Charles Wharton of Ellis Wharton Wines shares his top Cornish Christmas tipples…

Tarquins Blackberry Gin

Wrecking Coast Sloe Gin with Cornish Honey

Atlantic Distillery Blackcurrant, Lime & Mint Gin (fully certified organic)

Three completely different drinks but all worthy candidates for the Christmas drinks cupboard. Great for cocktail experiments!

Trevibban Mill Black Ewe Sparkling Brut 2014

Camel Valley Pinot Noir Rose Brut 2014

Both delicious and you can never have too much fizz in your house at Christmas!

Trevibban Mill Black Ram Red 2015

Decant an hour or two before serving to really get the best out of this delicious red. It’s not easy to make good red wine in Cornwall but Trevibban Mill have succeeded.

Fowey Valley Castle Dor Cider

For the rare occasion when you need something other than wine or gin (perhaps a good palate cleanser on Boxing Day.)

 

Cocktail idea… a Cornish 75!

35ml of your favourite Cornish gin (though not one that has been infused with fruit)

25ml of fresh lemon juice

15ml sugar syrup

Trevibban Mill Sparkling Brut (or any other crisp dry Cornish sparkling wine)

Shake the gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup over ice and then strain into a chilled Champagne flute. Top up with Cornish sparkling wine and garnish with a twist of lemon peel.

This is very refreshing and should perk you up on Christmas morning if you over-indulged the night before.