STRAWBERRY SINS

 STRAWBERRY SINS 

“Strawberries that in gardens grow are plump and juicy fine.
But sweeter far as wise men know, spring from the woodland vive.
No need for bowl or silver spoon, sugar or spice or cream.
Has the wild berry plucked in June besides the trickling steam.
One such to melt at the tongue’s root, confounding taste with scent.
Beats a full peck of garden fruit: Which points my argument.”

The Healthy Sins

Sónia and Diogo from the The Healthy Sins not only share a home, but also a passion for Food. They love cooking, eating and dreaming of everything there is to try and create. Based on that dream, they created their Blog. One of their sins is creating delicious cocktails. In collaboration with Libbey, the talented couple created the Strawberry Basil Mojito.

Excited to try this mouthwatering Strawberry Basil Mojito yourself? You’ve come to the right place. Here is the recipe:

STEP 1

Wash, hull, and roughly chop the strawberries.

STEP 2

Add the berries and basil leaves to a medium bowl, and muddle them together using a fork, or use a large mortar and pestle.

STEP 3

Divide the berry mixture into two Libbey Carats Coolers. Fill the glass halfway with ice.

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STEP 4

Pour the rum and maple syrup over the ice and then fill the glass with tonic water.

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STEP 5

Stir, taste, and add more simple syrup if desired. Garnish with a slice of lime and more fresh basil and strawberries. Top off your drinks with more tonic water as needed.

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Home Cocktails Libbey

CHEERS TO HOME COCKTAILS

CHEERS TO HOME COCKTAILS

Whether 2021 will bring us a summer full of beach bars, restaurantsand cocktails at your favourite holiday destination, it is hard to say. But why not create this cocktail experience at home?! 

We give you the trends, tips and Libbey’s recommendations for a perfect home cocktail party!

You might already know this drink from influencers you follow online, or brands like Gig or Stëlz might sound familiar to you. We  introduce you to 2021’s biggest drink trend…HARD SELTZER. As you may know, the low alcohol and low calorie drinks have been on the rise. Combine all that with a crave for a fruity, fresh summer drink. This is basically what hard seltzer tastes like. An, often canned, low alcohol cocktail, based on sparkling water, neutral alcohol (like rum) and fruit aromas, giving you the ultimate party feeling.

What do you need? A recipe by Fit Foodie Finds..

  • 50 ml vodka (or less if you prefer)
  • 50 ml fresh grapefruit juice
  • 25 ml oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey simple syrup (Water & Honey, 1:1 ratio, cooked/mixed on low heat)
  • 100 ml sparkling water/tonic.
  • Libbey’s Hobstar Cooler (left) or Tumbler (right), to upgrade your Hard Seltzer moment!
    Pssssst the DOF’S are also available in several colours, check them out!

Give it some ice cubes, grapefruit slices and enjoy your home-made Libbey seltzer!

Next up is the EL DIABLO. A golden oldie with a refreshing taste, perfect to surprise your friends with. Real cocktail lovers say that this cocktail is wrongly forgotten about, and you will taste yourself why.. When combining a fine Tequila, a suitable Libbey glass and a good mood, nothing can go wrong with this trendy and unique home-cocktail!

What do you need? A recipe by the spruce eats..

  • 40 ml Tequila (Arette Blanco is recommended for the finest taste)
  • 10 ml crème de cassis
  • 15 ml fresh lime juice
  • Fill up with ginger ale
  • The Libbey Radiant tumbler for a more luxury vibe & Tiki Pineapple for a playful party!

Finish again with ice cubes and lime slices for the ultimate fancy cocktail vibe.

Cincin!

More inspiration? Check more DIY cocktail recipes here.

LIBBEY x REBOTTLED

LIBBEY x REBOTTLED CELEBRATING UPCYCLED GLASS AND ONE YEAR OF GREEN COOPERATION

The story of a strong partnership in the circular economy road began one year ago when Libbey Holland joined hands with Rebottleda circular start-up that creates sustainable glassware from used wine bottles. Libbey Holland supports and contributes to these efforts by providing technical assistance and know-how. 

Out of this partnership, 81.000 used wine bottles were repurposed and transformed into sustainable drinking glasses, which share this circular story at every table.

In the ramp-up of the year, Libbey Holland helped its young scale-up partner to produce a new product extension for Rebottled, a whisky tumbler range. 

“It is an amazing experience to develop and bring new life to used products such as wine bottles; it is motivating and brings energy to all of us at the factory in Holland,” says Marco van ValburgVP Engineering Libbey EMEA. “In the production process, the pre-cleaned bottles are cut at the required capacity by a high-power laser. To give them a flawless and smooth rim, safe for consumer use, the glasses are fire polished. After this process, what used to be a bottle of wine is now a trendy drink glass.” 

Libbey is proving that providing great and on-trend products that turn our every moment into a special one, doesn’t have to be at the expense of the environment or consumers. Libbey has been transforming its business practices in a way that helps to protect our environment, while also helping breathe new life into products once thought to be waste.  

Interested in Rebottled products? These can be found online and in the Dutch retail chains such as the De Bijenkorf and Gall & Gall.  

Espresso Martini – Tess Posthumus

Espresso Martini by Tess Posthumus

INGREDIENTS:

45 ml vodka

30 ml freshly brewed espresso

15 ml coffee liqueur

10 ml simple syrup

METHOD

Shake

GLASS

Martini

GARNISH

Three coffee beans

  1. Pour the vodka, espresso, coffee liqueur and simple syrup in a shaker tin.
  2. Fill the shaker tin with ice-cubes and shake well.
  3. Fine-strain the cocktail into the Martini glass.
  4. Garnish with three coffee beans.

If you shake hard enough and use fresh espresso this cocktail will form delicious foam layer, upon which the three coffee beans will float. Do you have a sweet tooth? Try replacing the simple syrup with vanilla syrup.

Following @FlyingDutchmenCocktails for more interesting cocktails!

Negroni

Negroni by Tess Posthumus

INGREDIENTS:

30 ml gin

30 ml Campari

30 ml vermouth rosso

METHOD:

Stir

GARNISH:

Orange peel

  1. Fill a mixing glass with ice-cubes.
  2. Pour the gin, Campari and vermouth rosso into the mixing glass.
  3. Stir all of the ingredients until well cooled.
  4. Fill the rocks glass with ice cubes or a big ice-ball.
  5. Strain the cocktail into the glass.
  6. Garnish with an orange peel.

Use a London Dry Style gin as base, like Beefeater or Tanqueray. Some people like this cocktail even better when served ‘up’. This is when the cocktail is poured it into a coupe glass without ice instead of in a rocks glass with ice.

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