Here at Emporia Brands HQ, we asked a number of our award-winning brands to send us across their festive recipes, perfect to impress your friends and family with.
Ron Prohibido – ‘the forbidden rum’ – is a unique premium Latino rum from Mexico. Made in a traditional 12 year solera with a unique combination of column still rums, Ron Prohibido was, in the 17th century, shipped in used sweet wine barrels to Spain where the distinctive sweet and bitter taste it acquired during the voyage was much appreciated…so much so that local producers in Spain persuaded King Felipe V to ban it – hence “prohibido”, the forbidden rum. Now, over 300 years later, this delicious rum is available in the UK for the first time.
Try their simple ‘Prohibido’:
60 ml Ron Prohibido
2 tsp caster sugar
½ cup hot fresh coffee
1 cinnamon stick
Stir the coffee and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Stir in Ron Prohibido and add the cinnamon and the strip of orange zest. Garnish with whipped cream, grated chocolate and grated orange zest.
Osborne is one of the oldest and most prestigious wine and spirit producers in Spain. Founded in 1772 by Thomas Osborne Mann to supply sherry to the UK, it remains 100% family owned, and is now run by the seventh generation.
The brightest vinous jewels in Osborne’s considerable crown are the very old rare sherries (vors). these are exceptional sherries from very special soleras, all of which were established nearly two centuries ago, and the solera for Sibarita is in fact the oldest in Jerez, dating back well over 200 years to 1792. These precious sherries have found worldwide acclaim, and are found on the lists of top restaurants around the world.
Try out their ‘PX Reserve’ recipe:
40 ml Chairman’s Reserve
10 ml Osborne PX
2 dash Angostura
Stir all the ingredients within a mixing glass over ice, then strain into a coupette.
Founded in 1874, Gabriel Boudier is a family owned company famous around the world for its fruit liqueurs which are used by Michelin star chefs and in top cocktail bars in over 140 countries. Gabriel Boudier uses only the finest quality fresh fruit in its liqueurs with no artificial colourings, flavours or additives. In a unique process, the fruit is frozen immediately it is picked and then macerated six times a year to ensure the optimum freshness without oxidation.
Try their ‘Fruits of Dijon’ recipe:
30 ml Gabriel Boudier Ginger
50 ml Distil No.9 vodka
50 ml Cranberry juice
1 dash Angostura
Shake all the ingredients within an ice filled shaker and strain over a ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with cherry stick.
Ron Prohibido, Gabriel Boudier and Osborne PX are all available from all leading retailers including Whisky Exchange, Latitude, Gerry’s, Corks Out and Wine Rack.
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