Idyll is about rewilding drinks, in its most fundamental sense this means acknowledging how co-dependent we are on nature, especially in the hospitality industry. At the heart of idyll are key concepts such as rewilding, regenerative farming and sustainable foraging.
PINE FOREST NEGRONI
Scots Pine & Douglas Fir | Gin | Vault Aperitivo 'Forest Vermouth' | Campari
500ml | 5 serves
Our festive take on the Negroni. In addition to the Douglas Fir & Scots Pine hydrosols, we’ve also added some delicious Forest Vermouth from the stellar Vault Aperitivo. A complex, less sweet take on a Negroni, with subtle alpine notes shinning through. Just pour over ice and you have the perfect winter aperitivo to help you get in the festive mood this Christmas!
Gin | Idyll Horseradish Distillate | Vault Aperitivo Coastal Vermouth | Pickle Brine
500ml | 5 serves
If you’re a fan of a Dirty Martini or Gibson, this is the perfect Martini for you. In addition to the usual suspects, we’ve distilled our own horseradish distillate. We’ve utilised some fantastic Coastal Vermouth from Vault Aperitivo, which gives the Martini a nice bit of salinity from the coastal botanicals. It’s definitely unusual, but more importantly it’s incredibly moreish!
CHERRY BIRCH MANHATTAN
Somerset Cider Brandy | Cherry Liqueur | Birch Bark Syrup | Discarded Cascara Vermouth
500ml | 5 serves
Sticking to the ‘idyll ethos’ and sourcing as much as we can from the British Isles, we’ve substituted the traditional Rye/Bourbon for Somerset Cider Brandy. This is complemented by the addition of birch bark, an overlooked wild ingredient that gives the drink a fruity complexity, confounding expectations. To this we add some cherry and some excellent zero waste Cascara Vermouth from Discarded Spirits. Again either keep it really cold in the freezer and pour neat, or chill and pour over ice!
PINE FOREST SODA
Working with a sustainable foraging company, who harvest our douglas fir and scots pine, we have created a clear carbonated soda, that captures the essence of a pine forest. It is delicious as a substitute for tonic water in a GnT, in a whisky highball or just served as is. However, you choose to drink it, it is a delicious and unique experience. We also donate a 5p from every can sold to UK charity Rewilding Britain.
wild apple soda
infused with hogweed seeds
& sweet woodruff
The UK has an abundance of apple orchards, with some the best quality fruit in the world. Despite this, according to some estimates up to 800,000 apples are wasted in the UK per day. It’s in that spirit that we have chosen to champion British seasonal apples in our second wild soda. Working directly with small scale farms to source the best UK apple juice,. we add a touch high quality cider vinegar sourced from Oliver’s in Herefordshire and to this we add an infusion of hogweed seeds and sweet woodruff, two wild botanicals that compliment the aromas and flavour of apple. The combination is refreshing and complex, like bitting into a fresh apple infused with cardamon, coriander seed, orange zest and a hint of hay.
WILD GOOSEBERRY SODA
infused with rooibos
Our latest release is a proud collaboration with our friends at the rare tea co. Wild Rooibos harvested in its indigenous habitat, the Cederberg Mountains in South Africa. The complexity of the Rooibos (deep earthy notes, bright red berries and cedar) pairs beautiful with the green acidity of British gooseberries, sourced from small scale British farms. It’s a great alternative to ice tea or ginger ale, and mixes particularly well with Cognac, Rum and Sake.
WILD RHUBARB SODA
infused with meadowseet
Utilising one of the UK’s most popular heritage crops, we have created a refreshing take on the classic cream soda. We lengthen rhubarb juice sourced from small regenerative UK farms with a meadowsweet infusion, a quintessential wild british plant.Meadowsweet has a sweet aroma, reminiscent of freshly cut hay and bourbon vanilla. It pairs beautifully with the acidity of the rhubarb. This is a sophisticated soda that pairs particularly well with vermouths and bitters such as Campari or Aperol
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