From the Woods – Gretchen Gin

There is a few new products from the renown German eau de vie distiller Schladerer. They had their 175-year anniversary in 2019 and in the merge of that they launched a gin and an apéritif. While a green version of the Vincent Aperitif was shortly available in the 2000s, the Gretchen Gin dates back to a recipe from 1947 from Alfred Schladerer. So, it is just logic to combine both products in a summery Highball style cocktail.

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Lost in My Mind – Zott Brennstaerke Apple

When it comes to eau de vies, the usual ABV is around 40 %. Maybe they have a bit more, but usually the alcohol content is below 50 %. However, besides the higher production costs, there is no reason why not to bottle an eau de vie at overproof. Everything that goes for cask strength whiskies or overproof rum also applies to eau de vie. Therefore, I am delighted to introduce an “from the still” apple eau de vie to you today!

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Sooth Lady Wine – Navy Island Navy Strength

When it comes to cocktails, there are some ingredients which have the ability to transform mediocre recipes into something special. One of those “cheater ingredients” is Pedro Ximenez sherry. It almost does not matter which ingredients you throw at this sherry, the recipe will always taste good. In this case, I chose a highly praised Navy Strength rum from Jamaica and a Austrian vermouth, which in regular recipes might be a little bitter. So, let us find out how the drink turned out!

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