Friday, July 4, 2014

Drink the World Cup | France vs. Germany

Ti'Punch at Bar Le Coq in Paris | Berliner Weisse mit Schuss

Ti'Punch vs. Berliner Weisse mit Schuss

I'm going a little more island for this match up using Martinique rhum agricole, since Martinique is an overseas region of France. The classic cocktail for rhum agricole, which is rum made from freshly squeezed sugar cane juice rather than molasses, is the Ti'Punch. It's a simple, but pure expression of the funkier style of rum, made from 2oz rhum agricole, lime juice from half a lime, and cane syrup (to taste anything from a teaspoon to a tablespoon). The traditional rhum to use is a white rum, but a richer, more elegant version can be made with an aged rum. As for the rhums, I love Clement or Rhum J.M. You can find Martinique can syrup around, but it's pretty pricey. A cheaper option is to by Sugar In The Raw syrup.

Berliner Weisse mit Schuss is a German ale that is sour, tart and fruity (Berliner Weisse) served with a sweet syrup (mit Schuss). The beer is only brewed in Berlin and is so tart that is almost never consumer straight, without the extra syrup. The flavored syrups generally used are raspberry or woodruff making the drink more reddish and bright green respectively. The shot of syrup is added to the glass first and the beer is poured over it.   More info.

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