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4 Gin-based Cocktails Inspired by Classic Movies

Cinema has been a huge part of French culture for some time, from classic movies set in Provence to celebrating undiscovered films at the Festival de Cannes. You can visit beautiful cinemas to enjoy locally-run showings of historical programming while you visit parts of France, or enjoy French influences in many different TV shows and films right at home. No matter how you’re enjoying French culture, accompanying it with an elegant cocktail is never a bad idea – especially if it’s inspired by an iconic movie!

The weather is starting to turn here in Provence, a chill is hitting the air and the vines are slowly losing their green tones for warmer orange-gold colours. There is no better time to cozy up in a blanket and watch classic autumn movies while enjoying something delicious to drink. Continue reading here for the original post by Mirabeau Wine.

Cocktails for Autumn Weather

Oh Captain, My Captain

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Got a little bit of back-to-school nostalgia? We suggest re-watching this boys’ school classic (Dead Poets Society) starring the one-and-only Robin Williams. And we won’t judge you if you cry your eyes out… Just make sure you keep yourself hydrated with our Spiced Pear Collins renamed ‘O Captain, My Captain’ for the occasion.
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Servings 1 person

Equipment

  • Martini shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 50 ml Mirabeau Dry Gin
  • 50 ml Pear Purée
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • dash Grated Fresh Ginger
  • Sparkling Water
  • 1 Slice of Lemon
  • Sugar, Nutmeg, and Cinnamon to rim the glass

Instructions
 

  • Rim a glass with sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. To do this, mix the three ingredients in equal quantities on a plate. Run a slice of lemon around the rim of the glass to moisten it. Dip the moistened rim in the sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Gently shake off any loose mix and add ice cubes.
  • Place Mirabeau Dry Gin, pear purée, lemon juice, honey, and grated ginger in a shaker with ice cubes and shake. Strain into the glass. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with a pear slice.
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Midnight Margarita -Autumn-Gin-Cocktails

Midnight Margarita

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Because autumn also means Halloween season, "Practical Magic" is sure to put you in the mood. Family, heartbreak, witchcraft, magic, 1990’s vibes, Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock…this movie has it all. And to celebrate THAT Midnight Margarita scene, here is our very own Margarita recipe.
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Servings 1 person

Equipment

  • Martini shaker

Ingredients
  

  • 45 ml Mirabeau Dry Gin
  • 45 ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 15 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 wedge Lime juiced
  • 90 ml Spicy Ginger Beer

For the Garnish

  • 60 ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 Grapefruit Zest
  • 60 ml Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 wheels Grapefruit Slices

Instructions
 

  • Place the grapefruit juice in a bowl. On a plate, combine the zest and sugar. Dip the rim of a coupe or martini glass into the juice first, shake off any excess liquid, then let it kiss the sugar mixture to coat the rim evenly. Fill the glass with ice.
  • In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine the Mirabeau Dry Gin and juices. Shake vigorously and pour into the prepared glass. Top it up with the spicy ginger beer and garnish with the half wheels of grapefruit.
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Martinez

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If "When Harry Met Sally" iconic autumn movie was set on the French Riviera and not in Manhattan, we have no doubt the famous NYE scene when Harry declares his love to Sally would have taken place at the Martinez Hotel in Cannes. So, without further ado, let us introduce you to a very chic cocktail that imbues the golden colours of autumn, the Martinez…
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Servings 1 person

Equipment

  • Bartender's spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 60 ml Mirabeau Dry Gin
  • 30 ml Sweet Vermouth
  • 20 ml Maraschino
  • 2 dashes Orange Bitters

Instructions
 

  • Stir all the ingredients in a mixing glass for 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled Martini glass. Express the oils from a twist of orange twist over top then add the twist as garnish.
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Hot Apple Punch Gin Cocktails

Stars Hollow

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Okay, Gilmore Girls is a series, not a movie. But the autumn vibes are too undeniable for us not to include it on our list. Just picture Stars Hollow and its gazebo decorated with pumpkins, bales of hay and red leaves, and you have everything autumn should be about. As a tribute to the hometown of Rory and Lorelai, we created the Stars Hollow, a hot apple punch so good that Miss Patty would definitely approve.
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Servings 1 person

Equipment

  • Saucepan

Ingredients
  

  • 750 ml Apple Juice
  • 150 ml Mirabeau Dry Gin
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 Crushed Cardamom Pods
  • 2 Star Anise
  • Juniper Berries
  • 1 Orange Peel
  • 1 Lemon Peel
  • Thyme

Instructions
 

  • In a pan, simmer all the ingredients together – except the gin – gently for two minutes. Add the Mirabeau Dry Gin. Serve in glass half pint tankards and garnish with slices of apple, cinnamon sticks and a dusting of nutmeg.
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Stephen had been in the corporate world for 15 years and in August 2008 turned down a promotion that would have meant more money but also more stress, longer hours and less time with his young family. For many years the Cronks had been dreaming and talking about moving to France to make their own wine, but the moment never seemed quite right to make the big leap.

Soon after, a good redundancy offer seemed the perfect opportunity to turn the dream into reality and after selling their beloved house, they left the leafy suburbs of south-west London in August 2009. Their worldly possessions were packed up on the back of a truck and with barely a word of French between them, the family headed south to a small village called Cotignac, in the heart of Provence.

The Cronks spent a year getting their bearings, learning to live the provençal way, as Stephen was criss-crossing the country researching and finding the best vineyards to work with. The next step was setting up a small wine business with the principle objective of making a Provence rosé that would be regarded as one of the very best from the region, while building a brand that people would grow to love. In order to achieve this aim, they put together a highly experienced winemaking team and threw their heart and soul into the brand and innovative communications with their customers. Mirabeau is now being sold in more than 30 markets, has won medals and earned acclaim from some of the world’s toughest wine critics, but what really makes Stephen happiest is that their wines are an integral part of people having a great time together.

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