With spring surely sprung, it’s now getting just the right weather for evening cocktails on the castle lawns, looking out towards to the Black Mountains change their rainbow colours as the sun sets…

Here’s another favourite, you will have for forgive it being out of season!

Hay Pear Fix

2 measures Smoked Chase Vodka
1 measure Extra Dry Vermouth
1 measure British Poire Liqueur
1/4 measure lemon juice
1/4 measure Coedcanlas Number 8 Maple Syrup

Mix and shake until ice cold, serve into chilled martini glasses with a slice of Williams pear.

Alternatively, substitute the liqueur for muddled Williams pears and add a little more vodka.

Enjoy irresponsibly!