What’s light, natural, and fizzy all over? That’s right, we’re talking Pétillant Naturel, nicknamed Pét-Nat. Despite the recent "Pét-Nat is the new champagne" statement, Pét-Nat is actually far from being the new kid on the block! In fact, this funky sparkler dates back pre-Champagne, making it the original way to produce sparkling wine. So how exactly is it made?
Pét-Nat is produced in the méthode ancestral. Long story short, the wine is bottled prior to fully completing its first fermentation, allowing carbon dioxide to be produced by the natural sugars found in the grapes. Unlike Champagne, Pét-Nat is not disgorged, and may or may not be filtered on completion of fermentation.
So what do they taste like? Pét-Nats have a light and fizzy mouthfeel and are generally low in alcohol. They are usually slightly sweet, though dry examples do exist. The bottles are often cloudy due to lack of filtration. The end result is a raw, rustic, and lively wine, extremely reflective of the terroir from which it came. They can be white, rosé and even red, always crispy and refreshing. Once tried never forgotten. ♥️🌞
Credit to @wisecraft_mixology
Here are two nuggets of great news: First, it is Friday, and second, it is #nationalrumday! You are bound to have something to celebrate now!
For this cocktail, it is part creative and part playful. It is a version of a rum and tonic, which is, of course, a version/riff of a gin and tonic. Most rum and tonics are made with aged rum and thus you get the same brownish color to it.
Therefore, today’s version of a R & T is made with light rum that has been infused with butterfly pea blossoms. Clarified lemon juice has been added for a clean but slightly drier citrus note. Finally, a spoonful of creme de Violette is added after the bubbles to augment the color, the nose, and the overall experience of this purple rum and tonic.
With or without rum, may you celebrate who and what matters most this weekend because life is better connected. Cheers to you!!!
2 ounces Rum infused with butterfly pea blossoms @maggiesfarmrum
1/2 ounce Clarified lemon juice
1 bar spoon Creme de Violette @giffard_liqueurs_syrups
3 drops Wisecraft lemon basil bitters
Tonic Water @qmixers
1 sprig of thyme
infuse the rum to desired color and then strain/discard blossoms. Add rum to mixing glass filled with ice and then add the lemon and bitters. Stir a bit and then strain mixture into a glass with more ice. Top with tonic water and then slowly add the bar spoon of Violette. Garnish with thyme and enjoy!
¡Se el líder de los colores!
Cuantas más burbujas seleccione en un solo toque, más puntos ganará.
Explotar las burbujas del mismo color, aprender los colores para niños de 4-6.
I stopped down to @pssteak tonight to check out the new social hour. 4-6pm Monday-Friday. A hit!! Fabulous artisanal cheese plate and cremant de limoux 🥂🥂 wonderful staff @urban.monk and I met some new friends. We discussed the importance of traveling internationally and meeting people from different cultures as a way to deepen our understanding of humanity.