maandag 7 juni 2021

Matusalem (1/3) - Cuba Libre Royale

I’m often invited to participate in online tastings, but a few weeks ago I attended one that was kind of special. The main idea of the webinar was “foodpairings with Matusalem rum”, based on a scientific analysis by a Belgian lab. Very intriguing. 

Matusalem was founded in Cuba in 1872, but when Castro came in charge, they fled the island and moved to the Dominican Republic. The tasting featured two bottles : Ron Matusalem Gran Reserva 15 and the limited edition Ron Matusalem Insólito Wine Cask (which is actually a rosé rum!)

We all know our Rum & Coke or Cuba Libre, but Matusalem also takes this a step further. I’m sharing their modern edition of the Cuba Libre in this article. But first there’s a bit more to tell…

As a participant in this webinar, I was also invited to take part in a ‘friendly competition’ and enter foodpairing ideas for both rums. I was surprised to hear I made it to the second round. I received a box with both bottles and some extra stuff… and can now create both of my cocktail ideas and share them in the second round. You’ll see them both appear in the next days. But for now, let’s have a nice Cuba Libre Royale. Cheers!

P.S. The winner of the competition will receive a big bottle and nice stuff for the bar. Since I’m a blogger and don’t own a bar or restaurant, I’m actually participating just for fun 😉. My recipes for this content are cocktail serves paired with matching sweets, which you could actually serve in any cocktailbar. Keep your eye on this blog and sociale media. 

Cuba Libre Royale

50 ml Matusalem Gran Reserva 15
15 ml Fabri Cola Syrup
30 ml Club Soda
50 ml Crémant de Bourgogne (Or another good quality sparkling wine)

Build the drink in a glass with enough ice and give it just a couple of gentle stirs. Garnish with lime or lemon. 

P.S. This nice glass was also a gift from Matusalem. It’s a design of Luigi Bormioli (Italy)

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.

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