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Serve like a Pro: serve cool drinks in perfect shape

Press release   •   Mar 06, 2019 14:02 GMT

Whether at the elegant cocktail party, in the hotel or restaurant – cocktails served in a stylish way are always a real eye-catcher. Olaf Baumeister shows exclusively for Villeroy & Boch with which cocktails you can impress your guests and how you mix and serve them perfectly.

London Mule


5cl Woodland Sauerland Dry Gin (or another gin)

2cl fresh lime juice

2 long, thin slices of cucumber skin

8 cl ginger beer

1 teaspoon honey

Ice cubes


Slices of lime


Cut the skin of half a cucumber into thin strips and cut the lime in half. Peel the fresh ginger and cut into wafer thin strips. Put the ice cubes, gin, fresh lime juice and honey in a glass. Pour in the ginger and decorate with the ginger, slices of lime and cucumber strips.

Crystal Mint


100 g apple purée made from Granny Smith apples (including skins)

100 ml apple juice

1 tablespoon of finely chopped mint

The juice of 1 lime

1 tablespoon of cane sugar

100 ml crémant or champagne


Mix all ingredients except the sparkling wine the day before serving. Put the purée in the freezer the night before. Crush the frozen mixture into fine ice crystals just before making the cocktail. Put the crystals into a champagne glass and top up with dry sparkling wine or champagne before serving.

Rosemary Shrub

(Punch recipe for approx. 4 people)


250 ml of high-quality dark rum

100 ml white wine vinegar

250 g cane sugar

250 ml still water

250 g fresh raspberries

5 sprigs of rosemary

4 long strips of orange zest

400 ml tonic or dry sparkling wine/champagne to top up the cocktail as desired

Ice cubes


Light a rosemary sprig with a Bunsen burner and mix with the rum, vinegar, cane sugar and water, before pouring into a glass container and adding the raspberries. Leave the mixture to marinade for at least three hours at room temperature. Put ice cubes in a long drink glass, then add the mixture and add tonic or sparkling wine to taste. Finally, garnish with orange zest and a rosemary sprig.

Vitamin Overkill


50 ml passion fruit juice

50 ml freshly pressed orange juice

50 ml mango juice

50 ml lime juice

1 tablespoon of cane sugar

3 Szechuan peppercorns

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

1 cardamom pod

¼ vanilla pod, with the seeds scraped out

2 fresh basil leaves and 2 fresh mint leaves


Crush the cardamom pods and Szechuan pepper and caramelise along with the vanilla pods and sugar in a heavy pan until golden brown. Add lime juice and bring to the boil. Leave the mixture on the heat until the cane sugar has completely dissolved and mix together with the ginger, mango juice, passion fruit juice and juice. Pour into a long drink glass and serve over ice with basil and mint.

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Villeroy & Boch:

Villeroy & Boch is one of the world's leading premium brands for ceramic products. The family business, which was founded in 1748 and is headquartered in Mettlach/Germany, stands for innovation, tradition and exceptional style. As a renowned lifestyle brand, Villeroy & Boch offers products from the sectors Bathroom and Wellness and Tableware, and is active in 125 countries.

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