Purple Brew

By Kate


Ingredients:

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • Crack on the kettle and brew some heather flowers for an earthy, mildly honey scented tea.
  • Chill the tea, the gin, the glass.
  • Whack the tea and The Botanist gin into a martini. Quantities how you like.
  • Tiddly touch of heather honey to sweeten.
  • Squish some brambles over the rim of the glass. Ooze.

Finished. Try pick that bramble seed out your teeth all night.


Foraging notes

Tis’ the purple season in the hedgerows. Heather tea is said to be a mild sedative, help depression, aid insomnia and even calm nervous exhaustion – but who knows maybe it could be the gin.