Coral Gables, FL – Slow Food Miami and GREY GOOSE Vodka hosted the inaugural Garden to Glass event at sunset on Sunday evening at one of the world’s most beautiful and unique gardens – the Kampong National Tropical Botanical Garden in Coral Gables. The rare fruits grown on the grounds of the Kampong were the perfect ingredients to create a bespoke cocktail experience with specially crafted cocktails.
Slow Food enthusiasts, Miami VIPs and select media were led on a guided tour of the property with cocktail stations set up under each of the trees where each of the fruit is grown. Docents from the Kampong along with GREY GOOSE mixologists manned each station, talking to the each of the visiting groups. The conversations ranged from the rare fruits used in each cocktail, why each fruit was married to a specific flavor of GREY GOOSE, along with speaking on the overall partnership between Slow Food and GREY GOOSE Vodka.
One of the most interesting stops of the night was the last stop, at “The Point” at the Kampong. This station offered guests a fruit called Miracle Fruit, which is a small red berry about the size of an almond. Guests were instructed to take a sip of the Le Miracle de Citron (a deliciously tart and refreshing martini made with Le Citron) and then eat the berry, wait about 15 seconds and then drink the cocktail again. The Miracle Fruit is such an amazing little fruit that it drastically alters the flavor of whatever it is you are eating or drinking. The cocktail which was at first tart – was then very sweet the second time around. Hence….the Miracle Fruit! CHEERS!
Le Miracle de Citron
1.5 oz. GREY GOOSE Le Citron
1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Pour all ingredients into a shaker, fill with ice, shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with 1 Miracle Fruit Berry…You must chew on the seed of the berry for about 10 seconds let your teeth scraped the outside of the seed. Effect will last anywhere from 5-15 minutes.