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ESCAPE TO THE FRENCH RIVIERA WITH THESE ROSE INSPIRED GIN COCKTAIL RECIPES THIS CHRISTMAS

 

ESCAPE TO THE FRENCH RIVIERA WITH THESE ROSE INSPIRED GIN COCKTAIL RECIPES THIS CHRISTMAS

 

With Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, it’s easy to get caught in the hustle and bustle of the festive season and forget to soak up precious time spent with family and friends.

However, we do understand that Christmas gifting can be a tricky sport, and while you might be tempted to purchase another gift voucher, why not treat your family to a trip to Provence with this first-of-its-kind Rose’ gin?

Taking inspiration from the abundance of botanicals found along the French Riviera, Mirabeau’s Dry Rosé Gin redefines the normally sugary pink gin category, with a dry, yet highly aromatic style.

Bottled in a beautiful unique gin bottle, Mirabeau’s Dry Rosé Gin is distilled with a touch of its much-loved Rosé wine. It makes a delicious Mediterranean G&T along with other seasonal cocktails including, a Mistletoe Martini, Grapefruit and Sage Gin Fizz, Mirabeau Festive Fizz, and Mirabeau Gin Egg Nog.

Surprise your loved ones with something a little different this Christmas season and treat them to a delicious, pale pink Rosé gin cocktail. Our top serving suggestions include:

 

 

Mistletoe Martini

A classic cocktail to start the holiday season with a festive spin.

Ingredients

 

  • 60ml Mirabeau Dry Gin
  • 15ml Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
  • 15ml Cointreau Orange Liqueur
  • Juice of a lime

Method

 

Shake together all the ingredients in an ice filled cocktail shaker and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with raspberries, rosemary or candy canes.

 

 

 

Mirabeau Festive Fizz

Cool down after a long day spent by the beach with this delicious festive fizz.

Ingredients

  • 45ml Mirabeau Dry Gin
  • 15ml Salers Gentiane Liqueur
  • 30ml lemon juice
  • 30ml Sugar Syrup
  • Sparkling water to top-up

Method

Shake all the ingredients and strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Garnish with cranberries or pomegranate seeds and a sprig of rosemary.

 

 

 

 

 

 Mirabeau Gin Egg Nog (hot/cold)

Enjoy this Egg Nog cocktail with a Mirabeau twist as an after-Christmas lunch palate cleanser, with both hot and cold options available.

Ingredients

  • 30ml Mirabeau Dry Gin
  • 15ml Cognac
  • 20ml Sugar Syrup
  • 90ml almond milk
  • 30ml heavy cream
  • 1 Egg

Method

  • For the Cold Version

Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously to get the air going. Then add some ice and repeat. After this double shake serve over ice in a glass rimmed with sugar and a hint of cinnamon. Grate some nutmeg over the top and garnish with a cinnamon stick.

  • For the Warm Version

Shake all the ingredients to thoroughly mix them. Then gently warm through, be careful not to get the egg too warm, and serve in a mini tankard. Garnish with grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

Grapefruit and Sage Gin Fizz

Impress your friends this holiday with this special festive cocktail.

Ingredients

  • For the cocktail:
            • 90ml pink grapefruit juice
            • 45ml sage simple syrup
            • Dash of Angostura bitters
            • 90ml Mirabeau La Folie Sparkling Rosé
            • 25ml Mirabeau Dry Gin
            • Fresh sage leaves
  • For the sage syrup:
            • 250ml sugar
            • 250ml water
            • 2 bunches of fresh sage leaves
            • Method

Prepare the sage syrup:

Combine the sugar and water over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture starts to simmer and the sugar is completely dissolved. Stir in the sage and cook for 30 seconds more. Then remove the saucepan from the heat and set it aside to cool. Once the simple syrup has cooled to room temperature, remove and discard the sage. Transfer the simple syrup to a clean re-sealable container and store it in your refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

 

Prepare the cocktail:

Vigorously shake the grapefruit juice, sage syrup, Mirabeau Dry Gin and 2-3 dashes of bitters in a shaker with ice. Strain into a glass with fresh ice. Top with the La Folie. Garnish with fresh sage leaves and serve immediately.

Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin is gluten-free, 100% naturally flavoured with no residual sugar, and made in France with carefully selected botanicals. It is available in Dan Murphy’s and BWS Australia-wide, RRP $79.99.

 

ABOUT MIRABEAU DRY GIN

The brand’s range includes a beautifully crafted Dry Gin with accent botanicals from the Riviera and a stunning bottle inspired by French perfumery, which has scooped up Drinks Business’s best Design and Packaging prize. The evocative liquid has multiple Gold medals to its name, notably from the World Spirits Awards, the ISW, the Bartender Spirits Awards as well as a Silver from the San Francisco Spirits Awards.

Unlike many of its sweet counterparts, Mirabeau Rosé Gin is a true gin with juniper being a dominant component. The delicate signature flavours come from traditional distillation with no need for sugary additions. Mirabeau has used grape spirit as its base and, combined with its award-winning Classic Provence Rosé as an element in the distillate. Botanical ingredients, precious to any Grasse Perfumer, add further aromatic layers and complexity. The result is a pale pink gin, with a unique style to set it apart and captivate increasing numbers of gin lovers worldwide, bringing a burst of Riviera aromas and sunshine.

At the heart of the recipe is Mirabeau’s renowned commitment to quality and consistency. Just as you can’t make a great wine with average grapes, Jeany and Stephen see the quality of the botanicals and neutral spirit as key to the success of Mirabeau’s Rosé Gin. While all the botanicals used can be found growing wild in Provence, Mirabeau sources its base botanicals from the best suppliers around the globe. This core is then enhanced by the judicious addition of accent plants unique to the Riviera. For these, Mirabeau works hand in hand with local growers and foragers to ensure the standards of quality and consistency are never compromised.

Tasting Notes: 

At its core Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin is a classic Dry Gin. Mirabeau has used a 100% grape-based neutral spirit which adds roundness and subtle fruitiness to the palate. The addition of some Mirabeau Rosé gives a luxurious texture to the finished Gin. Lemons and Coriander add layers of fresh citrus character. Orris and Angelica roots impart floral and earthy tones respectively. Rose Petals, Lavender and Jasmine are used sparingly to bring a variety of floral tones. Finally, Bay, Thyme and Rosemary add a finely balanced herbaceous character to the blend.

The Ingredients:

  • Juniper – the backbone of any great gin and we use common juniper
  • Citrus – legend has it that the seed for the original Citron de Menton was smuggled by Adam from the garden of Eden. Looking down from the groves of La Maison du Citron (that supplies Mirabeau with peel and zest) towards the pretty shores of Menton, Jeany and Stephen have sourced this really unique element right on their doorstep.
  • Orris root – the dried root of iris Germanica or pallida is a key ingredient in the perfume industry adding tones described as tenaciously flowery.
  • Angelica root – A cornerstone ingredient of many gins, this member of the celery family adds earthy tones once distilled.
  • Coriander seed – with its signature lemony notes, grows wild in climates as diverse as southern Europe and Asia.
  • Rose petalsLavender and Jasmine, three prime fragrance ingredients add a floral lift and the taste of the South of France:
    • o   Rose petals bring an intensely pretty flavour.
    • o   Lavender, the iconic plant of the South of France, adds a pinch adds interest to the gin profile.
    • o   Jasmine, with its powerful fragrance, is used as a tea in a suspended basket, to keep its flavour subtle and delicate.
    • Bay, Thyme and Rosemary, three herbs that also abound in our hills add the flavours of the garrigue that characterise many of our wines and local cuisine.
  • Neutral Spirit – 100% from grapes. At over 96° it imparts a gentle, soft fruitiness to the finished gin. It’s also naturally gluten free.
  • Mirabeau Rosé – 13% of macerating liquid, adding subtle red fruit and freshness to the finish

Website and social media links:

See Maison Mirabeau’s “About Us” video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55jc_dpMv_Q

For more information see: https://www.maisonmirabeau.com/

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