The Good Life France Magazine

The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...

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1 year ago

Christmas special Issue 27

Come to France through the pages of The Good Life France Magazine... Discover: Provence, the hidden gems and most beautiful villages, French Alps, UNESCO listed Rocamadour... recipes and giveways, guides and an interview with international best-selling Kate Mosse who shares her favourite places in France...

The spirit of

The spirit of Christmas Arnaud Volte, French Bartender at the London EDITION hotel in central London shares a fabulous Christmas cocktail with Brandy - it's not just for your Christmas pud! For this "Christmas stocking spritz", Arnaud loves Bardinet brandy which has been made in France since 1857 and is easy available in the UK. Pomme Canelle Spritz Ingredients 35ml Bardinet brandy 15ml lemon juice 15ml cinnamon syrup 20ml clear apple juice Top up with soda water Glass: wine glass Garnish: Lemon wedge & cinnamon stick To make cinnamon syrup: 100gr water 100gr caster sugar 2 cinnamon sticks " The inspiration behind this cocktail is from my family's restaurant in the South of France, where I spent last Christmas with my grandparents. The signature dish was a cinnamon and apple pizza, and I can remember even now, how beautiful the smell was - it filled the whole place. Apple and cinnamon match really well with the vanilla and dry fruits notes of Bardinet. In a pan, heat the water and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Reduce the heat, add the cinnamon sticks. Cover the pan and leave to infuse for 10-15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool for at least an hour. Strain and pour into a bottle, it will keep in the fridge for up to one month. Food pairing: Soft and hard cheese, black pudding, tomato, salted peanuts and thyme. "