Hedgerow Royale
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Hedgerow Royale
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Rating

4.22 / 5
The Hedgerow Royale is a delightful cocktail that exudes the warmth and depth of the British countryside. This drink highlights the rich and fruity flavors of cherry brandy and sloe ... more The Hedgerow Royale is a delightful cocktail that exudes the warmth and depth of the British countryside. This drink highlights the rich and fruity flavors of cherry brandy and sloe gin—a berry-infused spirit traditional to rural England. These berry notes are accentuated by the effervescent touch of champagne, providing a luxurious and celebratory feel to the cocktail. A sprig of rosemary adds an aromatic herbal dimension that compliments the fruitiness, creating a harmonious blend of flavors. Elegant in presentation, the Hedgerow Royale is typically served in a cocktail glass, perfect for special occasions or as a sophisticated after-dinner indulgence.
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Cherry Brandy
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26% | 3.12 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Hedgerow Royale is a charming nod to the English countryside, masterfully blending the deep, fruity essences of cherry brandy and sloe gin with the crispness of champagne. The aromatic rosemary not only enhances the visual appeal but subtly complements the berries with its herbal whispers, creating a sophisticated symphony of flavors that elevates this cocktail from merely celebratory to truly memorable.

Method
How to make a Hedgerow Royale

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Take the rosemary sprig, and holding it in your hand clap sharply to bruise the rosemary before dropping into the cocktail glass
Next slowly pour the sloe gin and cherry brandy into the glass before topping up with Prosecco
Give it a quick stir and serve

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FAQ's

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the ideal occasion for serving the Hedgerow Royale?

The Hedgerow Royale, with its luxurious combination of cherry brandy, sloe gin, and champagne, is perfect for festive celebrations or intimate gatherings. Its sparkling nature makes it an excellent choice for toasting at weddings, New Year's Eve parties, or any event where you're looking to add a touch of elegance and celebration.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another spirit for champagne or prosecco in the Hedgerow Royale?

While champagne or prosecco is preferred for its effervescence and lightness which balances the richness of cherry brandy and sloe gin, if necessary, you could substitute another sparkling wine. However, the choice of sparkling wine will affect the overall flavor and experience of the cocktail, so it's best to stick with high-quality champagne or prosecco if possible.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Hedgerow Royale?

To make a non-alcoholic version of the Hedgerow Royale, you can replace the cherry brandy and sloe gin with non-alcoholic fruit syrups or juices with similar flavor profiles, such as black cherry or plum for cherry brandy, and a non-alcoholic red berry syrup for sloe gin. Use a non-alcoholic sparkling white grape juice or a similar alternative in place of champagne or prosecco. Adjust the quantities to taste, keeping the balance of flavors in mind.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What is the significance of the rosemary sprig garnish in the Hedgerow Royale?

The rosemary sprig garnish in the Hedgerow Royale is not only visually appealing but also adds a subtle aroma that complements the fruity and slightly tart flavors of the cocktail. Rosemary's herbaceous scent enhances the drinking experience, enticing the senses before the cocktail is even tasted. It plays a role in balancing the sweetness and depth of the drink's components.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

How should the Hedgerow Royale be served to best enjoy its flavors?

The Hedgerow Royale should be served cold in a cocktail glass to best enjoy its flavors. Stirring the ingredients gently with ice before straining into the glass helps to chill the drink and meld the flavors together without diluting it too much. Pouring the champagne or prosecco over the mixed spirits and gently stirring ensures the cocktail maintains its effervescence. Serving it immediately after preparation preserves its freshness and fizziness, making for an invigorating sip.

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