As part of their ongoing commitment to engage with the best local Irish producers, Ballymaloe Foods are proud to announce details of their latest partnership, a cranberry sauce made with i-Stil 38 Premium Irish Vodka.
Since the brand was established in 1990, Ballymaloe Foods have always prioritized working with the best producers and suppliers to ensure their products are of the highest quality and always taste great. Their collaboration with i-Stil 38 Premium Irish Vodka is a prime example.
One of the three vodkas in the i-Stil 38 portfolio, is a pink berry made naturally with distilled Irish grains and Irish berries. It is rich with a fresh, fruity flavour and was chosen by the Ballymaloe team to infuse with their cranberry sauce. The end result is a grown up twist on a delicious cranberry sauce that works wonderfully with roast turkey, nut loaf, brie cheese or even mixed into a festive cocktail.
General Manager of Ballymaloe Foods and daughter of the company’s founder, Maxine Hyde adds,
“With the holiday season nearly upon us, no dinner table is complete without a jar of cranberry sauce – whether it’s destined for the plate or lovingly dressed onto a sandwich, it is the perfect accompaniment to so many Christmas meals. I have also taken great pleasure in mixing our Ballymaloe & i-Stil 38 Vodka cranberry sauce into some very tasty cocktails, an ideal way to celebrate some Christmas cheer!”
Oisin Davis of Great Irish Beverages consulted on a cocktail creation for the cranberry sauce, a simple drink to mix up either at home or in a bar.
CRANBERRY CHRISTMAS ROYALE
35 ml i-Stil 38 pink berries vodka, 1 teaspoon Ballymaloe & i-Stil 38 vodka cranberry sauce, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 100 ml of dry prosecco and a lemon twist to garnish.
Place the cranberry sauce into an iced shaker and pour in the vodka and lemon juice. Seal the shaker and shake hard for ten seconds. Fine strain the cocktail into a chilled champagne glass before topping up with the prosecco and garnishing with a lemon twist.
About Ballymaloe Foods:
The original recipe for Ballymaloe Relish was created more than 70 years ago by Myrtle Allen. She founded the restaurant and hotel at Ballymaloe House with her husband Ivan and went on to become the first female in Ireland to be awarded a Michelin Star. Many years later in 1990, her entrepreneurial daughter Yasmin started Ballymaloe Foods, working from a portacabin and selling Ballymaloe Relish at local farmers’ markets. Today it’s still a family business and is managed by Yasmin’s children; Maxine, Rosaleen and Seán. Now the Ballymaloe Foods product range includes over 30 products and is sold all over the world, but the focus still remains the same; using the best quality natural ingredients to create delicious food accompaniments for people to enjoy.
About i-Stil 38 Premium Irish Vodka:
i-Stil 38 is produced in West Cork with Irish grain spirit in a copper pot still and has three variants, the classic, vanilla and pink berries. It is owned by Sugarloaf Beverages, a company composed of drinks industry veterans and lifestyle businesswoman Pippa O’Connor Ormond. Five cents from each bottle sold in Ireland goes towards the non profit Hometree for planting native Irish trees. i-Stil 38 is the number 1 selling premium Irish vodka in Ireland.