"The Cuss I Am"

The winning cocktail from our Foxhole Gin Cocktail Competition 2017. Created for Foxhole Spirits by Elaine Larkin of Bar Valentino, Brighton. The name of the drink comes from a quote in Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox, when Mr. Fox takes offence at Badger for calling him a cuss.


50ml Foxhole Gin
10ml Antica Formula Carpano Vermouth
5ml Créme de Violette
Salt & Pepper Bake


Begin by chilling a cocktail glass with ice. Rim the glass with baked Salt & Pepper. Stir the Foxhole Gin, Antica Formula and Créme de Violette over ice. Strain into the cocktail glass and serve by twisting grapefruit zest over the drink.

Salt & Pepper Bake Method

Bake equal measures of cracked black peppercorns and sea salt at 220 degrees celsius for 40 minutes. Blend salt and pepper together.