Month: July 2015

‘Sansaronno’ tea cocktail

KoffieTcacao is a Dutch magazine which writes about all aspects of the coffee, tea & cocoa biz. I’ve created five cocktail recipes for Dilmah including their tea’s and hosted a photoshoot for this magazine.

Sansaronno

Here you can read the English translation of this non-alcoholic Sansaronno recipe, or discover one of the other tea cocktails:

Ingredients

  • 130 ml Dilmah Italian Almond Tea
  • 15 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 1 barspoon of Apricot Jam
  • 3 dried apricots
  • 1 skewer
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‘Ceylon Sidecar’ tea cocktail

KoffieTcacao is a Dutch magazine which writes about all aspects of the coffee, tea & cocoa biz. I’ve created five cocktail recipes for Dilmah including their tea’s and hosted a photoshoot for this magazine.

Ceylon_Sidecar

Here you can read the English translation of the Ceylon Sidecar recipe, or discover one of the other tea cocktails:

Ingredients

  • 45 ml Remy Martin cognac
  • 30 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 15 ml Dilmah Perfect Ceylon syrup
  • 1 lemon zest
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‘Jasmine Green Tea’ tea cocktail

KoffieTcacao is a Dutch magazine which writes about all aspects of the coffee, tea & cocoa biz. I’ve created five cocktail recipes for Dilmah including their tea’s and hosted a photoshoot for this magazine.

Jasmine_Green_Tea

Here you can read the English translation of the Jasmine Green Tea recipe, or discover one of the other tea cocktails:

Ingredients

  • 45 ml Tanqueray gin
  • 1 tea bag of Dilmah Fragrant Jasmine Green Tea
  • 30 ml fresh lime juice
  • 15 ml elderflower syrup
  • 100 ml tonic
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 cucumber slice
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‘Lively Lime Longdrink’ tea cocktail

KoffieTcacao is a Dutch magazine which writes about all aspects of the coffee, tea & cocoa biz. I’ve created five cocktail recipes for Dilmah including their tea’s and hosted a photoshoot for this magazine.

Lively_Lime_Longdrink

Here you can read the English translation of the Lively Lime Longdrink recipe, or discover one of the other tea cocktails:

Ingredients

  • 45 ml Beefeater gin
  • 130 ml Dilmah Lively Lime and Orange Fusion tea
  • 20 ml fresh lemon juice
  • 10 ml vanilla syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 orange slice
  • 1 cinnamon
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‘Minty Mule’ tea cocktail

KoffieTcacao is a Dutch magazine which writes about all aspects of the coffee, tea & cocoa biz. I’ve created five cocktail recipes for Dilmah including their tea’s and hosted a photoshoot for this magazine.

Minty_Mule

Here you can read the English translation of this non-alcoholic Minty Mule recipe, or discover one of the other tea cocktails:

Ingredients

  • 145 ml Dilmah Gentle Minty Green Tea
  • 20 ml fresh lime juice
  • 15 ml ginger syrup
  • 1 slice of fresh ginger
  • 1 fresh mint sprig
  • 1 short straw
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Tea Cocktails for KoffieTcacao Magazine

KoffieTcacao is a Dutch magazine which writes about all aspects of the coffee, tea & cocoa biz. I’ve created five cocktail recipes for Dilmah including their tea’s and hosted a photoshoot for this magazine. Because the article is in Dutch, you can read the English translation of the recipes here: Minty Mule  (non-alcoholic) Lively Lime Longdrink Jasmine Read More

‘Kopstootjes’ with Dee Ann Quinones

Sipping genever in Amsterdam

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‘Kopstootjes’ at Wynand Fockink

A couple years ago I’ve met Dee Ann Quinones on Dam Square in Amsterdam. She was working as a bartender at 69 Colebrooke Row in London at the time and visited Amsterdam for the weekend. I met up with her and showed her one of my favourite Dutch spots, Wynand Fockink. This small genever and liqueur distillery has been there for ages and it includes a tasting room. Located just behind Dam Square, this time-worn bar is thé place to give the traditional Dutch kopstootje a try. A kopstootje is a small glass of genever with a draft beer on the side, which you sip with your hands behind your back. After the first sip, you are allowed to use your hands though. But enough about genever, let’s get to Dee’s Q&A! Read More

Nicole Barker, The US Mixing Star 2014

Disaronno The Mixing Star 2014

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Nicole Barker during The Mixing Star 2014

The lady bartender I’m introducing to you in this article was introduced to me last summer in Sicily, Italy. Nicole Barker won the national finals of Disaronno The Mixing Star 2014 for the USA. The year before, I was the lucky bastard who’d won the international finals of this cocktail competition and for the 2014 edition, all winners got to get on this lovely trip to Sicily. Including the ex-global-winner, lucky little me.

That trip happened to include my birthday and Nicole and her husband made sure the spontaneous pool party wasn’t excluding a healthy dose of Disaronno cocktails. She’s a very fun bartender but also has a serious side as the President of the USBG in Reno. Let’s see what she’s all about, shall we. Read More