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Bee to Bottle and Erika Spirits

Paris Cocktail Talk
Paris Cocktail Talk
Bee to Bottle and Erika Spirits

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.

black and white graphic of a bee and the words Erika spirit above it
Erika incorporates a bit of its honey into all their spirits

Products, places and people mentioned in the Bee to Bottle in France episode

Le Saint website

Le Saint instagram


Erika spirits

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

Erika plants

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.

At Erika they keep bees as well as making spirits

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

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Paris Cocktail Talk is available on iTunes, World Radio Paris, 52 Martinis or wherever you get your podcasts.

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