Cocktail recipe with Paragon Cordial: Monin x Alex Kratena
An exceptional alliance between Monin and the expert mixologist Alex Kratena, creates a range of exceptional cordials born from an adventure. Find out more here.
Paragon is a unique range of cordial liqueurs created by Monin in collaboration with Alex Kratena. These liqueurs are the result of an experimental journey in the search for little known endemic botanical species from the four corners of the world. MONIN now offers these exceptional flavors to cocktail experts.
The project team has traveled to all continents to meet the communities, their culture and their ancestral customs in order to unearth these rare ingredients.
Three varieties make up this first collection dedicated to peppers and berries, presented in a 48.5 cl bottle: the white pepper from Cameroon, the Rue Bay from Ethiopia and the Timur Bay from Nepal.
We bring you a cocktail recipe by Alex Kratena, prepared based on these exclusive liqueurs.
PENJA Nº7 – By Alex Kratena
Penja No. 7 is a cocktail prepared with white Penja pepper, harvested in the province of Moungo, in Cameroon. The volcanic soil of Penja gives the white pepper its fresh aromas of menthol and camphor. Break it up sharply to release its long-lasting flavor.
15 ml Paragon White Penja Pepper
35 ml of Highlands whisky
15 ml of Norwegian Aquavit aged in barrels
15 ml of Oloroso sherry
10 ml red vermouth
Type of glass: rocks
Ice: a 5x5cm cube
Preparation: add the ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice and stir with a spoon to cool and dilute. Serve in a rock glass over a large ice cube.
Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.