Spring seasonal cocktails

Ingredients foraged from the garden and the blossoming of Spring, make these latest cocktails perfect for the new season.

Our head mixologist, Tom Smith, has been busy creating a seasonal selection of handcrafted cocktails. Taking inspiration from the Yorkshire countryside, Tom has focused on using flavours and ingredients all sourced from the local area. 

Debuting at The Coach House bar this Spring, expect to see these fruity and vibrant cocktails, alongside our signature drinks we’ve all come to love.

So what’s Tom's favourite seasonal cocktails?

“My two latest creations, Regal Rhubard and Strawberry and Basil Daiquiri, are ideal for a lunch or dinner. Especially when spending a lazy sunny afternoon in The Coach House courtyard. Both cocktails were very much designed with the season in mind, and where possible we've foraged ingredients from our woodland and Kitchen Garden to create the freshest and boldest of flavours.”

Don't forget to try Tom's Garden, it's a super delicious gin based cocktail, with dashes of apple and elderflower. It doesn't get more spring like. 

Fancy giving our cocktails a go at home?

Regal Rhubarb

To be served in a Martini Glass:

  • Blood orange/ rhubarb syrup (25ml)
  • House Gin (50ml)
  • Lemon juice Elderflower Cordial (dribble)
  • (Egg White optional)

Add all ingredients to shaker glass, remember to add the egg white first. Add ice, shake then fine strain into martini glass.

Strawberry and Basil Daiquiri

To be served in a Martini Glass:

  • Strawberry and basil syrup (30ml)
  • Havana Especial Rum (37.5ml)
  • ½ lime Frais Du Bois (strawberry Liquor - 12.5ml)
  • Garnish – strawberry slice and basil leaf

Add all ingredients to a shaker, add ice, shake up and fine strain into martini glass. If you would prefer a frozen drink, follow the same method, however add in 50ml of Strawberry & Basil Syrup and add ice. Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz until its frozen – pour into martini glass. And serve.

Cheers from the bar team at The Coach House.

An update from the Estate

We are finally able to welcome you back to the Middleton Lodge Estate from today! Due to social distancing guidelines we can only take a limited number of non-resident sittings and PRE BOOKING is required.

Our restaurant opening times are breakfast 7.30am-10.30am, lunch 12pm – 2pm, and dinner 6pm – 9pm. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for all reservations.

Overnight stays can be booked here. Please be aware that ALL guests will need a reservation before coming onto the estate and temperatures will be checked at the gate. It should go without saying but please do not travel if you have any symptoms or have been recently exposed, and please be mindful of other guests and staff. Table sizes and groups will of course be limited in line with current government guidelines.

The Allison Family and Middleton Lodge Team x