Absinthe Hapsburg launches cassis flavour with Valentine’s Day cocktail

Selected bars around the UK will be serving an exclusive Valentine’s Day cocktail, the ‘Love’s Bitter Sweet’.

Hi-Spirits, distributor of the Absinthe Hapsburg range, is promoting the premium drink, made with the newly-launched Absinthe Hapsburg X.C. Cassis variant, which combines the distinctive flavour of an authentic absinthe with the fragrance and taste of real blackcurrant.

Created by Anne-Marie Clarke-Mills exclusively for Hi-Spirits, the distinctively red ‘Love’s Bitter Sweet’ will be served on February 14 under the slogan ‘Is Love Still Blind?’  The recipe uses between 5ml and 10ml of 89.9% ABV Hapsburg X.C. Cassis, with other ingredients including Grenadine, vodka, Triple Sec and pomegranate juice.

Hi-Spirits managing director Dan Bolton said: “X.C. Cassis is for serious mixologists, and the Love’s Bitter Sweet demonstrates how a very small amount of the spirit creates a very distinctive cocktail.

“We’re talking to a select group of specialist cocktail bars who will serve the cocktail on February 14.”

Each 500ml bottle of Hapsburg X.C. Cassis will make at least 50 cocktails. For more information, please contact Hi-Spirits on 01932 252 100, email info@hi-spirits.com, or visit www.hi-spirits.com.

Love’s Bitter Sweet


1 Bar spoon of Grenadine
5-10ml Hapsburg X.C.  Cassis
25ml Vodka
20ml Lime
12-15ml Triple Sec
12-15ml Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
30ml Pomegranate Juice

Hard shake, fine strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

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