The centrepiece of this flavour is the multi-award winning Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin which features botanicals including orange peel, juniper, coriander, cinnamon, cloves & cardamom. Taking its inspiration from the legendary Ramos Gin Fizz, Bathtub Gin is coupled with intense citrus flavours to create a truly distinctive ice cream, having a rich creamy texture and yet delivering a light and refreshing taste.
Ableforth’s Rumbullion!, winner of ‘Best Spiced Rum’ at the World Rum Awards is a blend of the finest Caribbean rum, Madagascan vanilla, zesty orange peel and finished with a handful of cinnamon, cloves and a hint of cardamom. The inspired pairing of this excellent Spiced Rum, with rich and creamy Speakeasy ice cream, results in an original flavour combination and a delicately spiced and enticing ice cream.
Unlike many cherry brandies, Ableforth’s own take on this classic is made with real cherries and the finest French brandy. The result is rich and spicy with notes of dark cherries and almond. With this sublime combination at its core, this exceptional ice cream is big on flavour, and perfectly balanced.
Perfect with poached pears!
Lazzaroni has been producing its authentic Italian Amaretto since 1851, made and bottled in Saronno – Italy. The recipe is an old and unique family creation, deriving its flavour from an infusion of the famous “Amaretti del Chiostro di Saronno” cookies. The resulting ice cream flavour has a soft and sweet balance, with the instantly recognisable Amaretto flavour.
Perfect with profiteroles!
Conker’s delicious Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur is a complex, dark and fruity brew made from the very best speciality Brazilian and Ethiopian coffee beans. The Cold Brew Method eliminates the acidic, bitter elements of the beans and the resulting liqueur is smooth and dark with natural vanillas and caramels. The exceptional flavour of the Cold Brew Liqueur pairs perfectly with the creaminess of Speakeasy’s ice cream promising a real treat for coffee lovers.
Perfect with a sprinkling of blueberries!
The distinctive and refreshing citrus flavour of Limoncello is the centrepiece of this delicious and luxurious ice cream. Lazzaroni’s Limoncino is made according to an original recipe from the last century, using only the best Sicilian lemons. The unique flavour of this Limoncello creates a ‘sherbet’ sensation to the ice cream, perfect for cutting through accompanying rich flavours.
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What better way to cool down in the warm weather than with a delicious booze-infused ice cream? Speakeasy, named after the illicit bars and clubs that sold booze during the American Prohibition era, has partnered with the award-winning craft spirit and liqueur producer Ableforth to launch three luxury ice creams.
The Spiced Rum flavour is infused with Ableforth's Rumbullion, which won the Best Spiced Rum accolade at the World Rum Awards. It combines rich spices such as cinnamon, cloves and cardamom with Madagascan vanilla, orange peel and, of course, the finest Caribbean rum. The Cherry Brandy is made with Ableforth's high-quality version of the spirit, with real cherries and French brandy. Finally, the light and refreshing Ramos Gin flavour boasts orange peel, juniper, coriander, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom in the multi-award winning Ableforth's Bathtub Gin. All three off a light flavour of alcohol with the creamy taste of artisan ice cream.
Available through Ocado, in Wholefoods and independent retailers, Speakeasy Ice Cream is and all-year-round treat. Delicious with fruit or over crumbles or pies,, and good enough to eat straight out of the tub. It's also perfect for pairing with festive treats such as Christmas pudding and mince pies.
The new Speakeasy range of alcohol-infused ice creams has rapidly made its mark on the spirits and liqueurs landscape. The gin version, crafted meticulously in partnership with Ableforth's Bathtub Gin, is truly indulgent. Ridley says: "This should get any gin lover with a sweet tooth smiling from ear to ear." The desserts are perfect accompaniment to your pick of unforgettable cocktails.
And we mean devour, as with just over one per cent alcohol, Speakeasy's new ice creams won't get you drunk, but in decadent Coffee Liqueur, Amaretto and Limoncello flavours, will make you feel very satisfied.
Speakeasy Ice Creams has expanded its portfolio of boozy ice cream with a range based on after-dinner drinks.
Working with Italian liqueur maker Lazzaroni, Speakeasy has added Amaretto (1.2% abv) with "a soft and sweet balance" and Limoncello (1.1% abv). A third new variant, Coffee Liqueur, is made with Dorset craft spirit maker Conker.
The range will be available initially for foodservice.
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Forget rum-raisin! When it comes to booze-flavoured ice cream, cheery brandy and gin fizz are where it’s at. So insists Jane Woodhead, co-founder of Speakeasy, the alcoholic ice cream start-up that made its retail debut in November.
Playing it safe is no longer an option. “In terms of flavour trends and what’s on the shelf, the biggest development is with flavour; the more creative the better.” she says.
With premium sales in strong growth, suppliers are increasingly turning to their drinks cabinet for inspiration. “As amazing craft spirits have been hitting the market, so has awareness of new flavour profiles, and we’re seeing a crossover in consumers coming from the craft spirit section to ice cream” Woodhead adds.
The indulgently creamy alcohol infused ice cream range from Speakeasy are crafted in collaboration with the award winning spirit producers. Their Ableforth’s collection includes: Cherry Brandy, Spiced Rum and Ramos Gin flavours and are available in Wholefoods and through Ocado. For more information visit: www.speakeasy.com
New alcoholic ice cream brand Speakeasy Ice Creams launched in Ocado in November last year with their debut range of “sophisticated, single spirit flavours” (rsp: £5.99/500ml). The brand has partnered with alcohol producers Ableforth’s to create the range, capitalising on the growing consumer demand for craft spirit flavours.
Speakeasy’s indulgently creamy alcohol-infused ice cream is created in partnership with award-winning craft spirit producers.
Their first range, the Ableforth’s Collection, includes Cherry Brandy, Spiced Rum and Ramos Gin flavours.
Historically alcoholic ice cream had earned a reputation for being a novelty impulse purchase, but Jane Woodhead, Speakeasy director and co-founder says, “Speakeasy are first and foremost a luxury ice cream, with the alcohol providing a sophisticated flavour perfect for an indulgent treat or pairing with dessert.”
Boozy ice cream brand Speakeasy has launched three ice creams created in partnership with craft spirit brand Ableforth’s into Ocado.
Ramos Gin, Spiced Rum and Cherry Brandy flavours, created with Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin, Rumbullion! and Cherry Brandy respectively, rolled out into the online retailer this week, with abv of 0.8%-0.9% and at an introductory price of £4.99/500ml (rsp: £5.99). It marks the first national retail listing for the Kent-based brand.
Ramos Gin “took inspiration from legendary Ramos Gin Fizz” with “intense citrus flavours” and a “light, refreshing taste” said the brand, while Spiced Rum contained “creamy” Madagascan vanilla, cloves and cardamom. Cherry Brand was “rich and spicy with notes of dark cherries and almond”.
“For us it’s hopefully the first of more listings,” said Speakeasy director Jane Woodhead. “We’re hoping to encourage some of the other multiples to take it so we are talking to many of those. We’ve got a bit of a launch campaign going on Instagram and social, but we need to now start getting the word out and building followers.”
The brand planned to imminently make a “key hire” to lead sales strategy initially across London and the South East, she added. “We’ve also also had a lot of NPD going on in the background and are hoping, realistically, to launch some new flavours in the spring. If we can get them out earlier, then we will.”