My new drink of choice is the pretty, pink Lanique, a liqueur spirit made with Attar of Rose which is created by steam distilling thousands of fresh rose petals. This complex and time consuming process makes Attar of Rose more expensive per kilo than gold but when you try it you will agree that the unique taste it creates is worth every penny!
Lanique was first discovered and enjoyed over 200 years ago amongst elite societies and it was a drink that was cherished and drunk by the wealthy at their celebrations and grand balls. It had a unique flavour and colour and was completely natural. It’s ingredients were sourced from exotic locations and included the coveted Attar of Rose from the East that gave it its unique nose and taste. The drink remained a firm favourite all the way through to the roaring 1920s, but it then disappeared into the past.
In more recent history curators began to unravel the fascinating story of this exclusive drink and after years of work, by dedicated artisans, the long lost recipe was reborn and Lanique was relaunched. The latest chapter in the Lanique story began when the current owner, Jersey entrepreneur Lawrence Huggler, purchased the rights to the drink. The bottle and label have been redesigned to reflect the rich history and quality of the drink and now, Huggler’s aim is to introduce as many people as possible to Lanique, to let them discover it’s uniqueness and amazing taste as he did ten years ago.
Lanique can be enjoyed in a variety of ways especially as a Lanique & Tonic, Lanique & Soda or Lanique & Lemonade but the most popular way is The Lanique Signature Serve – the Lanique & Lime. The fresh lime complements the natural aroma and taste of Lanique whilst the lime’s bitterness works to balance the sweet Lanique tones. Add lots of crushed ice into a tumbler glass with 50ml Lanique, a quarter of lime and fresh lime juice. A dash of soda can be added to taste. It’s also great in Champagne, Cava or Prosecco as a nice twist on a Kir Royale which would be perfect for a wedding drinks reception. Simply add 50ml of Lanique into a Champagne Flute and top up with the sparkling wine of your choice.
You really do need to try it for yourself so the lovely team at Lanique are offering one lucky person the chance to win a bottle of Lanique. To enter just answer this simple question:
What expensive ingredient is used to create the unique flavour of Lanique?
Send the correct answer to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name and address by 17th July 2015.
Love & Sparkles
Competition Terms and Conditions
♥ Prize is a bottle of Lanique
♥ One winning entry only
♥ Competition is only open to UK residents
♥ Closing date for all entries is 17th July 2015
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