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Batch CXLVII. Schwarzwald, Tuesday May 26, 2020 NO. 47
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Pleasant guests from South America at the Schaberhof

Schwarzwald Import / Export

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Species Alpaca (Vicugna pacos). A cloven-hoofed member of the camel family. Known for its distinctly tranquil and amiable nature. Characteristics The main physical features of alpacas include lean, elongated legs; a long, thin neck; and a small triangular head. Thanks to its thick coat, which is particularly dense around the legs and on the head, the animal serves as a source of wool. Alpacas can weigh up to 80 kilogrammes, but ...

On the hunt for Spruce Shoots - Black Forest

Picea abies

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Spurred on by an oft-cited herbal curiosity, but even more so by a well-nigh obsessive pursuit of the highest-possible quality, Black Forest Distillers embark on botanical expeditions each year. In 2019, the journey led them into the very depths of the Black Forest on a hunt for … spruce shoots! One in three of the botanicals in Monkey 47 are locally sourced from the Black Forest, and spruce shoots are one of them. Al...

Once upon a time in South Africa

Memories of the Monkey 47 Pop-Up Shop in Cape Town

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It’s time we talked – or raved, rather – about Cape Town and its surroundings, which is one of the new homes of Monkey 47. It doesn’t take long to figure out why this city is one of the world’s most popular destinations. Its location on the Cape of Good Hope, multicultural flair, and nearby vineyards certainly do make for a unique combination. And let’s not forget about the buoyant ligh...

Macis Monkey Smash

Distiller's Cut 2019 Signature Serve

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Ingredients 4 cl Distiller's Cut 2019 7 Leaves of moroccan mint 2 cl Runny Honey 3 cl fresh Lemon juice 4 cl fresh brewed Apple Tea (1 egg white optional) fresh grated nutmeg sellery stick Preparation Slightly muddle the mint leaves in the Shaker with the runny honey and the lemon juice; then add Monkey 47 and the other ingridients. Shake it hard and strain into a tumbler with ice cubes. Garnish with a sellery stick and some ...

Vienna Calling

Today’s entry: the Josef Cocktail Bar

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Near the centre of Vienna, the Josef Cocktail Bar serves up innovative, contemporary creations and fine spirits in a Baroque atmosphere synonymous with the Austrian capital. It's not all powdered wigs and harpsichords, however; this locale's décor also includes many appointments Andrea Hörzer and Philipp M. Ernst inherited from their grandfathers. As you may have already guessed, the forebears of the bar's two owners were also how it go...

Where the whittling is done

Ernst Karle is preserving one of the Black Forest’s most important traditions. Join us for a story about the last shingle maker in the region.

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The journey is an arduous one. Slowly, our car’s plaintive-sounding motor fights its way up the steep and narrow road. Buttercups, dandelions, and poppies bloom off to the side, and lime-green butterflies flutter about in the warm summer air. Suddenly, our driver steps on the brake – hard – just before a hairpin turn. The passenger in the front seat instinctively grabs for the handle above the window. After we nearly scrape...

NoMad New York

Stop and linger a while, wanderer...

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To have the fortune of staying at NoMad New York is to be spoiled for choice. Or you could just give yourself enough time to savour its various bars, fireplace, atrium, and library! Every last part of the hotel invites you to while away the hours – ideally in the company of a Monkey and Tonic, of course. Before we get ahead of ourselves, however, let's start at the beginning. The No...

Schwäbisch Confidential

Fleischküchle

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Typically served with potato salad – a southern German staple and source of many heated discussions about the ideal recipe Ingredients (serves four) For the Fleischküchle 1 day-old bread roll, torn into crumbs 250 ml milk 1 onion 1/2 clove of garlic 500 g mince (half beef, half pork) 1 tsp. spicy mustard 1 egg 1/2 bunch of parsley 2 stems of thyme Salt, pepper 2 Tbsp. butter 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil For the potato salad 1 kg waxy potatoes 2 small, mild Spa...

Monkey 47 Distiller's Cut 2019

Nutmeg Mace - Myristicae arillus (Macis)

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After nearly 10 years of these texts, we could probably spare you the introduction, but the newbies will hopefully appreciate a brief review: botanical curiosity, the hunt for exotic aromas, numerous expeditions, Species Rara ... You guessed it – it’s time for another edition of Monkey 47 Distiller's Cut in all its wonderful facets! This year, that good old wanderlust led us not into the depths of London, but to a place entirely abov...

Tales from the Black Forest - Floating Villages

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Dusky woodlands, lush green meadows, deep-blue sky, and a traditional farmstead: Monkey 47 is made with plenty of loving care right here in the Black Forest before be-ing shipped out to the entire world. There was a time, however, when the region's landscape was far more dominated by the expansive forests that gave it its name. Lumber was one of the most important local resources, of course, and it was a ...

Breakfast Martini

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Ingredients 5 cl Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin 1.5 cl Cointreau 2 cl fresh lemon juice 1 spoon English orange marmelade Orange zest Preparation Stir marmelade and Monkey 47 together until it dissolves. Add the other ingredients and shake everything with ice. Strain it into a chilled Martini glass and garnish it with an orange zest. Cheers!

Satan's Whiskers

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Ingredients 1,5 cl Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin 1,5 cl Dry Vermouth 1,5 cl Sweet vermouth 1,5 cl Grand Manier 1,5 cl Orangensaft 1 Ds. Orange Bitters Orange Zest Preparation Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled coupette glass. Garnish with a orange zest. Cheers!

Monkey 47 Experimentum Series

2y02: Brussels – Monkey 47, blue mussels, top-fermented Belgian beer, and chocolate pepper

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The art of distillation goes hand in hand with chasing aromas and rendering them in liquid form – although alcohol is merely the medium, not the actual goal of the process. Meanwhile, the world of spirits is divided into categories rather than sensory components and the possibilities associated with them. It’s a form of conditioning that stands in contrast to our obsession with variety and innovation. Why do distillates and spir...

The Cooler

The perfect Monkey 47 bottle serve

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In collaboration with Studio Mark Braun and the venerable ceramics manufacturer Tecco, we’ve developed a one-of-a-kind Cooler for the perfect Monkey 47 bottle serve. Made of stoneware and finished with the grey salt glaze for which Monkey 47 is known (having already featured on The Becher), the Cooler combines classic design with the ability to keep ice cubes cold for the perfect Monkey Tonic or a neat dram of Monkey 47 Barrel Cu...

Schwäbisch Confidential

Pfitzauf

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Indescribably light and fluffy, Pfitzauf is a type of soufflé with a Swabian twist. It’s the queen of the region’s desserts! Ingredients Serves four 3 eggs 1 tbsp. icing sugar 80 g butter 125 g flour Pinch of salt 250 ml milk More icing sugar (for garnishing) Preparation Step one First, preheat the oven to 220°C. In the meantime, you can start on the batter. Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl, add the icing su...

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