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British Fayre – Summer Cocktails at The Ox

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Here at The Ox Cheltenham we’re lucky to have a rather beautiful alfresco terrace, and there’s really no better way to enjoy it to the fullest than on a sunny day, with a cocktail in hand.

With this in mind we’ve create a brand new cocktail menu for the Summer, celebrating not only our team’s exceptional skills but a whole host of British spirits and ingredients. Our new cocktails are all twists on familiar classics, and they’ve all been created to be enjoyed either on their own, or with food, ideally on a lazy Summer’s afternoon!

A Scottish Highball

  • Great King Street Scotch
  • Highland Mead
  • Dr. A’s Spanish Bitters (from Aberdeen!)
  • Topped with Ginger Ale

Traditionally a simple mix of Whisky topped with ginger ale our Scottish Highball introduces sweet tones from the Highland Mead and a little edge with the addition of Spanish Bitters, which despite the name are actually made in Aberdeen! The result? A long, fresh, zingy cocktail which is very drinkable!

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Cornish Spritz

  • Tarquin’s Cornish Pastis
  • Bramley Apple Shrub
  • Elderflower Cordial
  • Lemon Tonic

A twist on everyone’s favourite Summer drink, and Aperol Spritz, our Cornish version centres around Tarquin’s Cornish Pastis, an aniseed flavoured spirit with sweet, floral hints. If you’re an aniseed fan this is set to become a surefire favourite.

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Kummel Fizz

  • Kummel
  • Lemon Juice
  • Ridgeview Blancs de Blancs sparkling wine

Inspired by a Mojito Royale our Kummel Fizz uses a Kummel base, originally from Germany this is now a Glasgow made liqueur with flavours of carraway along with a variety of other herbs and botanicals. Mixed with lemon juice and topped off with one of our favourite British sparkling wines, Ridgeview Blancs de Blancs from Sussex.

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Southern Collins

  • East London Liquor Company Gin Batch No1
  • Bob’s Grapefruit Bitters
  • Prescott Hill Climb

An Ox take on a Summer classic, the Tom Collins, our Southern Collins is perfect for long Summer afternoons. Using East London Liquor Company’s Gin and topped up with local beer Prescott Hill Climb this cocktail is finished with a dash of Bob’s Grapefruit Bitters, a brilliantly zingy addition which really lifts the drink.

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Farmyard Cider

  • Somerset Cider Brandy 3yr
  • Pressed Apple Juice
  • Almond
  • Dr. A’s Bokers Bitters

A cocktail which tastes like proper farmyard cider sounds too good to be true, but we’ve created just that using a clever mix of Somerset Cider Brandy, apple juice, a dash of almond and a touch of bitters. You’ll never look at a pint of scrumpy the same way again!

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Mini Mule

  • East London Liquor Company Vodka
  • Ginger and Lime Syrup
  • Orinoco Bitters

The only short drink on this year’s Summer menu, our Mini Mule is inspired by the flavour of a classic Moscow Mule. The Ginger and Lime syrup has a slight kick of chilli, and the Orinoco bitters are a recreation of a very old historical recipe, brought to life by the exceptionally talented team at New York’s famous Dead Rabbit Bar in conjunction with Dr.  Adam Elmegirab of Aberdeen.

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