Limoncello Sorbet

To make this easy limoncello sorbet, start with either your own batch of homemade limoncello (see below to watch Gennaro Contaldo make his version), or look for a bottle bearing the IGP (Protected Designation of Origin) label and made from Sorrento or Amalfi Coast lemons….

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Gorse Flower Cordial at Cupid Woods

Gorse is a thorny evergreen shrub that thrives on Cornwall’s windswept moors, bathing vast stretches of the Cornish landscape in cheery yellow for much of the year. Also known as furze or whin, gorse plays an important role in area eco-systems, providing dense, protective cover…

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Meet Hugo, The Alpine Spritz

The Hugo Spritz or Alpine Spritz (pronounced ‘Ugo’ by Italians) originated in the northern Italian region Alto-Adige, an area intimately familiar with herbal use in both culinary and medicinal matters, and one where the elderberry plant thrives in summer. From the genus Sambucus, elderberry is a hardy, fast-growing…

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Orange Cream & Prosecco Cocktail

Ingredients for the cream 250 ml (1 cup) heavy cream 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract zest of 1 orange per drink 3 parts Prosecco 2 parts fresh orange juice 1 part Schweppes tonic or similar Instructions Whip the cream with the orange zest,…

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