Crème Brûlée Cocktail and Soli Gin

Did you know that the 27th of July 2023 is National Crème Brûlée Day?

No? We didn’t either! So many days are national or international days. Yet, Soli Gin? Well, that’s every day.

Experience the epitome of Cypriot indulgence with a Soli Gin Crème Brûlée Cocktail, a delightful fusion of the beloved national favourite, Soli Gin, and the classic dessert-inspired drink. Heighten your taste buds with the rich creaminess of crème brûlée, harmoniously paired with the unique botanical notes of Soli Gin, resulting in a truly captivating and distinctively Cypriot libation.

Treat yourself and your guests to the ultimate blend of flavours as you savour the luxurious Soli Gin Crème Brûlée Cocktail.

Crème Brûlée Cocktail by Soli Gin, Cyprus

Using a culinary torch, gently caramelize the sugar until it forms a beautiful golden crust on the surface


  • 2 oz / 60 ml Soli Gin (a popular Cyprus gin)
  • 1 oz / 30 ml vanilla liqueur
  • 1 oz / 30 ml caramel syrup
  • 2 oz / 60 ml heavy cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Ice cubes
  • Sugar (for caramelizing)
  • Lemon twist or vanilla pod (for garnish)


  1. Combine the Soli Gin, vanilla liqueur, caramel syrup, heavy cream, and egg yolk in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add a handful of ice cubes to the shaker and shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds until the mixture is thoroughly combined and chilled.
  3. Strain the cocktail into a chilled martini glass, allowing tiny ice shards to remain in the shaker.
  4. To create the signature crème brûlée touch, sprinkle a thin, even layer of sugar over the top of the cocktail.
  5. Using a culinary torch, gently caramelize the sugar until it forms a beautiful golden crust on the surface, infusing the cocktail with a delightful caramel aroma. If you don’t have a torch, you can achieve a similar effect by placing the cocktail under a broiler, but keep a close eye to avoid overheating.
  6. Enhance the visual appeal of your Soli Gin Crème Brûlée Cocktail by garnishing it with a twist of lemon or a vanilla pod, paying homage to the spirit of Cyprus.
  7. Serve immediately and relish the sumptuous blend of Soli Gin and crème brûlée flavours in every exquisite sip.

The Soli Gin Crème Brûlée Cocktail invites you to savour the essence of Cyprus, bringing together the nation’s cherished gin and the iconic crème brûlée in a glass of pure indulgence.

As you enjoy this exceptional drink, remember to do so responsibly and in moderation, appreciating the unique character of Soli Gin with every sip. Cheers to an extraordinary fusion that will leave a lasting impression on your palate and heart, celebrating the spirit of Cyprus in a truly unforgettable way.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Crème Brûlée Origins

1. What is the origin of Crème Brûlée?
Also known as “burnt cream,” has a disputed origin. Some culinary historians believe it originated in France, while others claim it has English or Spanish roots. The earliest known reference to a dessert resembling Crème Brûlée dates back to a 17th-century French cookbook, “Le Cuisinier Royal et Bourgeois.” However, similar custard desserts from around the same period can be found in English and Spanish cookbooks

2. Was the dessert always called by this name?
No, the dessert was not always known as Crème Brûlée. In its early forms, it was referred to by different names, such as “burnt cream” or “creme anglaise au caramel” in French, which translates to “English cream with caramel.”

3. How did it get its iconic burnt sugar crust?
The name “Crème Brûlée” directly translates to “burnt cream,” the iconic burnt sugar crust is achieved by sprinkling granulated sugar on top of the custard and then caramelizing it using a culinary torch or broiler. This step adds a delightful contrast of textures and flavours to the creamy dessert.

4. Which country claims to have invented Crème Brûlée?

France, England, and Spain all claim to have played a role in creating this fabulous dessert, making its origin somewhat ambiguous. Each country has its own variations of the dessert, contributing to the uncertainty of its birthplace.

5. How did Crème Brûlée become popular worldwide?
It gained popularity in the late 20th century as French cuisine, and its iconic desserts became more prominent in international culinary circles. The widespread appeal of this delectable dessert, with its rich, creamy texture and contrasting caramelized sugar crust, contributed to its popularity in restaurants and homes worldwide.

6. Are there regional variations of Crème Brûlée?
Various countries and regions have put their twist, incorporating local flavours and ingredients. For instance, in Spain, a similar dessert called “Crema Catalana” is made with a custard flavoured with lemon or cinnamon. In Italy, a version known as “Crema Bruciata” is enjoyed.

7. Is Crème Brûlée challenging to make at home?

While the process may seem intimidating, it is relatively simple at home. The key is to follow the recipe carefully and have patience when caramelizing the sugar crust to achieve that perfect crack with a spoon.

8. Can Crème Brûlée be made in advance?
Yes, it can be prepared in advance. You can make the custard and keep it refrigerated until ready to serve. However, it’s best to caramelize the sugar just before serving to maintain the crust’s crispness.

9. Is Crème Brûlée always served in individual ramekins?
Traditionally, it is served in individual ramekins. Still, some recipes may use larger dishes or bowls for a communal-style presentation. The individual servings add an elegant touch and make achieving the perfect caramelized crust on each serving easier.

10. What are some popular variations of Crème Brûlée?
Besides the classic vanilla-flavoured popular variations include chocolate, coffee, fruit-infused, and even savoury versions featuring ingredients like cheese or herbs. Chefs and home cooks experiment with different flavours to create unique twists on this timeless dessert.

The Soli Gin Crème Brûlée Cocktail invites you to savour the essence of Cyprus

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