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Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Magellan Gin

 


Magellan GinProduct Information
: Magellan Iris Flavored Gin, 41.3% alcohol by volume, is imported from France by Crillon Importers, Ltd. in Paramus, New Jersey. It is made in is small batches at the Angeac Distillery in France from 100% Capet wheat grain and naturally filtered and demineralized water from the Gensac spring in the Cognac region. It is distilled three times in small batches in a column still, then distilled one additional time in a small artisanal copper pot still where 11 different botanicals, picked at their ripest and then sun-dried, including iris, juniper berries, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, grains of paradise, licorice, cinnamon, coriander, orange peel, and cassia are vapor infused. The stunning blue color derived from iris root and iris flower is as tantalizing as it is on the palate. Magellan Gin is available in 750 ml, 1 -Liter, and 1.75 Liter bottles. 
 

Bottle notes: "Inspired by the spices Magellan discovered during his revolutionary expedition, Magellan is distilled four times in small batches using fresh, exotic botanicals from around the Globe. This Fresh Distillation process bestows Magellan with an incomparable crisp, balanced flavor, and refreshingly smooth taste. Iris root and flower bestow Magellan with the soothing spirit of the sky and the deep blue sea."  

Tasting Notes: Gin is probably one of the most diverse spirits in the Liquor Cabinet as it varies greatly from brand to brand depending on what types of botanicals they use as well as the proportion of the botanicals used. Some gins are heavy on juniper berry, others are lighter, and some gins are crisper, while others are softer. The blend of botanicals used to create Magellan Gin imparts a very aromatic nose. On the palate, it has a rich, spicy, and flavorful mouthfeel with a pleasantly long and clean finish. Certain spice notes were more discernable to our palates where we easily recognized cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and star anise (licorice) notes. Overall, it was completely delicious.  

With its rich and spicy flavor components, Magellan Gin is perfectly at home in both cocktail and culinary recipes. Luxury Experience was "In the kitchen and behind the bar®" creating some incredibly special handcrafted cocktail and culinary recipes to tempt your palate and inspire your own creations using Magellan Gin.  

Luxury Experience - Magellan Cocktail and Culinary Menu

The Cocktail Menu

Luxury Experience - Siren Call
Luxury Experience - The Perfect Pear
Luxury Experience - Magellan's Milk Punch (MMP) 

The Culinary Menu

Luxury Experience - Blue Moon Pineapple Orange Gin Sorbet

The Cocktail Recipes

Luxury Experience - Siren Call  

Luxury Experience - Siren Call - photo by Luxury Experience

Luxury Experience - Siren Call is a playful reference to the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480 - 1521) for whom Magellan Gin is named. Traveling around the world Magellan may have seen a few "mermaids" (sirens) in his day. Our cocktail combines Magellan Gin, Hypnotiq Liqueur also made in France, with lemon juice and homemade mint syrup, with a luscious "white cap" made with Fee Brothers Fee Foam.  

Yield: 1 Cocktail
Glass Used: Martini Glass 

Cocktail Ingredients:

1.5
Ounces
0.50
Ounce
Hypnotic Liqueur
0.50
Ounce
Lemon Juice
0.75
Ounce
Homemade Mint Simple Syrup
6
Dashes

Homemade Mint Simple Syrup Ingredients:

1
Cup
Water
1
Cup
Sugar
1
Cup
Fresh Mint Leaves

Method for the Simple Syrup:  In a saucepan, add the sugar and water, bring to a boil, add the fresh mint, and boil until liquid is clear. Let cool. Strain syrup into a glass jar, discard mint leaves. Syrup can also be used over ice cream, as a marinade, brushed on cake layers, and used to sweeten cocktails or other beverages.  

Method for the Cocktail: Chill a Martini Glass. Add all cocktail ingredients to a shaker with 4 ice cubes, shake hard to dissolve ice. Strain cocktail into the Martini Glass. For a whimsical touch, use a food paintbrush and blue food color to write S.O.S. on the foam, and place a mermaid on the rim. 

Luxury Experience - The Perfect Pear - photo by Luxury Experience 

Luxury Experience - The Perfect Pear

Luxury Experience - The Perfect Pear combines Magellan Gin, Westford Hill Distillers Poire William made in Connecticut, and pear nectar. Shake with ice, strain into a chilled Martini glass, and garnish with a slice of fresh pear, and you have an easy to make and great tasting cocktail.  

Yield: 1 Cocktail
Glass Used: Martini Glass 

Cocktail Ingredients:

1.5
Ounces
0.5
Ounce
2
Ounces
Goya Pear Nectar
1
Slice
Fresh Pear, garnish

Method for the Cocktail: Add Magellan Gin, Westford Hill Distillers Poire (Pear) William, and pear nectar to a shaker filled with 4 ice cubes. Shake well to combine. Strain into s glass. Garnish with a pear slice.   

Luxury Experience - Magellan's Milk Punch - photo by Luxury Experience

Luxury Experience - Magellan's Milk Punch 

Milk Punches are a New Orleans and holiday favorite. Luxury Experience - Magellan's Milk Punch combines Magellan Gin with fresh orange juice and Half & Half (light cream). Stud an orange slice with whole cloves for the garnish and sprinkle cocktail with ground nutmeg for an impressive finish that plays up the spice notes of the gin. 

Yield: 1 Cocktail
Glass Used: Rocks Glass 

Cocktail Ingredients:

2
Ounces
1
Ounce
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
1
Ounce
Half & Half (or Light Cream)
1
 
Orange Slice studded with whole cloves, garnish
 
 
Ground Nutmeg, finish

Method for the Cocktail: Add ingredients to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake to combine. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with a clove-studded orange slice.  

The Culinary Recipe 

Luxury Experience - Blue Moon Pineapple Orange Gin Sorbet - photo by Luxury Experience

Luxury Experience - Blue Moon Pineapple Orange Gin Sorbet 

We named our delectable sorbet Luxury Experience - Blue Moon Pineapple Orange Gin Sorbet as a "blue moon" is a rare occurrence, and this sorbet is a special treat. Growing up, (Debra's family loved to take a drive to get a special orange pineapple ice cream named Blue Moon. Our sorbet is a tribute to a fun family memory and is made with fresh pineapple, orange juice, water, sugar, and Magellan Gin. The result makes a lovely palate cleanser or light dessert.  

Sorbet Ingredients:

2
Cups
Fresh, Ripe Pineapple, chopped
4
Ounces
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
16
Ounces
Water
0.5
Cup
Sugar
4
Ounces

Method: Add pineapple, water and sugar to a blender and liquefy until smooth. Strain into a large bowl. Discard solids from the strainer. Skim foam off the pineapple water. Add the orange juice and Magellan Gin and stir to combine.  

Method for an Ice Cream Machine: Pour mixture into an ice cream machine and process according to your instructions.  

Method for Making in a Freezer: If you do not have an ice cream machine, the sorbet can be poured into a plastic container and placed in the freezer for several hours. Remove the container from the freezer, place the frozen mixture in a food processor and process until smooth and creamy. Return the sorbet to the plastic container, place in the freezer, and freeze until ready to serve. 

Whether you opt to enjoy Magellan Gin sipped over ice, in cocktails, or in culinary recipes, it is sure to please. Cheers, its cocktail time!  

For additional information on Magellan Gin, please visit the Crillon Importers, Ltd. website: www.CrillonImportersLtd.com 

Crillon importers, LTD

Crillon Importers, Ltd.
The Atrium
80 Route 4 East
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United States
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