It’s a quirky truism but Beckleberry’s owes a significant debt of gratitude to the drinks cabinet of co-founder Peter Craig’s nan when it comes to providing the creative ‘juice’ for their flourishing family ice cream & sorbet business.
Back in 2008, Blackcurrant & Kirsch, Beckleberry’s Northern pudding provider’s flagship sweet treat was first conceived following an enjoyable evening rummage amongst Nan’s Aladdin’s cave of long forgotten nightcaps.
Further sorbets with a ‘tipple twist’ include: Sloe Gin Sorbet (2009) & Sour Cherry & Amaretto(2011).
Ten years on and an eagerly anticipated return to Nan’s ‘treasure trove of tipple’ led to the renaissance of a 1970’s retro classic, Blackcurrant & Martini, which was quickly ear-marked for sorbet conversion.
Craig says: “Sorbets with a ‘tipple twist’ have been a massive hit for us, since they accommodate the growing clamour for ‘dairy free’ puds whilst simultaneously tapping into gin’s ongoing renaissance. Of course, everyone loves a trip down Memory Lane to reconnect with those long forgotten flavours, of yesteryear, however the real reason behind the meteoric growth of our ‘Top Tipple’ sorbets is the countless ‘top-end’ hotels and bars that craving sorbets that could act as sublime cocktail bases.
“Today the clamour of our ‘slightly squiffy’ sorbets means we’ve created a 500ml portfolio of our best ‘all singing,’ alcohol-infused sorbets specifically for supermarkets and the independent deli, farm shop & food hall fraternities.”