segunda-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2010

Croft Pink / Cool Moments !

An exciting rosé style of Port wine from the house of Croft.
Developed with new techniques, it extracts fresh, fruity flavours and delivers a subtle and delicate pink colour.
One of the original founding Port houses, Croft traces its origins back to 1588 when the company was established in England.
Croft Pink is best served chilled in a generous wine glass, or poured over ice and served in a high ball glass. It also lends itself beautifully for a range of cocktails!
Some of them developed for the latest Croft Pink Cocktail Competition, witch we can see on the video bellow, with some of the best bartenders mixing cocktails like "the runaway" or " Quinta Sangria".

Croft Pink is a summer cool breeze from the garden of Europe, Portugal.
The brand managers are developing several events world wide like the rendez-vous party in the heart of belgravia with lashings of Crofts Pink Port, an eccentric French mixologist and a sprinkling of some of the UK’s top travel journalists.

I had the pleasure of hosting (as a Bartender) an event at the ****Hotel Moliceiro in the charming city of Aveiro, sponsored by Croft Pink, the chosen cocktail for the evening was the " Pink Jasmine" , a mix of Crof Pink and Jasmine tea with a hint of fresh mint, a true cool breeze witch made a success at the party.

You can follow Croft Pink news and events through their Facebook page or through
their website at
As for me i'm gonna leave you with some cool recipes for you to mix and try. Enjoy it, enjoy it Pink !


3cl (1 ounce) Croft Pink
4cl (1 1/2 ounces) white Tequila
6cl (2 ounces) Grapefruit Juice
...1.5cl (1/2 ounce) Lime juice
3cl (1 ounce) Soda water
Dash of sugar syrup (simple syrup) depending on the bitterness of the grapefruit
1 Lime wedge, as a garnish

Pour all the ingredients into an ice-filled mixing glass, stir briefly and strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Add the garnish and you're done.

The Runaway

4cl (1 1/4 oz) Calvados
1,5cl (1/2 oz) Benedictine
3cl (1 oz) croft Pink
1,5cl (1/2 oz) lemon juice
2 dash bitters

Pour all ingredients into mixing glass, shake well with ice and fine strain it into a chilled martini glass.

In a long glass, place 10 to 15 mint leaves with a shot of apple juice. Gently press to extract the full aroma of the mint and add a large measure of Croft Pink Port. Add some ice and swizzle until the cocktail is chilled. Fill the glass with more ice and garnish with a sprig of mint and an apple fan...

terça-feira, 16 de março de 2010

Algarve Flair Challenge

Algarve Flair Challenge is a new Flair Competition organised in the Algarve, Portugal, supported by the World Flair Association, Cocktail Academy Portugal and Finest Call - Premium Cocktail Mixes. The competition will be held in Central Station Bar, Albufeira, Algarve. ProgressBarEvents is the organizer of this event. Top 3 competitors will receive prizes! To download the Entry Form go to - . Rules & Regulations - comming soon!

If you have any questions please send an email to -

See you at the Algarve Flair Challenge!!