedgerows’ – a virtual tour, is available to watch on (click on the link here).Have a watch and listen to him point out many kinds of hedgerow plants and wild flowers; from hawthorn blossom, to wild red clover, smooth bedstraw and elderflower (one of the key botanicals in our gins). He explains how the blossoms play such a vital role in providing nectar at this time of year and what are signs of having once formed parish boundaries.
….and at the end of the hedge, he finds(!) an appropriately located BAR–IN-THE-HEDGE where he makes a deliciously refreshing cocktail using our Hedgerow Botanical Vodka Cocktail
Along the Hedge Cocktail
Fill a copa with lots of ice
Add 50ml Hedgerow Botanical Vodka
A splash of sparkling elderflower
Topped up with cloudy apple juice
Garnished with a red clover flower.