Ferñao Gonçalves, Casa de Pasto, Portugal

No 2 in a series of 11, talking to the winners of G’Vine Perspectives Global Challenge about the unconventional people who inspired them to create new G’Vine serves.

Maria João Freitas

“I often go to visit my mother, Maria, in my home village and whenever I do I’m always inspired by her dedication to growing fresh produce. She produces so many types of vegetables and all sorts of herbs like basil, mint and rosemary. The aromas are amazing. I also like the fact that she has chosen not to take things easy but instead to work harder in her garden.

She is my inspiration for her dedication. For my cocktail I wanted to use fresh ingredients from her garden which really compliment the G’Vine. There are so many ingredients I could have gone for but in the end I went with lavender flowers and basil for their amazing frangances.   The lavender aroma in particular is like walking in the garden. That’s why I call the cocktail Lavender Garden. My mother has tried the drink and loves it!”

Lavender Garden


50ml G’Vine Floraison
Slice of ginger
15ml orange juice
15ml lemon juice
1 bar spoon brown sugar
20ml egg white
2 drops lavender bitters
Fresh bio lavender flower
2 basil leaves


Dry shake all the ingredients, add ice and shake again. Double strain into a chilled rocks glass and garnish with a dehydrated orange slice.

Watch Ferñao talking about his inspiration

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G’Vine Perspectives Global Challenge

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