Bursting with flavour and welcome acidity, passion fruit’s flamboyant flavour gained it a reputation as an aphrodisiac. Whether you’re hoping to have your wicked way or not Funkin Passion Fruit puree is brought over from Ecuador and has a delicate balance of both vibrant fruitiness and biting acidity. It’s an absolute must if you’re attempting a Pornstar Martini but the flavour is powerful and enticing enough to work with almost any partner.
Another exceptional rum from one of Mauritius’ finest producers Green Island, Green Island Light is a highly drinkable and wonderfully subtle offering. Grassy and herbaceous on the nose, hints of pepper and sweet honey also come through tempting you to taste it. The flavour is surprisingly creamy for a white rum and has distinct notes of exotic coconut, bitter cocoa and golden syrup, as well as sharp lime and black pepper. It’s this final note than lingers once the drink is done.
Composition: 20% Chardonnay. 40% Pinot Noir. 40% Pinot Meunier. Grapes are sourced from around 40 different crus. Minimum 30 months on the lees before disgorgement. Comments: The current cuvee is based on the 2008 vintage with 14% reserve wines from 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005. Alcohol: 12.5% Dosage: 10g/1 Tasting Notes: Attractive bouquet, with youthful, delicate, creamy hints and touch of yeasty autolysis. In mouth, lively persistent bubbles with clean, soft creamy fruit, excellent intensity and a lingering finish. Elegant and balanced.
With its history in apothecary Peychaud’s Bitters has a strong authentic flavour which was originally dispensed as a medicinal tonic. Of course, the signature cocktail with Peychaud’s is the Sazerac but the subtle yet spicy flavour makes it a great choice for a wide range of cocktails from Old Fashioned to Whiskey Sours and the overriding flavour in each sip is aromatic cloves. Known as a great all-rounder Peychaud’s can be mixed with virtually anything to create a complex flavour profile.