The Cocktail Lovers Magazine Issue 48



Mix it up with Ballantine’s Brasil

ByThe Cocktail Lovers



Calling all wannabe bartenders: here’s your chance to get making and shaking like a pro, and you don’t even have to get your hands (or your kitchen) dirty. How so we hear you cry? Just tap into the interactive website from Ballantine’s Brasil and see for yourself.

Ask Ramon to mix your drink

First things first though, this is no ordinary drink. It’s the result of Scotch whisky selectively cask steeped with lime peel from Brazil. We admit, it does sound like an unlikely combination in terms of locations but both countries share a passion and pride that comes together beautifully in a bottle, resulting in a fresh tasting, citrusy spirit drink that forms the base of many delicious cocktails.

You can follow the suggested recipes featured on the ‘Mix Me A Drink’ part of the site or better still, head to the interactive ‘Mix My Own’ section. Here you’ll be greeted by your very own braces and bow tie-wearing bartender – let’s call him Ramon. Take your pick from the selection of ingredients listed on the side of the page and Ramon will add your specified measure to his shaker (don’t dawdle, he gets pretty restless) and mixes your cocktail on screen.

To inspire you to put Ramon to the test, we have a Ballantine’s Brasil limited-edition cocktail kit to give away. All you have to do is go to devise your recipe, give it a name and share it with friends using the hashtag #BallantinesBrasil. The ‘mixologist’ who creates the best named cocktail, that fully encompasses the fusion of Scotland and Brazil, will be the winner. Simples.

Just go to and get Ramon to mix you a cocktail – with the creamy vanilla and perky citrus notes in Ballantine’s Brasil as the base, it’s guaranteed to be a hit.

Available in selected retailers in Spain, France, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Pacific Islands, Brazil, Hungary, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Romania and Austria, priced at €14.00 (currency dependent).


By entering this competition, you agree to the Terms and Conditions which can be found below.

“By entering this competition, you agree to the following terms and conditions of entry: You are of legal drinking age and entering from and resident of one of the eligible countries listed below.  The competition closes at 11.59pm on [31st March 2013]. To enter the competition, you must create a name for your cocktail made at and share it with friends using the hashtag #BallantinesBrasil. One winner will be randomly selected from all complete and correct entries. One entry per person, no bulk or third party entries. The prize is a Ballantine’s Brasil cocktail kit which includes a 70cl bottle of Ballantine’s Brasil. There is one prize to be won, and no cash or prize alternatives. No purchase necessary. The winning entry will be drawn at random from all valid entries received before the deadline. The winner will be notified by email and no responsibility is taken for incorrectly supplied email addresses. The winner must provide sufficient legal proof of age to The Cocktail Lovers (passport, drivers licence or as otherwise notified by them) as a condition of accepting the prize; and you will personally need to accept delivery of the prize from The Cocktail Lovers or Chivas Brothers Limited. We reserve the right to check proof of age on delivery as well. You give consent for Ballantine’s to use your name and photograph on Ballantine’s website/social media, in association with this competition. The Cocktail Lovers reserves the right to amend, vary or withdraw the Competition at any time owing to circumstances beyond its reasonable control. This competition will be governed by laws of England & Wales. The Promoter: The Cocktail Lovers, London.”

Countries eligible to enter the competition: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom.

Competition closes on 31st March 2014, the winner will be notified on 2nd April 2014.

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The Cocktail Lovers are Mr G and Ms S, a man and a woman who share a passion for cocktails. (We also happen to be married, so we’re cocktail lovers in more ways than one…)


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