G’ioconda is a cocktail specially created by Gegam Kazarian, of Kazari’s Project, in honour of Leonardo Da Vinci. If you’re a bartender and there’s an unconventional thinker you’d like to celebrate here’s what you need to know to be in with a chance of winning a very special prize…
G’Vine Perspectives is a unique challenge. Create an original G’Vine cocktail to salute your chosen person – they can be anyone; artist, designer, philosopher, scientist, politician or someone from the drinks industry. They could be from the present or the past. They might be someone you know or someone you just wish you had met. Then make a short video about your chosen person and your serve. If you make the cut you’ll be heading off to France for five days, visiting Bordeaux, Cognac and Paris. The trip includes a visit to a family-run cognac house, a cooking workshop with a Michelin-starred chef, a gin-paired lunch at a top Paris restaurant, a nosing master class with one of the city’s leading fragrance houses, a poolside dinner party and hot air balloon ride.
G’ioconda, for Leonardo Da Vinci, Renaissance man
45ml G’Vine FloraisongGin
15ml Esprit de June liqueur
22.5 ml La Quintinye Dry vermouth
25ml chestnut syrup
30ml lime juice
30ml egg white
3ml La Grande Chartreuse elixir vegetal
Shake over ice, strain into a coupe glass and perfume with Kazari’s No 3, made with extract of G’Vine.
“Inspired by Da Vinci’s La Gioconda, with floral feminine notes from G’Vine and June, her seriousness, La Quintinye Dry vermouth, her sweetness, chestnut syrup, and her magic, La Grande Chartreuse elixir vegetal. Finished with the fragrance of a woman, Kazari’s No 3.” Gegam Kazarian
Entries to G’Vine Perspectives close 10am GMT, Friday 22 May 2015.