29. September 2013 by swizzzlestick
Today the weather was beautiful and I visited a nearby re-built Roman estate, the largest of its kind in Hesse/ Germany! Only a few kilometres from my home away, it is a shame that I have not yet visited it earlier! This small castle got very famous because it had an highly elaborated underfloor heating. This luxury was normal in the capital of Rome, but no one expected it to be found in those hostile remote areas of Germany. Here some general impressions of the location.
Of course the Romans cultivated grapes ..
.. and some nice herbs too. It appears they already liked good drinks, didn´t they?
To my surprise the staff brought to life again from ancient recipes the “Conditum paradoxum”, a Roman Spiced Wine. I tried it at the castle and it reminded me immediately of a red medium sweet vermouth. So I bought a bottle and will use this roman Spiced Wine soon in one of my cocktails 🙂
But at first I have to finish my series of champagne cocktails. Today I went for my loved Seelbach Cocktail.
1 oz.Bourbon (pre-prohibition style if possible)
1/2 oz. Cointreau
7 dashes Angostura Bitters
7 dashes Peychaud´s Bitters
Stir all ingredients except the champagne with ice and strain into a coupe glass. Top with the chilled champagne. Garnish with the orange twist.