Perrier—the Fashionable Choice

| February 6, 2013

perrierslimcan_BDPerrier is going after the club soda and seltzer market with a new found gusto and the same old commitment to superior quality. With a solid presence in 150 countries and almost one billion bottles sold annually, they are no newcomer—in fact the story of their product goes back 120 million years.

On the Languedoc plain in southern France, rainwater seeped into the ground as volcanic gas rose up to the surface. When the water and gas met, they both forced their way up through the open fissures in the limestone and gushed with the release of the carbonic gas, earning this place the name, “Les Bouillens”, meaning ‘boiling waters’ in French.

“Mineral water is a natural resource which is continually being replaced as rainwater and snow seep into the soil and subsoil. Every natural mineral water is slowly filtered by rocks and sand, from which it derives its mineral content (calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc.). Subterranean in origin, protected from human pollution and by being bottled at the source, natural mineral water is clear, and characterized by original purity and a unique mineral salt content that remains stable over time. In fact, it is the only type of water that boasts the health-giving properties recognized by France’s “Medecine Academy.”

Founded in 1976, by 1988 Perrier was selling nearly 300 million bottles in the states. Their legacy is one of superior quality and has skated the cutting edge for quite some time. With a new found vigor, they are replacing club soda and seltzer by mixologists worldwide and is the mixer of choice by “those in the know.”

Be it straight or in your favorite cocktail, this is one fine and elegant product. Give it a try—again!

 

Here are some very interesting cocktails to dabble with your new-found love:

 Autumn sweater drink recipe

Autumn Sweater – Ginger Shrub Apple-cise

  • 1.75 oz Aged Rum
  • 0.75 oz Apple Cider
  • 0.75 oz Ginger Shrub
  • 0.25 oz Date Molasses
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 2.0 oz PERRIER© Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

 

Shake all ingredients except PERRIER Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and strain into a highball glass.

Add PERRIER Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and stir. Garnish with ginger candy and an apple slice.

 

Making Ginger Shrub: Place 1 cup shredded ginger* in a quart container with 3 cups apple cider vinegar. Cover and Let sit for 3 days at room temperature. Test for spice level. If needed let sit 2 more days.  Strain the ginger. Bring the ginger infused vinegar to a simmer, turn off heat and add 4 oz date molasses to the mixture. Add more if the mix is still too tart.  Cool and refrigerate. Will last for 2 months refrigerated

*Place ginger in a food processor until finely chopped

 

New England Highball

New England highball

  • 1.0 oz Cranberry Syrup
  • 1.0 oz Applejack Brandy
  • 0.5 oz Bourbon
  • 0.5 oz Maple Syrup
  • 0.75 oz Lemon Juice
  • 2.0 oz PERRIER© Lemon Sparkling Natural Mineral Water

 

Shake all ingredients except PERRIER Lemon Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and strain into a highball glass.

Add PERRIER Lemon Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and stir. Garnish with a lemon twist.

 

 

Winter Berry Fizz

This is a non-alcoholic cocktail choice

  • 1.0 oz Cranberry Syrup
  • 1.0 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1.0 oz Maple Syrup
  • 4.0 oz PERRIER© Lemon Natural Mineral Water

 

Shake all ingredients except PERRIER Lemon Natural Mineral Water. Strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass.

Add PERRIER Lemon Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and stir. Garnish with a lemon slice.

 

Polka Dots in the Summer

  • 2 oz Don Julio Blanco, Ciroc, or Tanqueray
  • 2 oz Perrier ® Natural Sparkling Mineral Water
  • .75 oz fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz Stirrings Ginger Liqueur
  • .5 oz Honey Syrup (1:1 equal parts honey and warm water)

Place all ingredients except Perrier in shaker. Add ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice in a Highball. Add Perrier. Stir. Garnish with slice of grapefruit.

 

 

 

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