Sofitel Sydney’s Champagne Bar has teamed up with Sydney Rum Distillery, Brix Distillers to create a bespoke Spiced Rum, combining the flavours of Marseille with premium Australian Rum, distilled & aged in Surry Hills.
“The new Marseille Inspired Spiced Rum has been created to reflect the strong cultural connection and parntership between our property, our local Sydney distillers and our sister city of Marseille”, said Jarod Senior, Food and Beverage Operations Manager, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour.
“It has notes of caraway seed, rosemary, marjoram and clove all used in cuisine from the South of France, lavender prolific in the hills of Marseille, vanilla bean, and grapefruit zest, grapefruit is well known on the Corsica coast”.
Renowned for its champagne offering and its constantly evolving cocktail list, Champagne Bar has drawn on the history of Marseille to create a new cocktail – Dantès Escape using Brix X Champagne Bar Marseille Inspired Spiced Rum, grapefruit marmalade, vanilla bean, orange bitters.
THE STORY OF DANTÉS ESCAPE
In 1844 Edmond Dantès escaped Chateau d’If, a fortress off the of coast of Marseille where he had been imprisoned for 6 years.
Dantès escaped in the night in hope of finding treasure he was told of whilst imprisoned, and to reunite with his former fiancée Mercedès, The Mistress of Marseille.
He is rescued by a rum smuggling ship who thought him to be a shipwreck victim.
Our escapee finally reaches Marseille, learns of his father’s death, that the story of the treasure is untrue and also of The Mistress of Marseilles marriage to a rival suitor…
“Playing on the story of Dante, this new cocktail sits alongside Champagne Bars longstanding and bestselling signature cocktail – The Mistress of Marseille, completing the story of the ill-fated pair”, said Jarod.
“The team from Brix are ecstatic to have joined forces with the beverage team from Champagne Bar to design this exclusive release” said James Christopher, Brix Distillers. “This is a fantastic collaboration between one of Sydney’s most beautiful hotel venues & Sydney’s only Rum distillery. Brix is extremely excited to work with the Champagne Bar team to design and release this exclusive Spiced Rum.”
Champagne Bar Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday & Sunday from 5:00pm – 11:00pm,
Friday & Saturday from 3:00pm – 12:00am
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