Recently, I got a surprise packet in the post from the folks at Master of Malt. The contents: a new product from The Handmade Cocktail Company’s Experimental Series. The title:
“Secret Leap Year Cocktail”
The accompanying letter told me that this is a special bottled cocktail available for sale for one day only (29th February; a day we only get once every four years). The cocktail contains five mystery ingredients and anyone who purchases a bottle gets a chance to guess what they are. The author of the suggestion that is closest to the truth will get the honour of naming the cocktail when it is released for general sale later in the year.
In addition to being able to name a cocktail, the winner will also receive 20cl bottles of the seven bottled vintage cocktails currently sold by the Handmade Cocktail Company:
[Click on the names to see our reviews]
Mrs. B and I tried the cocktail and we thought it was rather tasty. Naturally, we’re not going to give our tasting notes, as that is all part of the competition, but I will give you a clue in that it reminded us both of some products that my wife often “muses over.”
The cocktail will be released for sale tomorrow (Wednesday 29th February) for one day only and is available on the Master of Malt website.