Louis XIV

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Louis XIV

This classic Parisian cocktail combines Chambord, gin and orange bitters to create a sweet, spicy, dry tasting cocktail. The Louis XIV makes a perfect after dinner drink and is a great choice as part of a warming autumn or winter menu.

Chambord, Gin, Orange Liqueur.

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The Louis XIV is named after the infamous French ruler, and is a reference to his penchant towards a traditional black raspberry liqueur, said to be the basis for modern Chambord.

This subtly flavoured, stirred cocktail is made in a similar style to many European classic such as the Martini or the Martinez. A few choice ingredients are delicately combined to achieve a rich and complex flavour profile, making this an excellent choice for those wanting some strong, dry, sipping cocktails as part of their mobile bar-hire.

Whilst much of this cocktail is made up of Chambord—a black raspberry liqueur, high in sugar and low in alcohol—the rest is comprised only of gin and orange bitters. As a result this a fairly strong drink, so if you’re planning on serving it you may want to feature some softer, low ABV cocktails alongside it.

One great partner for the Louis XIV is the modern classic; the Bramble. This relatively recent creation has become a firm favourite among drinkers and bartenders alike. A balanced mixture of gin, lemon juice and blackberry liqueur, served over crushed ice, this drink is refreshing, moreish and easy to make, making it a great inclusion for a gin based cocktail menu.

For those wanting to serve some other elegant, European style stirred drinks, there are plenty of famous classics in this category. An increasingly popular choice is the Negroni; this Italian staple consists of gin, combined with bitter Campari and herbaceous sweet vermouth to make a rich and bittersweet cocktail.

If you’re interested in serving the Louis XIV as part of your cocktail menu and want to know more about what drinks could be paired with it, be sure to speak to your event organiser about your options, or check out some other gin-based, stirred and Martini-style cocktails from our list.  

History

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Ingredients & Equipment

Ingredients

  • 40ml Chambord
  • 20ml Gin
  • 2-4 Dashes of Orange Bitters
  • Orange Twist to Garnish

 

Equipment

  • Shaker or Mixing Glass
  • Jigger/Measure
  • Barspoon
  • Hawthorne Strainer or Julep Strainer
  • Martini Glass or Coupette
  • Cubed Ice
Method
  • Chill your glass in the freezer or fill it with ice
  • Take your Boston tin or mixing glass
  • Using your jigger to measure, add the Chambord and gin to the glass/tin
  • Add 2-4 dashes of your bitters to the glass/tin
  • Fill your glass/tin with cubed ice
  • Holding your barspoon between your thumb and forefingers, stir your cocktail, being careful not to break the ice
  • Remove your glass from the freezer or empty of ice if necessary
  • Using your Hawthorne strainer or julep strainer, strain your cocktail into your chilled Martini glass or Coupette
  • Garnish with an orange twist
  • Serve and enjoy!

LEARN TO MAKE

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Fancy learning some of the core techniques that go into making the perfect Louis XIV? Join us on one of our range of cocktail making masterclasses.

We’re strong advocates of experience and it’s crucial role to picking up and applying knowledge. That’s why we deliver each of our range of cocktail making classes in as interactive a fashion as possible – providing a fully-equipped bar station for each of our guests, in turn giving them a great opportunity to really get to grips with the professional-standard equipment and ingredients at hand. On top of this, the fact that there will never be more than 5 guests to any one bar limits the time spent standing around as much as possible, meaning nobody’s experience is compromised.

The open-to-the-public variety of our cocktail making classes run every Friday and Saturday at our sister company and permanent home on Shoreditch’s Kingsland Road, TT Liquor, which houses a range of fully-equipped cocktail making studios. Please click the link below to be directed to their website where you will be able to browse a full calendar of dates and purchase redeemable vouchers.

 We also offer the option of taking things private if you’re part of a group of 6 or more aspiring mixologists. Our mobile cocktail class service allows us to take our portable bars on the road with us to any location across London, the UK and beyond. We have over a decade of experience and in that time we’ve held classes half way up the Shard, in a client’s back garden, and even as far afield as the Scottish Highlands.

If any of this sounds right up your street, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 020 8003 7982 and one of our dedicated events organisers will happily talk you through some your options, as well as answer any queries you may have about our services.