Let’s admit it, we all get a little frisky the second the days get longer, sunnier, and warmer, nature wakes up, and the world gets a tad more vivacious. Following the locked-in winter we all experienced, this year’s Spring couldn’t be more welcomed.
Whether you are oh-so-ready to plant a new seed in your dating life or refresh and reflower your long-time relationship, here are 7 Flaviar’s suggestions on Spirits and brunch pairings that will revitalize you and make you fall in love again.
1. My HoneyBourbunny: Corn Trooper United Craft Bourbon + Honey-Glazed Ham
Served warm or cold, the sweetness of the ham will find its perfect match in a zesty, honey-forward, and vitamin-full Brown Derby cocktail made with Flaviar’s first-ever Straight Bourbon, a masterblend of 7 US craft Bourbons.
2. A Caribbean Rumance: Larga Vida XO Rum + Banana Flambé
It’s perfect on its own already, but let’s double-down this time and make the Rum the pairing and the star ingredient in your brunch!
3. Frerot Liaisons: Frérot Extra + Pâté and Jam
Bring the Rendez-Vous to a climax by pairing it with the French 75 cocktail, a refreshing double-take on “the people’s Cognac.”
Combine the simple syrup, lemon juice, and Frerot Extra in a mixing glass. Fill the glass three-quarters full with cubes, cover, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled, 15 seconds. Strain into a flute, top with chilled Champagne and serve on a silver platter.
4. Muffin’ Compares To You: Hercules Mulligan + Muffins
But, nothing gets us up faster than the smell of freshly-baked muffins. Chocolate chip, blueberry, banana, lemon, honey, apple-cinnamon, they’ll all pair well with a Hercules Mulligan Hot Toddy.
This 2021 Flaviar Award-winning ready-made cocktail combines Caribbean Aged Rum and American Rye Whiskey with macerated, fresh organic ginger, and bitters for an Old-Fashioned combination of flavors that will compliment or counterbalance your favorite muffin recipe.
Hercules Mulligan Hot Toddy
Warm all the ingredients slowly in a pan - it'll make your home smell amazing - until hot, but don't let it boil, then decant into glasses. Go for something with a handle for that traditional vibe, or some heavy-based tumblers. Garnish with a thumb-sized piece of lemon peel, twisted over the glass to release the oils in the skin, and a cinnamon stick.
Enjoy all snuggled up to each other.
5. You’re a Peach, Brandy: Shakmat + Peach Crisp Yogurt Bowl
Luckily you don’t have to wait for the peach season these days, but if you want, you can also substitute fresh peaches with canned ones, just make sure to pat them dry and omit the sugar, they’ll be sweet enough.
6. Good Moaning: Quarantine Vodka + Anything Hearty
The prescribed classic here would be a Bloody Mary. Made with Quarantine Vodka, an incredibly smooth, and six-times distilled premium Spirit, this is certainly THE medicine.
7. Rainy Morning Redeemer: Son of a Peat + Poached eggs w/ Smoked Salmon
Son of a Peat Highball
Use a chilled, tall glass. Pour the Whisky into the glass, add ice and pour over the soda. Garnish with lemon and serve with a warm smile.