We’re on the Move…
Hey Gin Nation,
Some of our eagle-eyed readers may have noticed our announcement on social media recently!
We’re even busier than we normally are at the moment, as we are getting our stunningly beautiful new home in South Australia ready to welcome you.
We've been working behind the scenes on this for what seems like forever, so it’s amazing to be FINALLY able to tell you all our exciting news...
From the 18th of September 2021, we are now the proud residents of Cimicky Winery in the beautiful Barossa Valley.
Our new tasting space is located at the Cimicky Wines/ Two Accents Cellar Door right at the entrance to the Barossa and will not only be our new home, but also a shop where you will be able to come and try and buy all our gins plus taste and buy the amazing range of Cimicky Wines. We're still operating our warehousing and production out of our
warehouse in the South and we simply can't wait to be able to showcase our gins at Cimicky.
We are setting up the booking system currently and as soon as we are happy that there are no gremlins, we will be making it live. In the meantime, give us a call on 08 8524 4025 to book in.
Open Thursday to Monday 9am to 4.30 pm.
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.
So as it's been so crazy how about a cocktail to rev things up. And the Corpse Reviver is just perfect for the job!
I thought this pep-up cocktail would be appreciated, normally used as a “hair of the dog” aka hangover cure. This recipe does not strictly adhere to the equal-parts doctrine.
30 mls Two Accents gin, Dry or Siren Gin.
20 mls Lillet Blanc
20 mls Cointreau
20 mls lemon juice
5 mls simple syrup (adjust syrup amount to taste)
pastis, to rinse the glass
Garnish: lemon twist
Rinse a coupe glass with pastis and set aside.
Combine all the remaining ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice.
Strain into the prepared coupe.
Garnish with a lemon twist.
The original Savoy recipe carried the note, “Four of these taken in swift succession will revive the corpse again.” Not sure if I can cope with four but I'm willing to give it a go …
What is Lillet Blanc?
With a history dating back to the 19th century Lillet Blanc is one of the world's favourite aperitif wines. Made from a blend of white wines from Bordeaux, mainly Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as citrus liqueurs from orange peel and bitter green apple. Lillet Blanc is a light aromatised wine that has a crisp, slightly bitter taste with hints of orange, honey, and spring flowers. It is excellent as an aperitif or chilled and sipped like white wine.
Traditionally served chilled and over ice with a slice of either orange, lemon or lime - yet equally at home in a long drink or a cocktail.
Lillet Blanc (once called Kina Lillet) was also made famous in Ian Fleming's 1953 Casino Royale novel featuring James Bond in which Bond orders a 'Kina Lillet Martini' and names it the 'Vesper'. The 'Vesper' contains 'Three measures of Gin, one of Vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet'.
Check out your independent bottle shops or you can purchase from the usual suspects Uncle Dan’s, BoozeBud, First Choice Liquor etc.
What can I use to replace Lillet Blanc?
If you haven’t got Lillet Blanc on your gin/ cocktail cart, then try a sweet white vermouth with a little Angostura Orange bitter. They share similar flavor profiles and won’t be out of place added to cocktails or sipped as an aperitif. Another backup you can try is St Germain.
What is a Coupe Glass?
Also known as the Champagne Coupe or the Champagne saucer, the coupe is a stemmed glass featuring a beautifully shaped broad, shallow bowl. As you may have gathered, this glass was originally developed for champagne, however changing tastes have replaced it with the fluted glass as the go-to glass for champagne drinkers.
History of the Coupe Glass
Created in the mid-17th century, we’ve all heard of the rumour that the shape of the glass is based on the left breast of Marie Antoinette (entirely false by the way) the coupe had become the default champagne glass used for special occasions of all sorts. This was especially the case with high society and the coupe was adopted by the famed Stork Club in New York City. Cocktails were the go in the post prohibition 1930s and the coupe cocktail glass became the glamourous glass of choice.
It fell out of favour, as the shift from sweeter champagnes to dryer versions and the changing tastes of the public proved to be the cause; the shape of the coupe allowed the bead and aroma to disperse too quickly. So, coupe glasses fell out of favor in the 1960s.
They are now making a comeback due to the craft cocktail movement both at home and in bars. Clearly an effort to revisit the glamourous cocktails of the past, coupe glassware is also being used frequently with the amazing cocktails appearing in your social feeds.
To our Gin Nation
In these challenging times, we are all navigating through uncertainty for ourselves, our loved ones, and our community. We hope you are staying healthy and safe. We hope to see you all soon.
Laurie & the Two Accents Gin team X
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