quarta-feira, 29 de abril de 2009

Citadelle - Authentic French Gin.

The recipe for Citadelle Gin was developed by a distillery in Dunkirk in 1771. Dunkirk was one of the first ports of call in Europe for many explorers sailing back from the Orient, whose ships were laden with exotic herbs and spices.

Citadelle Gin is made according to principles laid down in the original recipe. Although the production techniques have improved over the centuries, we still use the same 19 botanicals listed in the original recipe.

Citadelle, the only gin with 19 spices
Citadelle Gin is the only gin in the world made with 19 different botanicals, giving the gin a unique, complex, well-balanced flavour. The secret recipe is known only by the master distiller. In keeping with the traditions of the first European trading captains of the 17th century, only the finest spices are used. This unrivalled variety of spices comes from many distant and diverse places:
Juniper France
Coriander Morocco
Orange peel Mexico
Cardamom India
Liquorice China
Cubeb pepper Java
Savory France
Fennel Méditerranean
Iris Italy
Cinnamon Sri Lanka
Violets France
Almonds Spain
Cassia Indochina
Angélica Germany
Grains of paradise West Africa
Cumin Holland
Nutmeg India
Lemon rind Spain
Star anise France

A "hand-crafted" gin
Citadelle gin is triple-distilled from wheat and spring water. Before being steeped in neutral alcohol, the botanicals are carefully selected and then placed in a specific bag. This infusion is then distilled to capture each separate aroma, so that the intermingled, complex flavours can develop independently.

Tasting notes
Citadelle gin offers a subtle bouquet, with aromas of juniper and citrus. It is elegant, soft, and smooth on the palate. It has a long aftertaste which expresses its aromatic complexity to the fullest. At 44° - 88 proof, Citadelle gin is perfectly balanced between intensity and finesse.
The purity and subtle flavour of Citadelle gin makes it an ideal base for many cocktails, in particular the best Gin & Tonic in the world.

Mr.Próspero and Cocktail Academy were at the Alimentaria 09-Lisboa with Citadelle Gin and the presentation was a success, the tasting surprised most of the presents with its particular smooth flavour.

The Molecular team, Mr. próspero and Chef Fábio, created a special molecular cocktail with Citadelle Gin.

A caviar of Gin, Ginger syrup, fresh Black Pepper and Apple Balsamic sauce.

A different way of tasting Gin for the surprise of the presents.

Cheers to Citadelle Gin.

Visit www.citadellegin.com

segunda-feira, 27 de abril de 2009

Finest Call Premium Cocktail Mixes

On April the 21st, "Finest Call" Premium Cocktail Mixes, officially entered the Portuguese market through Cocktail Academy Portugal, their oficial distributor for Portugal.
The presentation took place at the Alimentaria Food & Beverage Exhibition in Lisboa, with hundreds of guests attending, it was a big success. The presentation had the presence of Finest Call international sales manager, Mr.Bob Jones, and the European brand ambassador Mr. Steve Dingley a former bartender from the UK .
The guests had the chance to taste the products before Steve take place behind the bar and mix some easy, fast and tasty cocktails with Finest Call products. Just by itself or even adding a little bit of fresh fruit anyone can make perfct and consistant cocktails everyday.
The range of products goes from fruit pureés to pré-mixes and bar syrups, with an exclusive bottle designed for bartenders the product has a shelf life of one year and a month after opened.
The need for productive cocktail solutions puts Finest Call on the front line with their rentable quality products, so does Cocktail Academy with their long experience in trainning and providing rentable solutions for bars, pubs, nightclubs or high class hotels and resorts. Cocktail Academy in the search for the best quality solutions became Finest Call official distributor for Portugal and soon we will be crossing the country with local presentations with our brand ambassadors.
So if you are interested in helding a presentation at your bar or if you need more information about the products, feel free to contact me, Flavio Prospero - prosprobar@hotmail.com, +351 91 33 66 384
or contact Cocktail Academy web site, www.ramoscocktailacademy.com

To order call me on my mobile : +351 91 33 66 384

Finest Call

terça-feira, 7 de abril de 2009

Alimentaria 09 - International Food & Beverage Exhibition

Alimentaria 09
FIL, Lisboa

April 19th to 22nd, 2009

Cocktail Academy will have a large stand at the "Alimentaria 09, International Food & Beverage exhibition" .

we will be doing daily seminars and shows on mixology, molecular mixology, new cocktails and new products.

We also have the stand at your serviçe for product presentations or seminars, so if you would like us to promote your product or to come and do a presentation yourself at the exhibition, fell free to contact us to book a date or an hour.


Cocktail Academy Portugal
or call us at +351 91 99 29 337 (Mr. Paulo Ramos)

Register Free for the Alimentaria Exhibition

segunda-feira, 6 de abril de 2009

The Bramble

"Created in the mid 1980s by Dick Bradsell at Fred’s Club in Soho,

The "Original" Recipe.
Created by Dick Bradsell

1 ½ shots Plymouth Gin
¾ shot fresh lemon juice
½ shot sugar syrup
Build over crushed ice, in a whisky glass. Stir, then pour over ¾ shot of cremé
de mûre; garnish with a lemon slice and two raspberries.

The Fix

By George Sinclair
Listed in Jerry Thomas' bartenders guide (1862), and subsequently copied by Leo
Engel in his work, the Fix is the forefather of the Bramble. As a category, the Fix
is regarded as being dead, however it would seem that it in fact lives on, as the

Gin Fix
(Use small bar-glass.)
Take 1 large tea-spoonful of powdered white sugar dissolved in a little water.
2 dashes of Raspberry syrup.
The juice of a quarter of a lemon.
1 wine-glass of Hollands gin.

Fill up the glass two-thirds full of shaved ice, stir thoroughly, and ornament the
top with berries in season. Old Tom gin may be used if preferred.

The author, George Sinclair, operates the www.thinkingbartender.com website, and
Also, check out his youtube channel: www.youtube.com/thinkingbartender