Confusion – Zott Pomeranze

When you create “new” cocktail recipes, there are multiple ways of arriving at a recipe that works. So, sometimes you have an idea for a cocktail and in the last minute you abandon the plan. You change almost all the ingredients and afterwards it still works out. This was exactly the case when I was working on a drink using the excellent citrus eau de vie made by Zott.

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PDLIF – Quarantini Social Dry Gin

During those difficult times, there are certain project which try to help the hospitality scene. In the case of Quarantini Social Dry Gin, Boris Markić the founder of Tesla Slivo and the distiller of Revolte Rum, Felix Kalthenthaler created a new gin which also supports local businesses as well as bars. Of course, I also took the chance to support two bars which I hold dear in Bamberg “Das Schwarze Schaf” and the “Kawenzmann Bar”.

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Light in the Atoll – Plantation Isle Of Fiji Rum

Right now rum from Fiji is kind of en vogue. This might also be the reason why Plantation released their second bottling from this small Island in the Pacific. I was a little bit indecisive as to which cocktail I wanted to make with the Isle of Fiji Rum. In the end, I found a great cocktail inspiration in the “Port of Call” cocktail.

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Medication – Dwersteg Ginger Liqueur

Though alcohol should never be a remedy, there are a few cocktails which are named after one. The most famous example might just be the “Penicillin Cocktail” created by Sam Ross. While my creation certainly tastes very different from the original, it adapts the basic principle of combining ginger notes with citrus and smoke flavours. On top of that, the “Medication” includes an excellent plum eau de vie!

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Nantes – Chateau de Laubade V.S.O.P

When preparing a apricot eau de vie tasting, I fellow cocktail enthusiast asked me if there were any great drinks using apricot eau de vies. To be honest, apart from the Mary Collins and a sour, I had not mixed a drink using it before. So, I decided to come up with a recipe of my own. Luckily, apart from the Chateau de Laubade Signature, I also had the V.S.O.P armagnac on hand.

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Tigers – Blind Tiger Piper Cubeba

There is always a new gin to try. This time, it is a handcrafted gin from Belgium, which carries a special pepper in its name. Apart from that, the name is also a reference to the prohibition. For a ticket, you could see a “blind tiger” in the back room and apart from that an assortment of alcoholic beverages. Some left over cream, gave me the idea to mix a Ramos Gin Fizz twist with the Blind Tiger Piper Cubeba Gin.

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