Woodland Vodka Beachhutcook

Woodland Vodka and Lakeland Martini

My husband travels a lot with his job and from time to time as a family we’ve joined him on his travels but now our grown up boys have studies and work responsibilities that means their time is always taken up.  I recently went full-time freelance so I now have the flexibility to join him on my own plus I can pick up the odd review job along the way. 

Woodland Vodka Beachhutcook in Lake District

I did just that a couple of weeks ago and joined him on a quick trip to the Lake District.  I haven’t been since I was a child and have strong memories of feeling very Swallows & Amazons as we hired a boat and walked across the Lakeland paths.  Coming back some years later I was in awe of the colourful yet ever-changing landscapes and deep inky blue lakes.  I kept pointing and saying Look At That!  I Could Cook Here and Let’s Swim for It – all on repeat.

Woodland Vodka Beachhutcook in Lake District

We stopped off at a waterfall and walked around commenting on how our boys would love it.  I missed them at that very moment to my very soul.  Halfway around the walk I decided that we should pick some fir and put it in vodka and make a martini to remind us of our mini adventure.  No one told me off for picking the fir but then there was no one around as it was just us two for miles. 

Woodland Vodka by Beachhutcook using Douglas Fir

 Next time I go back to the Lake District I will bring our boys.  I felt a pull, a longing and just not sure I can do this childless travelling lark even if they are proper adults now.  Those reading this with young children will probably think I’m mad but I love them and more importantly I like them.

Woodland Vodka by Beachhutcook using Douglas Fir

Woodland Vodka Beachhutcook

 

Woodland Vodka by Beachhutcook using Douglas Fir

Here’s my recipe for Woodland Vodka and a cocktail for you to make thereafter.  

Woodland Vodka
Serves 1
Citrus and woody, a delicious combination to give your Martinis a zingy hit
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 75cl triple distilled vodka
  2. 4-5 sprigs Douglas Fir, leaves stripped and chopped
  3. Small handful rosehips, pricked over with a pin
  4. 15 corriander seeds, crushed
  5. 15 juniper berries, chopped
Instructions
  1. Place all the prepared ingredients along with the vodka in a large sealable jar. Seal and keep in a dark cool place for about 3-4 days. Strain into a sterilised bottle. Allow to round off in the bottle for a couple of weeks but you can just enjoy this straightaway if you like.
Beachhutcook.com http://beachhutcook.com/

 Woodland Vodka by Beachhutcook using Douglas Fir

 

Lakeland Martini Cocktail made with Beachhutcook's Woodland Vodka

Lakeland Martini
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 60ml Woodland Fir Vodka
  2. 5-10ml Dry Vermouth
  3. Ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, stir and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Beachhutcook.com http://beachhutcook.com/
 
Woodland Vodka by Beachhutcook

10 Comments

  • Reply Kara 09/03/2017 at 4:22 pm

    Oooo that looks and sounds amazing

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 10/03/2017 at 11:33 am

      Thanks Kara, it was a lovely trip x

  • Reply Jenni 10/03/2017 at 5:02 am

    We love visiting the Lake District, these drinks look fab, your photography is beautiful

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 10/03/2017 at 11:32 am

      Thanks Jenni – too kind! x

  • Reply Jon 10/03/2017 at 11:41 am

    This looks fantastic! I bet it tastes amazing!

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 10/03/2017 at 11:43 am

      Thanks Jon, so good I had it with just ice! Will be even better once rounded off in the bottle.

  • Reply five little doves 10/03/2017 at 5:04 pm

    Oh this sounds amazing, and how clever are you doing this? I would never even think of it, I really need to give it a try!

  • Reply Kerry norris 12/03/2017 at 5:56 pm

    Wow this looks amazing. I bet it tastes fab x

  • Reply Zena's Suitcase 12/03/2017 at 8:22 pm

    What a really lovely spin on this drink, I bet it tasted amazing.

  • Reply Lindsey 12/03/2017 at 9:09 pm

    This looks truly divine and loving your pictures

  • Leave a Reply