vrijdag 21 januari 2022

Oranges Everywhere


A little bit inspired by the oranges in The Godfather (In the three movies, each time oranges appear in a scene, someone dies), I craved for a sour with orange, but without actually using orange juice. 

Oranges everywhere

Ingredients
50 ml Milk & Honey Whisky
30 ml Triple Sec
20 ml Fresh lime juice
2 dashes Orange bitters

Method
Add everything to a shaker with lots of ice. Shake hard and fine strain in a tumbler with fresh ice. Garnish with orange.

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zaterdag 15 januari 2022

Magical Blue Margarita

Margarita Mum Rhonda is a friend of mine and today’s her birthday. I couldn’t resist shaking up a very tasty Margarita today. 

Adding the delicious flavour of HPNOTIQ liqueur really creates some magic. Happy Birthday Rhonda!!!

Magical Blue Margarita

Ingredients
45 ml Tequila Silver
15 ml Hpnotiq liqueur 
15 ml Triple Sec
20-30 ml Fresh lime juice

Method
Add everything to a shaker with lots of ice. Shake hard for 15 seconds and fine strain in your festive glass of choice. Cheers !!!

Tip
I like my sours pretty sour. Don’t add sugar but lower the amount of lime if you prefer it a bit sweeter.

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donderdag 13 januari 2022

Orange and Cocoa Old Fashioned


When I spotted another great recipe by my friends at Delightful Drinks, I wanted to make my own version. I ended up with a really good drink. Of course I already knew orange and cocoa flavours always do magic together. 

Orange & Cocoa Old Fashioned

Ingredients
60 ml Matusalem Insolito Rum (Wine cask aged rosé rum)
10 ml Clement Creole Shrubb (Orange liqueur)
2 dashes Angostura Cocoa bitters

Method
Add all ingredients in a mixing glass with lots of ice. Stir for 15 seconds and strain into a chilled tumbler with fresh ice. Garnish with orange. 

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maandag 10 januari 2022

Winter Margarita


Happy New Year
- Time to start shaking our first drinks for 2022.

I often try out recipes which are shared or suggested by producers and distributors. Sometimes they can still be improved or simplified, other times they are spot on. I really liked this one. 

Winter Margarita

Ingredients
50 ml Tequila Silver
30 ml Triple Sec
20 ml (fresh!) Passion fruit

Method
Add both spirits to a shaker with lots of ice. Also scoop in 20 ml of fresh passion fruit. Shake hard for 15 seconds until your shaker gets really cold. Fine strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish with orange zest. My excuses, your shaker will need a good clean after making this drink, but it’s worth it. 

Tip
The original recipe also adds a cinnamon stick to the shaker, but I don’t really think it adds that much. If you want to add a bit of cinnamon flavour, you get a tastier result by decreasing the Triple Sec to 25ml and adding 5 ml of Monin Cinnamon syrup.

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zondag 26 december 2021

Christmas Gifts Parade 2021 - Irish Mist


Boxing Day – It’s time to round up our annual Christmas series. I had lots of fun exploring these spirits. Too bad Facebook was constantly trying to block my post in the last two weeks. Next year I’ll have to think of other vocabulary to avoid being jailed by the algorithms. To end our series, let’s mix up the easiest drink possible… just adding a bit of lemon juice to a liqueur.

Honey liqueurs are very popular. Irish Mist was originally created at the Tullamore distillery is one of the best known bottles in this category. Made with Irish whiskey, honey, herbs and spices. It was the very first commercial whisky-liqueur in Ireland. Let’s make the most simple sour possible. 

Simple Sour

Ingredients
50 ml Irish Mist Honey
15 ml Fresh lemon juice

Method
Add both ingredients to your shaker with ice. Shake for 10 seconds and strain in a tumbler with fresh ice. Garnish with citrus.

Disclaimer: All pictures and texts are copyrighted by Geert Conard and Esito Management & Communications unless stated otherwise in the article. While some items might have been gifted by the producer or distributor, these are in no way paid promotions or recommendations. 

zaterdag 25 december 2021

Christmas Gifts Parade 2021 - Gwalarn Whisky


Next bottle for the Christmas series is - again - a whisky from a country that isn’t often related with whisky: France. Gwalarn Whisky is made at the Celtic Whisky Distillerie in Pleubian (Normandy). To create Gwalarn, the first premium Celtic Whisky brand, the cellar master carefully selected some of the most complex whiskies from across the Celtic world to carefully blend them with their own single malts. Slowly diluted with water from the distillery’s own spring. The result is a whisky with a French soul and Celtic roots. 

  • Nose: Elegant, frank, distinguished. Cereals, ripe fruits, vanilla on a slightly peaty background.
  • Palate: Fruity at first. Very clear vanilla. Peaty and salty. 
  • Finish : Peaty and salty. 

Cherish your Celtic roots.

Ingredients
50 ml Gwalarn Whisky
20 ml Fresh lemon juice
12 ml Monin Cherry syrup

Method
Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake for 15 seconds. Fine strain in a tumbler with fresh ice. Garnish with cherries. 

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vrijdag 24 december 2021

Christmas Gifts Parade 2021 - Golden Eight Pear Liqueur


Just a few more posts to go in this edition of the Christmas series. We had to adapt the name because Facebook kept blocking the posts and even threw me in Facebook Jail for a day. 

Today’s bottle is without any doubt the most beautiful bottle for this year : Massenez Golden Eight Pear Liqueur

A very rich aroma of Williams pears. In the mouth more of those fresh pears, marmalade, caramel and vanilla. Aged for more than 8 years. Delicious to sip neat, but fantastic taste explosion in cocktails. I had the pleasure of tasting this fantastic liqueur before and was very happy to be able to play with it again. I decided on mixing flavours without any recipe in mind. The result was mindblowing delicious. You'll want a refill !!!

Infinite Gold

Ingredients50 ml Glenmorangie X whisky
20 ml Golden Eight Pear Liqueur
10 ml Insurgent Cold Drip coffee 

Method
Add all ingredients to a shaker with lots of ice. Shake until the shakers gets really cold. Fine strain in a cognac glass. No garnish. Be amazed by the taste. 

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