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Raise Money for Barnardo’s via Cocktail & Dessert

September 26, 2017

Food & DrinkLifestyle | by Wayne Noir


This month, The Botanist have partnered with Barnardo’s – the UK’s leading children’s charity, to create a show-stopping cocktail and mouth-watering sharing dessert with £1 from each going straight to the charity.

Throughout the month, The Botanist will be supporting the charity with The Believer cocktail, a beautifully-crafted gin punch with a dash of apple liquor and peach liquor, infused with ginger, jasmine, lemon and pineapple. The final touch comes courtesy of a kiwi fan, mint sprig and the signature Botanist liquid pipette.

You can also indulge in The Carrot Pot Planter sharer dessert, created in memory of a young boy called John Somers, who was turned away from a Barnardo’s house in 1867 as they were full. Heartbreakingly he passed away on the street just two days later from malnutrition. This incident led Dr Barnardo’s to launch the charity’s powerful slogan “No destitute child ever refused entry”. The young lad’s nickname was ‘Carrots’, so this sharing dessert has been created in honour of him.

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The tasty carrot cake is served in a miniature plant pot, topped with edible flowers, mint leaves, glazed carrots and coated with a chocolate crunch soil.

Sharing in the ethos of community, the nationwide pub group The Botanist, are proud to raise money for disadvantaged young people in their local communities, up and down the country.

Barnardo’s support bright futures for young people around the UK, no matter what the background. Their purpose is to transform the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children, whether this is supporting children on the streets, living in impoverished areas, with unwell parents, with disabilities, learning difficulties or mental health problems.

You can go to a Botanist across the country, including Manchester City Centre, Alderley Edge and Media City, Newcastle, York, Sheffield, Leeds, Birmingham, my home town of Reading, Farnham and Marlow, to bite into the sharing dessert and sip a Barnardo’s cocktail.

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