TUNGI Cactus Pear Spirit

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Tungi is the local St Helenian name for the prickly or cactus pears. The plants (Opuntia vulgaris) were originally brought to the island by the colonial ivory traders from East Africa in the 1850′s. Three varieties of Tungi cactus now grow wild and organically on the dry coastal regions of the island.

Tungi spirit was first developed on St Helena as ‘prickly pear whisky’ from the 1850, but now using the most modern distilling techniques, and using a blend of two principal varieties of Tungi Paul has produced the optimum flavour of today’s Tungi product which is ideal both for straight shot-drinking and for cocktails and combinations like the ‘Jamestown Mule’ and ‘Holdfast Tom’

The making of Tungi Cactus Pear Spirit begins in the month of March, when freelance fruit pickers commence the 3-month harvesting season, selecting only the ripest prickly pear fruits from the island’s widespread cactus-growing hillsides.

After distillation, ‘Tungi’ is chilled, filtered, diluted, tested for consistency and strength, and finally bottled in the drinks industry’s most unique container –the ‘Jacob’s Ladder Flask’, a representation of St Helena Island’s famous Jacobs Ladder landmark which is the world’s longest straight staircase, rising over 1000ft up a sheer cliff above the distillery to the defences on the cliff top above.

Tungi is a clear smooth spirit, refreshing and palatable drink of genuine Tungi flavour whilst retaining the robust power and alcoholic strength of the original!

"Jamestown Mule" In a Highball Glass, gently muddle 3 fresh Mint leaves with 10ml of Gomme sugar syrup; add 50ml of Tungi and 25ml of freshly squeezed lime juice. Fill up the glass with ice and top up with good quality ginger beer, gently stir to distribute the mint leaves through the drink and serve.

"Holdfast Tom”: Into a Boston glass pour 25ml of Tungi, 15ml of Ginger Syrup, 15ml of squeezed lime juice, then 35ml of Tapatio Blanco Tequila (known for its peppery flavour)and 25ml of Apple Juice. Fill with ice, gently shake, single strain in a Martini glass, garnish with an apple fan with a thin slice of ginger rolled on top.

By Matthias Lataille formerly of Green & Red

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St Helena White Lion Rum commemorates the island’s celebrated ‘sunken treasure’ shipwreck, when the Dutch vessel ‘Witte Leeuw’, sunk in James Bay in 1613 after a brief but spectacular naval action with the Portuguese.

Returning from Java, she was carrying peppercorns, nutmeg, cloves, diamonds and precious Chinese Ming porcelain and was armed with 30 bronze cannons, one of which is in the Museum by the famous Jacobs Ladder cliff staircase.

White Lion Spiced Rum is an authentic homage to the favoured liquor of the Seventeenth Century sailors who first combined pure white rum and the exotic spices of the Orient with which they had become uniquely familiar. Today it is produced in exclusive quantities and blended at the world’s most isolated working distillery by the Jamestown foreshore.

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MIDNIGHT MIST Coffee Liqueur

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Midnight Mist is an exquisitely smooth flavour-infused liqueur, crafted by hand at the world’s most isolated working distillery on St Helena Island. The process involves the combining of island-grown coffee, handpicked from the steep-sided slopes of this rocky but fertile British territory, with premium quality locally-produced spirit from the St Helena Distillery.

The blend is then sweetened and balanced for alcoholic content to give a consistent and distinctive taste and aroma. This original liqueur was developed exclusively on St Helena using green-tipped bourbon Arabica coffee grown with seed originally brought from the Yemen in 1733. For Midnight Mist the beans are deeply dark roasted and percolated before being blended with St Helena Rum to give a unique and satisfying coffee liqueur experience.

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Hans Reisetbauer BLUE GIN

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Unique hand crafted vintage Austrian BLUE GIN, uses bespoke copper pot stills and the finest Austrian‚ Mulan‘ variety wheat and Mühlviertel spring water. The rich array of 27 botanicals lend it a warmly complex but fresh nose with sweet juniper, spices and floral tones. The palate is soft, balanced, complex and multilayered with citrus and floral notes and a warm spiciness. Best sipped and enjoyed on its own, it makes a luxurious and interesting Gin and Tonic and is an elegant addition to premium mixed Cocktails.

BLUE GIN’s small batch production means that only a limited number of bottles are produced each year. All sorts of variations in the botanicals, the wheat and the climate mean that every year’s bottling has its own unique and special character. BLUE GIN is an authentic 43% ABV, Ultra Premium Vintage Dry Gin available in 70cl, litre and 1.5 litre formats.

BLUE GIN’s unique qualities, taste and distilling provenance inspires specialists and aficionados across the world and inescapably reflects Hans Reisetbauer’s formula for high quality: small batch, handcrafted, premium Austrian spirits.

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Reisetbauer 12 year old Single Malt Whisky 48%vol

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The first 12-year-old single malt whisky from Austria” from four hectares of summer barley grown on his own farm Hans Reisetbauer has created an amazing whisky twice distilled in copper pot stills and matured in casks that the top Austrian winemakers Alois Kracher and Heinz Velich previously used for aging Chardonnay and Trockenbeerenauslese.

This single malt whisky is convincing on the palate with wonderful notes of chocolate and coca and a very dense, fruity aroma of malt. It a dry and sweet character with a slightly smoky note unlike any Malt Whisky you have ever tasted!

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Magellan Straits

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Magellan Gin
Shake until cold, pour into martini glass
Garnish with lime peel
Golden Lion Café, Flagler Beach Florida



Victoria’s Secret

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1 1/2 oz. Magellan Gin
3/4 oz. Apricot Brandy
1 1/2 oz. Fresh sour (lemon juice, sugar, water)
1/4 oz. Campari
Shake all ingredients in an ice filled mixing glass.
Strain into chilled, stemmed cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas



The Explorer

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Magellan Gin
Shake until cold, pour into martini glass
Garnish seasonal berries
11 Park Madison, NYC



The Cerulean

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4 oz Magellan Gin
1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
4-5 ice cubes
place 4-5 ice cubes in the martini glass
Served in a shaker, strain and pour into a martini glass
Served up and garnished with lemon twist
Dry cherries on the side
Fifty Seven Fifty Seven, Four Seasons Hotel, NYC



Blue Beast

Filed under: Magellan Gin — admin @ 3:50 pm

2 oz Magellan Gin
1 oz Hypnotiq
Splash of Chambord
Mix Magellan And Hypnotiq in shaker. Shake until cold, pour into martini glass. Add
splash of Chambord. Garnish with maraschino cherry.
Bistro Vendome, Denver Colorado


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