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Refills can be purchased at Downton Brewery, Dark Revolution Brewery (Old Sarum Airfield), Healthy Living (Devizes) & Regent Tailoring in Salisbury.

Virgina Creeper, Ben Moley, Blackberry, Orange Liqeuer

Virginia Creeper

Designed last month, this is a brand-new cocktail created by the talented Ben Morley a part time mixologist, who came to the distillery to both visit and create a series of new drinks.

This is a sour styled cocktail and if you enjoy the ‘Bramble’ then you will love the Virginia Creeper. Aptly named after the huge creeper growing behind the distillery which was a vivid red and gold at the time of creation. The cocktail takes on shade of pink / red / purple depending on the quantity of blackberries that are used.

Ease of Making: Easy, amend quantities as needed.

Glass Type: Coupe or Nika Nora.

Taste: Vibrant, with blackberry notes enhanced by the citrus.


  •  30ml Downton Distillery Explorers Gin
  • 20ml Cointreau
  • 15ml Blackberry Syrup
  • 20ml Fresh Lime Juice
  • Orange Blossom (Pinch)
  • 1x Cubeb Pepper (Cracked)

Making Blackberry Syrup: Use our simple sugar syrup recipe, using blackberries as the key ingredient.


  • Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  • Add hand full of ice and shake until the shaker frosts on the outside.
  • Double strain using a handheld strainer into a coupe glass.
  • Garnish with extra blackberries or a crack of black pepper (adds some warmth).
  • Adding ice is optional.


  • Add crushed ice into an old-fashioned glass, similar to the Bramble.
  • Garnish with dehydrated orange.
  • Add an egg white, alongside the ingredients to create a sour.
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