Saturday, 23 February 2013

La Maison Fontaine® Chocolat ‘Perfect Serve’

La Maison Fontaine Chocolat perfect serve is chilled over ice with a touch of Maldon sea salt.

The liquid is poured into a tumbler over ice & served with a pinch of salt over the top before being handed to the customer who takes the glass & swirls the contents to dissolve the salt.

La Maison Fontaine Chocolat served with a side of grilled orange & chilli salt

La Maison Fontaine Chocolat is served in a Pousse Café glass. The ritual itself is akin to salt, lime & tequila and is a familiar concept for most customers.

The customer firstly licks the back of the hand sprinkles on a pinch of chili salt. They then lick the salt, consume the liquid & eat a slice of the grilled orange.

 Optional: serve with a float of La Maison Fontaine Verte

The salt & chili compliment the sweet rich flavours of La Maison Fontaine Chocolat while also adding another layer of complexity to the drink. The orange, which has had its sugars caramelised during the grilling process, assists in removing any burn from the alcohol due to its natural sugars.

La Maison Fontaine® Verte ‘Perfect Serve’

The Pomtarlier

Refreshing, crisp & moreish, this drink is very quaff-able. The name is a twist on La Maison Fontaine’s hometown Pontarlier.


35ml La Maison Fontaine Verte 
100ml pomegranate juice 
150ml soda water

Add all ingredients into a tall slender glass & filled with cubed ice. Squeeze lime garnish over drink & serve.
Garnish: 1⁄4 lime wedge


La Maison Fontaine and Sip Or Mix are excited to announce the introduction of two new Finest French Absinthe products.

Following the success of the unique multiple award-winning Fontaine Blanche Absinthe, La Maison Fontaine is continuing to forge a path into the realms of originality with the introduction of the unique:

La Maison Fontaine Chocolat (25% ABV, 70cl) – a chocolate absinthe liqueur. Inspired by a handwritten 1920'sCrème de Cacao recipe found in the recipe books of La Maison Fontaine's Pontarlier distillery, the Fontaine Chocolat has a sweet richness combined with apparent notes of absinthe and chocolate, which creates a unique soft liqueur.

The range is completed with the addition of a more traditionally recognisable green absinthe:

La Maison Fontaine Verte (55% ABV, 70cl) - that provides a classic complex floral Verte with rich herbal and peppery notes. A close relative to the World's most awarded blanche absinthe – Fontaine Blanche – characterised by the world famous Pontarlier–grown Grande Absinthe and the natural herbal coloration.

Mark Stringer a Founding Partner commented:
“Our aim has always been to drive a greater understanding of this exceptionally exciting, alluring yet often misunderstood category, but also to create products that offered a volume opportunity for the industry. La Maison Fontaine has established itself a class leader and launching a verte felt like a natural extension but we wanted to go further than that, and push the boundaries with a totally unique offering and opportunity for the industry".

Allan Gage, La Maison Fontaine's tastemaker and owner of Sweet & Chilli bar and Cocktail Consultancy said:
“outside of gin, absinthe is probably the most exciting category in the industry, and after playing around with these products it's unbelievable the versatility that both the Chocolat and Verte offer.
Tom Sodden and I have created signature cocktails and pours we expect to see adopted across the world, but Chocolat in particular has enabled us to develop drinks which are some of the most exciting drinks we have created in the last 5 years”.