In Germany the weather is cooling. Autumn has just arrived. I love this season and can’t wait to get out my wooly hats and to start wearing scarves. I also know it is fall when I start to crave soul warming beverages. Philipp, one of Breidenbacher Hof’s amazing bartenders, recommended a new cocktail that he promised would do the trick. This cocktail is part of our new promotion “Discover German Spirits @ Capella Bar,” in which cocktails represented of Germany have been created. The cocktail I tried is called “Smoked Wood” and is inspired by the Black Forest. It really does remind me of the Black Forest and left me with a warm and cozy feeling. I decided it was the perfect introduction to the season and had to share the recipe with you.
3cl Monkey 47 Gin
1cl Arderg 10
2BL Plum liqueur
2cl Roses Lime Juice
4 Drops of chocolate Bitters
The preparation is simple. Just add the ingredients to a pint glass and stir. Taste for flavor balance and once satisfied, transfer to the serving glass of your choice. Easy!
The Monkey 47 Gin has a very unique flavor profile and even tastes a bit like fir needles. At the Capella Bar the cocktail is paired with a bacon canapé— together you truly feel transported to the Black Forest! If you are in Dusseldorf I definitely recommend stopping in to try the combination. In fact, follow @CapellaBBH on Twitter for a chance to win a complimentary cocktail as part of the #CapellaBarMonday promotion!