Put the Hurt on Me – Chateau de Laubade V.S

Tiki drinks have to be a little crazy, but when it comes to bitter ingredients you mostly find Angostura Bitters or Campari in historic recipes. Nevertheless, the trend of using Amaros in cocktails does not stop at Tiki drinks. Yet, what happens when you use three of them in one recipe? You definitely need something to balance all that bitterness and I found that in Armagnac and strawberries.

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The Captive Mind – Capreolus Siegerrebe

I am always in search of extra ordinary eau de vies. This time I found a special grape eau de vie from a small boutique distillery in England. Besides the current trend grape Siegerrebe, the eau de vie also comes from one of the most renown eau de vie distillers in England. Although it is made to be enjoyed neat, I also  thought of a cocktail which hopefully honours the effort that went into the production of this special eau de vie.

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Ultimate Gin Guide VIII: New Versions

The Ginquiry mentioned two new categories. On the one hand, there is Pink Gin which can be a little bit misleading. After all there is a drink made from gin and Angostura Bitters which carries the same name. However, in this case it is about fruity, bright pink gins. On the other hand, there is another colourful gin version. The butterfly pea flower lends spirits a dark blue colour and also has another trick up its sleeve.

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The Ultimate Gin Guide VII: The Categories

Continuing the update of the Ultimate Gin Guide, it is time to take a look at the different gin categories. Therefore, this article gives a short overview of how the different types of gin developed. On top of that, we will present to you the results of my “Ginquiry”. In this short survey, we asked 30+ gin and spirit enthusiasts to list their favourites in the different gin categories. Check out the results below.

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Ultimate Gin Guide VI: The History

It has been a while since the last article about gin. So, I thought I update the Ultimate Gin Guide. In this first article, it is all about the history of gin. There might be some dispute as to which spirit came first Genever or gin. So, this is why we start at the first written document. On top of that, we also shortly dive into the chemical compounds in juniper berries and therefore gin.

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