Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Alizé Rose and Krupnik Honey Liqueur

At work we have two things sat on our shelf that I didn’t really know much about, so I decided to do a bit of research!!

Alizé Rose

Alizé was first created when one prized exotic jams and juices family joined forces with a prized cognac family to create a new spirits category called, Exotic Cordials. The brand became very successful when the internationally-famous rapper Tupac Shakur, came out with his video hit called "Thug Passion", and rapped about Alizé and Cristal. Four weeks after this hit came out, Shakur was assassinated, and the two brands just took off. Alizé is still a favourite among the stars.
There are many different flavours, one of them being Alizé Rose.
As described on the Alizé website..."Alizé Rose features an authentic blend of the finest French cognac and vodka combined with luscious passion fruit, strawberry juice, lychee juice and rose essence." It was designed to heighten the cocktail experience, and has a sweet yet tart flavour with an ABV of 20%.

So how does work in a cocktail...

The Ginger Rose

Alizé Rose served over ice with a splash of ginger ale, garnished with a fresh raspberry.
1 ½ oz. Alizé Rose
Ginger Ale

Fill a rocks glass with ice. Add Alizé. Top with ginger ale and garnish with a long lime twist or a strawberry.

Krupnik honey liqueur

Krupnik (pronounced kroop-NEEK), is an ancient Polish liqueur, which traces its roots back to the 1300's. As such, it has been a traditional drink in Poland for centuries. Krupnik is made of natural wild bee's honey gathered in forests, and exotic spices (40%-50% (80-100 proof) alcohol, honey and up to 50 different herbs). It has an outstanding honey-sweet taste and spicy bouquet. It has a strong, warming effect. It’s Best drunk warm in the winter or on the rocks during the summer

As for in a cocktail here is a great example:

The Good Old Days

4 oz Champagne
1/2 oz Old Krupnik Honey Liqueur

Pour into a champagne flute, add a cherry, and serve.