Our festive cocktail made with Sapling vodka.
For every bottle sold @saplingspirits will plant a tree.
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A Conscious Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipe With Sapling Spirits
This recipe is brought to you together with Sapling Spirits.
We’re super excited to be collaborating with Sapling Vodka to bring you a series of REV winter cocktails over the coming weeks. We have put together a special collection of cocktails celebrating the wonderful Sapling Vodka (which is distilled in London with British wheat), coupling it with seasonal fruits and herbs from my kitchen garden.
Our first conscious cocktail for the holiday season is an Apple Martini. Thanksgiving is a time of year when we pause to give our appreciation and gratitude to our family and friends. This feels even more amplified this year when so much has been forced to change and evolve due to the global pandemic. We are aware more than ever of the importance of both cherishing our loved ones and the natural environment. This is what makes the Sapling vodka used here not only delightful but also meaningful. This low-carbon spirit, which is made in an independent distillery, and is planting a tree in the UK as well as in other parts of the world for every bottle purchased.
Here’s a simple step-by-step guide for making my favourite evening martini.
Make the cocktail
5 or 6 ice cubes
60ml Sapling Vodka
30ml raw apple cider
30ml ginger beer
The juice of half a lemon
1 slice of apple – a variety of Granny Smith apple
Sprig of rosemary to garnish
Pour out a double shot of Sapling Vodka then squeeze half a lemon over lots of ice into a cocktail shaker.
Add 30 ml of raw cider and 30 ml of ginger beer and pour into the shaker.
Shake well with crushed rosemary sprig for at least 30 seconds then pour it into a martini glass.
Serve with a slice of fresh apple and freshly picked rosemary sprig.
Get 15% off everything in the Sapling shop using the code REVE on their site!
Whether you’re looking for some beautiful new additions to set your festive table or simply want to update your everyday collection, R+D. LAB have something to suit all your glassware needs! Each glass is hand-made by traditional methods of mouth-blowing in Italy, a truly slow and considered process for the home.
How we're dressing up at home!
Changing out of loungewear does wonders for our mood! Even more so on special occasions, we are still choosing to dress up despite staying in…but our outfits have got to be comfortable – that’s non negotiable!
Made from biodegradable cupro, the Cannes dress by Envelope 1976 is not only effortlessly beautiful but super comfortable to wear at home! Wear it oversized in a straight silhouette, or use the belt if want to highlight a feminine silhouette.
We’re pairing it with a pair of earrings by Emma Aitchison. Each piece of jewellery in this collection is handmade in the U.K., made by a combination of traditional, modern and adapted techniques to create individual and unique items.