The Spirit of Liberty
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|Friday, 11 November 2016 12:19|
La FĂ©e at Some Place, Liverpool
Renowned Absinthe Bar, Some Place in Liverpool hosted a Cocktail Competition organised by Ellie Cheeseman of Cellar Trends.Â This followed on from an Absinthe Master Class, by Absinthe pioneer and founder La FĂ©e, George Rowley.
Great entries were judged by last yearâ€™s winner Scott Burgess, Natalia Garcia (La FĂ©e's UK Brand Manager) and George Rowley. Deciding factors were presentation, use of ingredients and taste; there were two stand out cocktails of which which the overall winner was:
Tom from Jenny's, a cocktail bar and disco den in the heart of Liverpool, a venue that fuels curiosity, creativity and experimentation.
His winning cocktail was themed on a story in Marie Catherineâ€™s collection of fairy tales from 1697:
It features Furibon, son of the King and Queen, who is malformed both in body and spirit, and the governor's son LĂ©andre 'the beautiful indifferent one'. With both eligible for the throne, Furibon sees LĂ©andre as a threat so rouses the King's army to hunt him down. LĂ©andre is chased out into the local forest, where he comes across the fairy Gentille. She is injured and LĂ©andre helps her back to health. Sensing his kind soul she offers to transform the Prince into an Imp to escape his attackers. Passing her hands over him and exclaiming "Be Imp". LĂ©andre was transformed in le Prince Lutin with powers he could only dream of.
Marie Catherine wrote three more adventures for LĂ©andre with fairies and magic, rescuing damsels in distress and fighting tyranny where possible.
The Imp Prince Cocktail
Simply add the ingredients into wet shake then fine strain into a dry shake, if the drink is too sweetÂ add bitters on top according to taste:
25ml La FĂ©e (Parisienne Verte)
25 ml Pedro Ximenez (Sherry)
5 ml hazelnut liqueur
2 dash black walnut bitters
A whole egg (adds a creaminess and a richness)
Reference on the flavours
LĂ©andre 'the beautiful one' is La FĂ©e
Furibon ' the King's son' is Pedro Ximenez
Gentille the transforming fairy is the egg!
Thanks again, Tom
Winner Tom Kinley, Jennyâ€™s Bar and runner up Colin Swash, Some Place
Colin Swash, Some Place
Some of the other entries by: Mark Ainscough,Conor Silcock and Robert Jones
Some Place, Liverpool: 25th October 2016
Thanks for the efforts of all those that took partâ€¦
â€śItâ€™s great to see the involvement and dedication of the Manchester and Liverpool bartender society into creating cocktails with La Fee and their enthusiasm to learn every day about Absinthe. It shows there is development and compromise towards building better quality drinks for their consumers. Full of knowledge and balance. We had a perfect attendance and quality drinks during all the competition. Thank you all for assisting and taking the time to lean a little more about a product that has so much history and love into it. â€ś Natalia Garcia La Fee Brand Manager
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