Verve Liqueurs: The proof is in the taste
It all started with a desire to make a great tasting natural beer in the 1960’s.
Since then winemaker Noel Smith of Verve liqueurs has created a large range of alcohol products including naturally brewed beers, boutique home wines, fruit liqueurs and the recently launched exiting range of KO Kool liqueurs.
Verve pure fruit liqueurs come in a range of delicious flavours, including, passionfruit, golden queen peach, strawberry, blackberry and doris plum. They are fantastic over icecream and in cocktails or to sip on their own.
Noel is passionate about using all natural ingredients to get the purest flavours in all his drinks, and he has developed a unique process of `freeze concentrating’ the fruit allowing only pure and natural fruit flavours to infuse the liqueurs.
Cocktails are the drink of the moment, and the recently released KO Kool range of liqueurs are perfect for use in cocktails and aperitifs. Available in five flavours including licorice, coconut, spearmint, watermelon and Croatian pear, these smooth liqueurs are flavoured with nature identical commercial essence and pack a hit at 40 percent proof, they are awesome for shots and over ice.
The KO Kool range is used by Manukau Institute of Technology hospitality tutors who have designed some mouth watering cocktail recipes. (See the website for these).
KO Kool liqueurs are now available at selected bars at Sky City.
Verve liqueurs are a great gift idea. Gift packs with a selection of liqueurs are available for $35. For the discerning drinker a 1997 tawny fruit port is a great gift, beautifully presented in a glass carafe and a wooden case.
Stop in to the cellar at 129 Wainui Rd, Silverdale for tasting and to check out the full range from Verve Liqueurs (bookings recommended). Visit the website www.liqueurs.co.nz for some great cocktail recipes and order to online. (Free delivery nation- wide.) Call Noel on 029 4752601 anytime.
Check the next issue for details of the fantastic KO Kool release party at Artisan wines in Oratia.
Noel would like to thank his GP Dr Martin Denby for making life saving decisions with regards to Noel’s recent encounter with prostate cancer. Noel strongly urges any men over 55 to get a P.S.A. (prostate serum antigen) blood test regularly.
Verve Liqueurs: Using only pure fruit concentrate for flavouring the Verve range of fruit liqueurs are great in a glass of bubbly or over ice cream.
KO Kool: The new KO Kool liqueurs available in 5 unique flavours are fantastic for cocktails or as shooters.