French style brandy, Bardinet, is celebrating the latest addition to its range – Bardinet Inspirations – with a decadent new series of cocktails, each re-creating the flavours of iconic French desserts ‘in a glass’.
Bardinet’s award-winning mixologist Adrian Gomes has used the stylish new expression to create three delectable ‘dessert cocktails’, based on the celebrated Tarte Tatin, Crêpes Suzette and Mousse Au Chocolat recipes.
Designed to deliver maximum flavour for minimum effort at home, they are a dessert and digestif all in one, offering a fun, creative ‘sweet treat’ for any festive gathering.
Crafted with French passion from carefully selected grapes, Bardinet Inspirations is aged in oak barrels giving this new brandy its smooth rich flavour profile. Featuring a stylish new bottle and modern design, the brandy’s vibrant, fruity, vanilla notes add a delicious depth of character that’s perfect for cocktails and long drinks.
Adrian explains: ‘An indulgent dessert is one of life’s great pleasures, no more so than over the festive season. And when it comes to the art of legendary puddings and patisserie, no one does it quite like the French. As a French style brandy that is made for creativity and mixing, Bardinet Inspirations is perfect for adding some French flair to any celebrations. And what better way to do that then by trying our iconic French desserts in cocktail form!
‘These three serves are really easy to make at home, they taste amazing and they can be recreated with just a few extra ingredients. Forget puddings on a plate, this is a great way to delight your guests with a surprising after-dinner treat that delivers on sweetness and flavour! We really hope that our campaign inspires drinkers to be bold with their drinks at home and explore how brilliant and versatile Bardinet is for experimenting with cocktails over Christmas.’
Bardinet’s Crêpes Suzette
A classic dessert of crepes with caramelised sugar, butter and orange. This sour-style drink is offset with a delicious sweetness.
35ml Bardinet Inspirations
15ml orange liqueur
30ml Monin Caramel Syrup
30ml clementine juice (freshly-squeezed or not from concentrate)
Mix and serve neat in a stemmed cocktail glass with an orange twist.
Bardinet’s Tarte Tatin
Why ‘let them eat cake’ when they can drink it! The flavours of vanilla and apple in a glass.
35ml Bardinet Inspirations
50ml pressed/cloudy apple juice
2 drops vanilla extract
Brothers Toffee Apple English Cider
Mix the Bardinet with the apple juice and vanilla. Pour over ice in a highball glass, top with the cider and serve with a green apple garnish and a light dusting of icing sugar.
Bardinet’s Mousse Au Chocolat
This creamy dream of a cocktail is made from only two key ingredients and can be made in moments with a stick blender.
1 generous scoop of good quality chocolate ice cream
25ml of Bardinet Inspirations
Add the frozen ice cream and Bardinet to a jug and blend. Pour into a long stem glass and garnish with your favourite festive topping – try grated chocolate, nutmeg or cinnamon.
Bardinet Inspirations is bottled in 70cl, ABV 37%. RRP: £22 It is exclusively available from Asda throughout December and will be rolled out to other retailers next year.
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ABOUT BARDINET BRANDY
Crafted in the traditional French way, every drop of Bardinet’s finest brandy is an act of collective passion. Bardinet was founded in 1857 by passionate young Frenchman Paul Bardinet, who had a vision of creating quality spirits for all to enjoy. The brandy which takes his name is crafted with the same passion today. Made in France for more than a century, by a team dedicated to ensuring its quality and accessibility, this brandy’s rounded, balanced taste can be enjoyed by everyone, in cocktails or on its own. Distilled from grapes, Bardinet is patiently aged in oak barrels and expertly blended at the House’s Domaine de Fleurenne estate, near Bordeaux. Bardinet is one of the world’s top 10 internationally-sold brandies (the 3rd biggest-selling French-made brandy). Bardinet, Crafted with French Passion
ABOUT ADRIAN GOMES
Adrian Gomes is a bar owner, drinks consultant and drinksmith based in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. As well as creating cocktails for drinks brands and compiling their global drinks strategies, Adrian also provides mixology services for a number of whisky distilleries in Speyside and beyond. His award-winning Aberdeen-based bar The Tippling House recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary.
ABOUT LA MARTINIQUAISE-BARDINET
Founded by Jean Cayard in 1934, La Martiniquaise is an independent French spirits group with a large portfolio of international brands. Headquartered near Paris, the group operates in over 100 countries with 38 subsidiaries and production sites. The Group’s four pillars are Scotch whiskies, ports, brandies, wines, rums and craft spirits from France. www.la-martiniquaise.com