Cocktails of The Week

Autumn has arrived in Europe.  The leaves are sliding from green to orange to brown and then slipping from the trees altogether.  The wind is rising and the temperature falling so we have returned to Singapore’s Maison Ikkoku for some equatorial sunshine and a cocktail or two.  Aiken Cabagui is one of the resident mixologists and he had a seasonal suggestion of his own, the Feijoa Martini.

Feijoa Martini  Feijoa Martini  2

45ml Stoli vodka
15ml Giffard Pink Grapefruit Creme
1 piece of feijoa (from New Zealand)
4 to 5 slices of black grapes
Top up with champagne
Garnish with slices of feijoa

Method:

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with slices of feijoa.

 

Ethan Leslie, Head Mixologist at Maison Ikkoku has been working on a slightly different theme.  Having noticed that requests for ‘sours’ came mostly from men, with Sidecars, Daiquiris and Margaritas topping the list, he set out to develop a new cocktail that would appeal to ladies whilst retaining the robust flavours so prized by men.  Intrigued by Eau de vie Poire Williams he developed the Eau de Vie Sour and it is proving to be quite a hit.

Eau de Vie SourEau de Vie Sour

60ml Giffard Poire William Liqueur
30ml lemon juice
30ml sugar syrup
30ml egg white
Garnish with dry orange peel.

Method:

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.  Garnish with dry orange peel.

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Giffard is a family run liqueurs and syrups company based in Angers, Val de Loire, France. Our founder, Emile GIFFARD, was a dispensing pharmacist who combined his professional skills with Gallic gourmet curiosity and in 1885 invented a pure, clear and refined white mint liqueur called Menthe Pastille. Four generations later, Giffard remains committed to quality, natural produce in all our liqueurs and syrups because we believe that flavour is always the best ingredient. Please drink responsibly.
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