A dramatic feat of engineering at Caen Hill inspired this strawberry liqueur and its sweet taste of summer.
A set of 29 locks makes Caen Hill in Devizes one of the longest, continuous flight of locks in the country. You can’t hurry your summer journey through these locks, leaving you with plenty of time to pour and enjoy this long and refreshing summer cocktail.
- 1 part Wiltshire Liqueur Wild Strawberry Liqueur
- 1 ½ parts vodka
- 5 ripe strawberries
- Fresh basil leaves
- Juice of one lemon
- Drizzle of honey
- 3 parts club soda
Muddle the strawberries and basil leaves in the bottom of your glass and squeeze over the lemon juice and drizzle of honey. Add the vodka and strawberry liqueur and strain into a tall glass topped up with club soda.
An Engineering Triumph
Caen Hill Locks were the solution to a tricky 237- foot uphill climb at the end of the 87-mile Kennet and Avon Canal.
The locks are set over 2 miles and take up to 5 hours to navigate by boat. Ample time to enjoy a cocktail or 3.