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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How to Make a Real Tiki-Fire – High Fire

A lot of Tiki drinks use fire. However, it does not do the trick to just pour 151 rum over a sugar cube. For a real Tiki-fire you need a secret ingredient. On top of that, I decided to come up with a Vulcano Bowl style drink using rum and cognac. It basically means that this is a combination of the Champs-Élysées and my own White Bird cocktail.

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