Ingredients for 1 person: • 6 cl rum • 3cl lime juice 3cl • 7 mint leaves • bissap / hibiscus juice • 2 cl sugar cane syrup Make the recipe “Mojito” directly into the glass. Place the mint leaves in the glass, add sugar and lemon juice. Mash smoothly to express the mint essence but without the grinding. Add rum, fill the glass halfway with crushed ice then complete with hibiscus juice. Mix gently and serve with a straw. Serve in a “tumbler” type of glass. Preferably use freshly squeezed lime juice Garnish: Decorate with fresh mint leaves or hibiscus flowers.
Typical West African spirits, sodabi is a palm liquor obtained from distilling palm wine. The word sodabi, it is said, comes from the name of its Beninese inventor, who learnt the distillation technique from the European in the early twentieth century. It is known by many names: koutoukou in Ivory Coast, Akpeteshie in Ghana or Ogogoro in Nigeria. Each region has its own way to extract palm wine, trade secrets, making sodabi a liquor with a rich aromatic profile and multiple styles. Benin, especially the region of Adja, is renowned for its expertise in sodabi. “In the Adja county, entire groves are dedicated to the production of palm wine to Read more
A quick tour of adequate glasses to serve your wine, spirits and cocktails : WINES SPIRITS COCKTAILS For cocktails , we see more and more bars and establishments presenting them in original containers such as a tin cup , baby bottle , tiki glass, wood or bamboo containers, coconut etc. Enjoy your tasting!
Ingrédients pour 1 person: 1.5 cl of vanilla sirup 1.5 cl of passion fruit sirup (maracuja) 3.5 cl of vodka 5 cl of passion fruit purée Pour all the ingredients in a shaker with ice cubes and shake. The cocktail is usually served with a shot of champagne to freshen up the palate so you can fully enjoy the cocktail. Serve in a Martini glass Garnish: Put a half of a passion fruit sprinkled with vanilla sugar Serve with a shot of Champagne beside
Ingrédients for 1 person: 5cl of Dark or Black rhum juice of ½ a lime Ginger Beer/ginger soda 4 drops of Angostura or Alomo Bitters optional Make the recipe directly in the glass. Fill the glass with ice and pour the lime juice. Then add rhum and ginger beer. Stir gently with a bar spoon Serve in a tumbler glass Garnish: lime wedge
Confucius said “choose a job you love and you will not have to work a day in your life”. It is this leitmotiv that French Cameroonian Carole Etoungou Onana lives by and thrives in the wine industry. After a childhood spent in Cameroon, she moved to France and began a career in the cultural field and TV production. “I have always been passionate about the beauty and the power of words, I quickly got interested in the words for wine. When I had the opportunity to taste, meet some of its authors, the winemakers, inhabited by the soul of their vineyards, I decided to join the industry. Joining spirituality and Read more
This is the oenological reference. It is important to respect the service temperatures of wines so they reach the best conditions for tasting. Sometimes one drinks wines that are too cold or “chambered” wines that are too hot. However, low temperatures prevent the aromas to express themselves. Over 20 °C, the alcohol masks the aromas and the wine is unbalanced. The ideal temperature will depend on several factors: the structure of the wine, its complexity, its balance but also the ambient temperature. The more the wine is structured in tannins and / or complex / aged, the higher the temperature. Also consider that the “great wines” can support 1 or Read more