Posts Tagged ‘G’Vine’

101 Best New Cocktails: Mojo Pin #1 by Mel James, BC’s Kitchen, Lake St. Louis, MO, USA

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Mojo Pin #1101 BNC App

Mel James, BC’s Kitchen, Lake St. Louis, MO, USA

“I created this cocktail when I was in the mood for something a little bit spicy and a wee bit sweet—but fresh both in flavor and aroma.   This cocktail takes the unique taste, bouquet and subtle sweetness of Hendrick’s Gin and marries it beautifully with the spiciness of Rosemary, the unique and mysterious herbal qualities of Green Chartreuse, and the familiar, curious hint of fresh green grapes and celery bitters.

“I have enjoyed this cocktail in both the springtime and in the winter. The spicy notes are quite complementary to colder evenings, and the almost garden-like aromas and flavors lean towards the springtime…especially if you add the simple syrup to quiet the peppery notes down a little bit, if you prefer.

“I named this cocktail after one of my favorite songs from my favorite musician, Jeff Buckley. The song I named it after is dreamy, sexy and soft to start, almost jazz-like – until it kicks in to a driving, emotional and passionate rock and roll song, only to gently ease you back in to the sultry jazz song that was before. I’d like to think this cocktail is something like that song.” Mel James.

60 ml (2 oz) Hendrick’s GinMojo Pin

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Green Chartreuse

7.5 ml (.25 oz) Simple Syrup (optional)

3 Dashes The Bitter Truth Celery Bitters

8 White Grapes

1 Sprig Rosemary plus small sprig of Rosemary for aromatic garnish, if desired.

Muddle the grapes and rosemary in a mixing glass.  Add the gin, Green Chartreuse, bitters and simple syrup (to taste, if desired).  Add ice and shake hard.  Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass.   Add the garnish.

gaz sez:   Brilliant!  Hendrick’s is the perfect gin to use in this baby, though I’ve a feeling that G’Vine Floraison would work well, too.  The gin, the Chartreuse, the celery bitters, the rosemary, and the grapes all come together in glorious harmony in this drink. I believe that, if you make thin one once, you’ll be making it again and again—it’s a real winner.

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101 Best New Cocktails: La Croix Elixir by Humberto Marques, 1105 Cocktail Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

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La Croix Elixir

Adapted from a recipe by Humberto Marques, 1105 Cocktail Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark.

“The motto of the Carthusian monks is Stat crux dum volvitur orbis, which is latin for “The Cross is steady while the world is turning.”  Like the monks motto, the world is turning, while this drink is steady.  It has a special blend of two herbal liqueurs, also made by monks from a secret recipe.

“A truly apothecary and sour style cocktail where herbs and spices are pairing perfectly together. These herbs and spices add to the fresh and floral G’Vine gin.  The citrus notes of fresh lime, pineapple syrup and pineapple sage balances overall the cocktail. To top it off the addition egg whites gives a silky smooth taste sensation.

“La Croix Elixir will make your world spin.”La Croix Elixir - Copy

60 ml (2 oz) G’Vine  gin

15 ml (.5 oz) Green Chartreuse

15 ml (.5 oz) Bénédictine

4 Pineapple sage leafs

30 ml (1 oz) Pineapple syrup

30 ml (1 oz) fresh lime juice

1 dash of egg white

2 drops of chocolate bitters

1 pineapple-sage sprig, as garnish.

Dry shake; shake again over ice, and strain into a small chilled wine goblet.   Add the garnish.

gaz sez:  It took balls to use both Chartreuse and Bénédictine in the same glass, and though I’ve seen this done before, I’ve never seen it pulled off quite so elegantly.  Perhaps it’s the G’Vine that pulls everything together?  And the sage leaves don’t hurt, either.  Another nice one, Humberto!

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La Vie en Rose, Harry Glockler’s Signature Cocktail for the G’Vine Summer Ball, 2012

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program World Finals 2012

Finalists’ Signature Cocktails for the G’Vine Summer Ball

Harry Glockler, Riva Bar, Berlin

La Vie en Rose

40 ml G’Vine Floraison

20 ml Lillet Rosé

Dash Eau de vie de Framboise

Dash Grenadine

Mix all ingredients with ice in a mixing glass and strain

into a martini glass.

Garnish with a single raspberry afloat a white rose petal.

40 ml G’Vine Floraison

20 ml Lillet Rosé

Dash Eau de vie de Framboise

Dash Grenadine

Mix all ingredients with ice in a mixing glass and strain

into a martini glass.

Garnish with a single raspberry afloat a white rose petal.

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G’ungle Gentleman: Mischa Bonova’s Signature Cocktail for the G’Vine Summer Ball, 2012

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program World Finals 2012

Finalists’ Signature Cocktails for the G’Vine Summer Ball

Mischa Bonova (known to her friends as Mascha Potato!  C’est vrai!)

G’ungle Gentleman

50 ml G’Vine Floraison

30 ml freshly squeezed Pineapple juice

15 ml white grape shrub

10 ml fresh lemon juice

15 ml Averna

5 dashes orange bitter

Shake all the ingredients, strain over 1 big chunk of ice into bigger old-fashioned glass.

Garnish: pineapple and grape covered by brown sugar caramelised with the torch on the pan. Then skewered and attached to the rim of the glass together with a big pineapple leaf by using a small tweak.

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Paris to Cognac en G’Vine: Hedi Mesma’s Signature Cocktail for the G’Vine Summer Ball, 2012

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program World Finals 2012

Finalists’ Signature Cocktails for the G’Vine Summer Ball

Paris to Cognac en G’Vine

50 ml G’Vine Floraison

20 ml Esprit de June

3 White grapes

8 leaves of Fresh mint

1 dash Grapefruit bitter

Champagne Blancs de Blancs

Shake all ingredients except Champagne and strain in a martini glass. Garnish with a grapefruit zest, a white grape brochette and a fresh mint head.  Pour a shot of Champagne and serve it along with the martini glass.

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Fleur de Lys by Iain McPherson, Voodoo Room, Edinburgh

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program World Finals 2012

Finalists’ Signature Cocktails for the G’Vine Summer Ball

Fleur de Lys by Iain McPherson, Voodoo Room, Edinburgh

50 ml G’Vine Floraison

25 ml Dubonnet

12.5 ml Grapefruit liqueur

1 barspoon (5 ml) Sugar syrup

Shake all the ingredients apart from lemon zest in a shaker with

cubed ice. Fine strain into a coupette. Zest lemon over the drink

and then garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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Queen Lavender by Pawel Rolka, Coq d’Argent, London

Monday, June 25th, 2012

G’Vine Gin Connoisseur Program World Finals 2012

Finalists’ Signature Cocktails for the G’Vine Summer Ball

Queen Lavender by Pawel Rolka, Coq d’Argent, London

40 ml G Vine gin Floraison

10 ml Limoncello Sette vie

10 ml Lillet blanc

2 dashes Orange bitter

30 ml Reduced tonic water with lavender flowers

Shake and strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lemon zest and a lavender flower.

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