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Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Aloha 65 - Winter Edition

Aloha 65 - a cocktail in a bottle

Aloha 65 defies easy description; it is probably best described as something between a flavoured spirit and an infused cocktail-in-a-bottle. You could also call it alcoholic ginger beer - in a good way.

Designed as a summer après surf, it now comes in a winter look as an après ski

This is from their website and tells the story much better than I can:

First crafted on the beaches of Florida at a popular beach-bar for surfers and sun-seekers, Aloha 65 is made up of an all natural infusion of fresh pineapple, ginger, Scotch-bonnet chillies and a selection of herbs in neutral grain spirit. Serve straight from the fridge or over ice, but it also does very well added add to ginger ale or aromatic tonic for a longer tipple.

Aloha 65 is like nothing else. It doesn’t fit neatly into boxes marked “gin” or “vodka”. It’s a spirit drink infused with fresh pineapple, lemon, ginger, scotch-bonnet chillies and carefully selected herbs and spices.

A delicious shot, a refreshing long-drink, or a unique heart of a great cocktail, Aloha 65 is all-natural, vegan, and lower in alcohol than many of the usual suspects. Original and mould-breaking, it’s an invitation to live life to the full.

There are so many ways to enjoy Aloha 65 with our cocktail inspiration below. Just chill, shake, serve and share! Infused with fresh pineapple, lemon, ginger, scotch bonnet chillies and carefully selected herbs and spices, our spirit contains nothing artificial. That’s no mean feat. Which is why it took 65 goes to get the balance just right.

That’s why our sequence of infusions happen over a whole month. And it’s why every time you pour Aloha, you have to give the bottle a shake.

Our unique product is relatively low in alcohol at 27% abv, vegan-friendly and made for sharing. Refreshing and warming. Complex yet smooth. Like nothing you’ve ever tasted before. Fruity fresh, spicy ginger balanced by herbaceous notes - the refreshing taste of summer in a bottle.

Aloha 65 £22.50 (aloha65.com, Amazon, Master of Malt) strong, sweet and warming with botanicals pineapple, ginger and chilli.

Serving suggestions include:

- a long drink mixed with ginger ale or a seasonal tonic like Fever Tree’s Clementine tonic water.
- The Aloha Mac, a modern twist on the classic
- Aloha 65 and Stone’s ginger wine
- Aloha Old Fashioned with Aloha 65 instead of half of the Bourbon
- Aloha Velvet with Aloha 65, brandy, orange and lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg yolk.
- mulling Aloha 65 in either red wine, cider or cloudy apple juice together with some cinnamon, star anise and cloves. 

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