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Batch LX. Schwarzwald, Thursday February 29, 2024 NO. 47
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A swabian plum cake: The Zwetschgenkuchen

Schwäbisch Confidential with Martina

Introducing the Swabian Plum Cake, or "Zwetschgenkuchen" – a beloved treat that carries with it the warm and comforting nostalgia of late summer afternoons. This delectable cake is a hallmark of family gatherings, where loved ones would come together for "Kaffee und Kuchen" – coffee and cake – to bask in the fading warmth of September's sun. Typically, when inquiring about the recipe, seasoned grandmothers would lovingly respond, "Schätz...

Monkey 47 Distiller's Cut 2023

Acer saccharum - Maple syrup

Same same, but different – actually, hold on a minute. After so many years, why don’t we spare you the detailed introduction and just briefly formulate the essentials: botanical curiosity, obsessive pursuit of unparalleled quality, numerous expeditions on the hunt for exotic aromas, Species Rara – et voilà, Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut! Since we went in search of the good stuff close by last year and found that one special ingredient right out...

The Prickly Pear Martini

by Simon Kistenfeger, BETTER TOGETHER Cocktailbar

Ingredients 3 cl Monkey 47 Experimentum Series 2y08: Mexico City 2 cl clarified prickly pear puree 2,5 cl vermouth bianco Hoja skeleton & edible flowers Preparation Stir the Experimentum Series 2y08, the clarified prickly pear puree and the vermouth on ice. Strain the ingredients on a clarified ice cube. Garnish with a Hoja skeleton and red edible flowers. Cheers! For the clarified prickly pear puree Blend fresh prickly pears to get a juice, than ...

Monkey 47 Distiller's Cut 2022

Galium odoratum - Woodruff or the "Master of the Forest"

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Since we’ve been doing this for more than a decade now, let’s dispense with the usual introduction … All right, all right – a quick run-through for the newcomers: botanical curiosity, obsessive pursuit of unparalleled quality, numerous expeditions on the hunt for exotic aromas, Species rara – et voilà, Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut. For this year’s edition, we didn’t have to travel any seas, climb any mountains, or descend deep below the su...

Monkey 47 Experimentum Series

2y07: Berlin – Monkey 47, Worcester-Sauce Dresdner Art

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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...

A Mountie in the Black Forest

The inspiration for this cocktail and its name comes from the 90s TV Series “Due South”, which aired under the name “Ein Mountie in Chicago” in Germany. The show follows a modern-day Dudley Do-Right, Constable Benton Fraser, who is a Canadian Mountie in Chicago with his pet wolf to find his father's murderer. Extremely polite and moral, Fraser eventually teams up with streetwise Detective Ray Vecchio, choosing to stay in Chicago ...

The Black Forest Gateau

Schwäbisch Confidential: The Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte

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As the name says, this worldly-known cake comes from our beloved Black Forest. So, we couldn't help but show you how to prepare this rich cherry chocolate piece - with a Monkey 47 touch, of course. Ingredients For the Baking: • 4 eggs • 4 tbsp of water • 200g of sugar • 100g of flour • 100g of wheat starch • 1/2 sachet of baking powder • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder • To your taste Monkey 47 Dry Gin For the Cherries: • 1 cherry jar • 70ml ...

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2y08: Mexico City – Monkey 47, Prickly pear (Tunas)

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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 "Nearby" Punch

Recipe by Jan Nicolas Jehli, NoName Bar & Trinkstube, Baden-Baden, Germany

With this signature serve we pay homage to age old traditions, this is our take on the ‘Waldmeister Bowle’ or ‘Maibowle’, a traditional spring refreshment in celebration of the spirits of the forest. Situated only a stones throw away from the edge of the forest… we need to keep all forest spirits on side… so Cheers to you old forest fellows! Ingredients 5cl Monkey 47 Distillers Cut 2022 3cl red Verjus 2cl Monin strawb...

From Rags to Riches

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Ingredients 5 cl Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin 2.5 cl Lime juice 8 cl Genmaicha tea 2 cl Simple syrup 4 cl Soda water 1pc. Rice cracker Preperation Build in your favourite highball glass over ice and garnish with a rice cracker. Cheers!

Vallières’ Secret

A twist on the Breakfast Martini

Vallières’ Secret, our signature drink, was inspired by the Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist, which happened just over a decade ago and during which nearly 3,000 tonnes of maple syrup were stolen from a large storage facility in Quebec. The cocktail is a twist on the Breakfast Martini, combining fresh flavours of blueberry and lemon with Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut 2023. Ingredients 5cl Monkey 47 Distillers Cut 2023 3cl blueberry juice 2cl lemon juice...

The Wundersarnie

A mouthwatering German sausage sandwich

Ever wondered how to make the ultimate German sausage sandwich? Ja? Wir auch! That’s why we invited renowned British chef, sandwich expert and sausage guru Max Halley over to our home in the Black Forest. After extensive experimentation with our unique botanicals, we found a Monkey 47 Sloe Gin infused lingonberry mustard went perfectly with a sausage. Of course not any old sausage – a special Wurst with our top secret bota...

Springerle with lavender & Monkey 47 Dry Gin

Schwäbisch Confidential with Rainer Klutsch

Springerle are wunderbar traditional holiday cookies from southern Germany that are made using a special cookie mold. They have a delicate, crisp texture and are known for their unique and distinctive appearance. These cookies are often enjoyed during the Holiday season, but can be enjoyed year-round as a tasty treat. Ingredients Makes about 4 servings 4-5 eggs (depending on size) 250g powdered sugar 250g fine baking sugar 575g flour (type 405) 1 pinch ...

Dresdner Allerlei

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The ‘Dresdner Allerlei’, a reimagined classic French 75 and brainchild of renowned innovative Bartender André Pintz of Imperii Bar, Leipzig. This tipple is a union of ingredients and flavours of the former East and the classic dish ‘Leipziger Allerlei’. This classic dish would always be topped with a healthy drop of the famous Worcester-Sauce Dresdner-Art and so in typical Monkey 47 fashion we uncover flavours new and old for you to discover in this d...

Monkey 47 x A Bathing Ape (BAPE)

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Monkey47 and A Bathing Ape (BAPE), two giants icons in the world of luxury craftsmanship within their own fields of Craft Gin and street wear fashion, have joined forces to create an exclusive capsule collection. Monkey 47’s eccentrically wunderbar jungle print fuses perfectly with BAPE®’s iconic camo design to create a collection that combines the best from the urban clothing and gin art worlds. Find out more on our landi...

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