White Heron Drinks has added a “younger sibling” to sit alongside its popular British Cassis artisan liqueur brand.

British Framboise Raspberry Liqueur, which is available now through Love Drinks, is made from Herefordshire raspberries and is produced using classic winemaking techniques.

The raspberry juice is fermented naturally with Champagne yeast, which is then blended with vodka to fortify and sweeten. The resulting drink is described as “fresh and fruity” with the “perfect balance of sweet and sharp”. It is presented in 50cl (rsp: £20) and 20cl (rsp: £12.50) bottles.

To support the launch White Heron has rolled out a selection of signature serves including Sweet Delight, which is a take on the famous Clover Club cocktail recipe; a Framboise Basil Smash; and a Framboise Spritz.

Founder, Jo Hilditch, said: “This has been a few years in development so we’re really excited to now bring British Framboise to the market and can’t wait to see the reaction from the mixologists, the wider drinks trade and consumers. The essence of our raspberries, grown in the fields of Herefordshire, is perfectly captured in this liqueur offering a new dimension to a wide range of drinks, serves and cocktails.”

White Heron Drinks was founded by Hilditch in 2005 with the launch of British Cassis, a blackcurrant liqueur made using fruit from Whittern Farms in Herefordshire, which has been in her family for four generations.

Hilditch appeared on Dragon’s Den and famously rejected four offers from the Dragons. After this date British Cassis secured key listings in national retailers including Waitrose.

White Heron Drinks are distributed by Love Drinks.