Paragon Single botanical cordials
New generation of single botanical cordials with rare and daring flavours I’ve created in collaboration with Monin.
We travelled to the end of the world to meet extraordinary men & women, custodians of nature’s best kept secrets, & we humbly learned from them in order to select those rare ingredients.
Only the most sophisticated extraction techniques & flavor base could magnify these treasured ingredients. So why not revolutionize extraction as well? That’s what we did!
Pepper is an ingredient that is unparalleled in flavour and botanical richness on our planet.
It is both singular and plural. Singular because like the vine and wine, each pepper functions according to its variety, terroir and preparation, giving it a flavour footprint that is its own.
Plural because the pepper (piperaceae) family includes around 2750 species, and plants that belong to this family are creepers, plants or shrubs.
On our quest for peppers and peppercorns, we have explored each continent and encountered remote populations cultivating endemic species for generations. We now aim to provide you with a selection of varieties whose originality and beauty stun us.
Our project uses a combination of three techniques: infusion, alcoholate (distillation) and supercritical CO2 extraction, which is layered on a base of gluconic acid and sugar. Inspired by nature, this new generation of cordials showcases the aromatic at its best, while delivering a base that is dosed perfectly for sweet and sour – removing the need to add sweetness or acidity.