Rathjen 'Bar Essentials' Combo Pack
Rathjen 'Bar Essentials' Combo Pack
Rathjen 'Bar Essentials' Combo Pack
Rathjen 'Bar Essentials' Combo Pack
Rathjen 'Bar Essentials' Combo Pack
$39.13

Rathjen Cellars

Rathjen 'Bar Essentials' Combo Pack

This combo pack gives you a head start stocking your home bar with two essential cocktail ingredients: Crème de Cassis & Dry Vermouth. Crème de Cassis is best known for its use in the classic French cocktail, the Kir (or Kir Royale.) Dry Vermouth is required for making a proper dry martini. Includes 1x 375mL bottle of Crème de Cassis + 1x 375mL bottle of Imperative Dry Vermouth. $5 savings as a combo pack!

Inspired by the classic liqueur of Burgundy, our Crème de Cassis is a fortified fruit wine crafted from blackcurrants grown on the Saanich Peninsula. Sweetened to balance the tart, earthy flavours of the “cassis” berries, enjoy this liqueur as an apéritif in a Kir cocktail or after dinner as a digestif.

Imperative Dry Vermouth is BC's first take on the classic aperitif, a collaboration between Rathjen Cellars & Ampersand Distilling Co. Made from Ortega and Petite Milo grapes grown organically on the Saanich Peninsula blended with organic & wild harvested botanicals including wormwood from Ampersand's farm, roasted dandelion root, cardamom, marjoram & orange peel. Imperative is a light yet complex aperitif, refreshing to the palate before meals and excellent in cocktails.

RECIPES

BC Dry Martini
2 oz Ampersand Gin
1/4 oz Imperative Dry Vermouth

Stir with ice & strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

Classic Kir
1/2 oz Crème de Cassis
3-4 oz dry white wine

Pour the Crème de Cassis into the bottom of a small white wine glass. Top up with well-chilled white wine. Less wine makes a sweeter cocktail, more wine will result in a drier cocktail. Note: this cocktail is a great way to 'spruce up' the leftovers from yesterday's bottle of white!

Kir Royale
1/2 oz Crème de Cassis
3-4 oz dry white wine

Pour the Crème de Cassis into the bottom of a sparkling wine flute. Top up with your favourite BC sparkling wine. Garnish with a fresh raspberry.