Foraged Beers, Spirits and Cocktails

Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Broxbourne
Event:
Foraged Beers, Spirits and Cocktails
Venue:
Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite, Broxbourne
Address:
New Nazeing Road
Nazeing
Essex
EN10 6TD

Date:
Saturday, 13 July 2019
Time:
12:00 - 18:00
Price:
£60

Foraged Beers, Spirits and Cocktails

Join a Totally Wild UK professional forager to learn the basics of foraging and to discover a range of wild edibles lying all around us, and how they can be used to make snacks, and to flavour beers, spirits and cocktails.

After our initial meeting we will go through the basics of foraging; then we head out to discover the vast array of wild edible species that lie all around us. Your professional forager will introduce you to a number of edible species; giving you tips on harvesting, correct identification and possible look-a-likes. Whilst doing this you will have the opportunity to taste a range of pre-made wild food tasters from pickles to jams, chutneys, syrups, flavoured salts, alcohol infusions and much more.

After our forage, we’ll taste various beers, spirits and cordials, and make some cocktails with them. We'll have some pre-prepared foraged snacks to accompany the drinks too. In the past we’ve enjoyed delights such as acorn sour-dough bread, ginger and knotweed jam, cheese and hawthorn chutney, dandelion root “coffee” cake, elderflower cordial and nettle cordial, mugwort ale, rosehip vodka, sloe gin and Sloe Alexander cocktails (these items will change with seasonal availability but will always be deliciously wild).

Following the event, you will be provided with an email giving you a round up including a description of all the wild edibles found through the session including any recipes used in the event.

Essential info

  • Please note this workshop is for adults only

  • There are toilets on site

  • Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear

Getting here

By train: the nearest train station is Broxbourne (5 minute walk) on the Liverpool Street line

By bus: routes 310, 311, C3

By car: For sat navs please use: EN10 6TD

From the A10 take the Broxbourne exit. At the roundabout take the first exit sign posted Broxbourne. Follow this road over all the mini roundabouts until you reach the T junction traffic lights in Broxbourne. At these lights turn right. Follow this road, passing the train station on the left and Broxbourne Riverside on your right. Just past the entrance to Broxbourne Riverside you’ll find the entrance to the campsite in the wooded tree line on the left. When arriving at the site with your car please park in the car park that is a short walk away from the main camping area.

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