It is only February, but I am already looking forward to March 3rd and Düsseldorf’s beloved Rose Monday. Do you remember what I told you about the Hoppeditz last year? He is the carnival mascot, who starts the season by waking up and climbing out of a mustard jar. You can read more about him HERE.
This year will be extra exciting, because Breidenbacher Hof, A Capella Hotel is the official home of the royal carnival couple! It is the royal carnival couple’s duty to represent the carnival making various public appearances and conducting interviews to spread awareness and the spirit of the festive traditions. I met Prince Michael I. and Venetia Pia last week and it was so much fun to welcome them to our hotel. Believe it or not, but our General Manager Cyrus Heydarian and I even received special carnival medals as a reward for our support and service!
In celebration, our bartenders at Capella Bar created a new cocktail, The “Hoppeditz.” It has quickly become a favorite at the hotel. I highly recommend stopping by the hotel to try it. Don’t worry if you can’t make it, I’ve included the recipe below for you to recreate at home.
Have fun, good luck and Helau!
- 2cl pink grapefruit juice
- 1cl ginger liqueur
- 1cl vanilla syrup
- Sparkling wine to top off
- 1 diced kumquat and mint leaves for garnish
The preparation is very easy. First put all ingredients into a white wine glass (except for the sparkling wine). Add a diced kumquat and some leaves of mint. Then just fill it up with the sparkling wine and enjoy. Perfect for an evening of clowning around!
I hope you like it as much as I do!