This month’s Bee to Bottle episode covers the importance of bees to the agricultural landscape in France (and elsewhere) and how one small beekeeper at Erika Spirit highlights honey with a gin, vodka and mead.
Our guest is Stephany Saint Faust of Le Saint, a brand development company that focuses on small farmers and helping them get spirits into bottles and on the market.
Products, places and people mentioned in the Bee to Bottle in France episode
Le Saint website
Lexir online platform for craft spirits
Little Red Door paris cocktail bar
Lulu White paris cocktail bar
Andy Wahloo paris cocktail bar
IVY paris cocktail bar
Cocktail of the Month: Bee to Bottle gin tomato shrub
40 ml / 1.5 oz Erika dry gin
20 ml / ⅔ oz tomato shrub*
10 ml / ⅓ oz mead
Cucumber slices for garnish
Mix together and pour over ice and garnish with cucumber
*Shrubs are a great way to preserve seasonal fruit and make its flavours available throughout the year. It’s basically a vinegar syrup made with sugar, vinegar and fresh fruit. Here is a potential recipe for a tomato shrub, but you can find lots of shrub options just by googling.
Big thanks to…
Stephany Saint Faust of Le Saint
World Radio Paris for editing and production
Son Little for the music we use
and YOU for tuning in, downloading and listening!
Listen to more from Stephany in the previous month’s interview about Farm to Bottle in France.