|THE IMPROVED MANDARINE COLLINS NO I served in LE Lion • Bar de Paris - Hamburg|
Summer in the City. It's hot in Hamburg this days - time for a great refreshment. And even if we think, that a Estival Manhattan is kind of fruity way to go for a classic drink, from time to time we need it a little bit more refreshing.
Smashes, Sour, Fizzes und Collins are the way to refresh yourself the Old Skool way. Don't forget a d Pimm's Cup but why should we go more fancy for a Summer refreshment? This simple classic's will do the best job for refreshment.
So, this spring I created kind of the first independent German Bartender Competition. The Liquetition. As the named says, Cocktail lovers were called to use a liqueur as one of the main ingredients for the drink.
Sven Sudeck, Gobal Brand Ambassador for Sierra Tequila from BORCO Markenimport Hamburg introduced me to an very old guy I meet like ten years ago. BORCO today is responsible for the Distribution of Mandarine Napoleon Liqueur, coming from Belgium. And so he showed me this liqueur for the Liquetition.
"Man, long time no see..." Last time we meet, I was tending my Bar in our Restaurant ATLAS in Bahrenfeld. Since then, I never had used it again. I am am not sure if I ever used it in ATLAS.
So, why not try something "new" (I even did not remember one single aspect of the taste). So, I tested Mandarine Napoleon - WOW!