Cocktail of the week: Sussex Pass’ summer fizz – recipe

Our restaurant aims to showcase the finest produce in Sussex and Kent, and support local producers and growers. This sparkling wine cocktail is a case in point: it’s ridiculously easy to make, and the perfect refreshing drink for sitting outdoors in summer.

Sussex Pass summer fizz
Serves 1

25ml English vodka – we use Blackdown because it’s local to us
10ml triple sec, or Cointreau
Juice from ¼ lemon
2 sprigs fresh mint

English sparkling wine, well chilled, to top – again, we use a local one, Roebuck Sussex Classic Cuvée

In a boston glass or jug, muddle the vodka, triple sec, lemon juice and mint. Fine strain into a champagne flute, top up with chilled sparkling wine and serve.