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BLACKLION'S Gold Cup cocktail recipe

BLACKLION, the vodka made with sheep's milk, has revealed its delicious new cocktail, in celebration of the Cheltenham Festival (14 - 17 March).

The cocktail has been created by one of the UKs most exciting and vibrant voices in the food & drink industry and author of 'Home Bar', Andy Clarke.

 "It's the perfect nod to the beginning of spring and I think racegoers are going to love it. It's fruity, fun and brings out the luxurious texture and the delicious peppery qualities in BlackLion” explains Andy.

 BLACKLION is an award-winning vodka recognised for being 100% sustainable as well as impossibly smooth & flavourful.  It is fermented using the sugars-rich whey left over after the cheesemaking process and which would otherwise go to waste. The end-result is an incredibly rare, triple-distilled, triple-filtered, small-batch and eco-responsible British dairy product.

BLACKLION’S Gold Cup cocktail recipe


Per Glass (Serves 1) 

 125ml La Gioiosa Rosé Millesimato 

25ml Blacklion Vodka 

25ml Funkin Strawberry Puree 

½ Teaspoon Grenadine 

Per Jug (Serves 6) 

 750ml La Gioiosa Rosé Millesimato 

150ml Blacklion Vodka 

150ml Funkin Strawberry Puree 

3 Teaspoons Grenadine 


Fresh Strawberries  (One slice per glass) 

Sprigs of Rosemary (One sprig per glass) 


Chill all liquid Ingredients and pour them into a large jug. Gently stir and pour into coupe glasses. 

To garnish, slice strawberries in half and make a small incision so that a slice will perch on the rim of the glass. Add the rosemary to the glass and rest on the rim. Serve! 

 Note: If you’d like to add a touch of fresh acidity, squeeze a little fresh lemon juice into the jug ahead of stirring. 


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