The Practical Hedonist
Our picks for connoisseurs on a budget.
You Want: A Culinary Tour of Vietnam ($8,000 and up)
What About: Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur ($33)
If you pine for the steamy tropical jungles, beaches and fragrantly spicy foods of Vietnam, once known as French Indochina, but can’t traverse the globe for a culinary tour with Absolute Travel or Artisans of Leisure, consider a taste of Domaine de Canton, an intoxicatingly perfumed French-made liqueur made with VSOP Cognac, ginger root and ginseng.
Domaine de Canton’s spicy ginger is sourced from small farms throughout Vietnam, where the French first fell in love with this refreshing combination of ginger and brandy during colonial times. It’s now a hit with bar chefs the world over who have created new and intriguing combinations with Canton, including hot chocolate, flutes of Champagne, Manhattans and Sidecars.
Pay tribute to the steamy spirit of Vietnam by popping in the Catherine Deneuve 1992 romantic movie classic, Indochine, while enjoying an Indochine Tonic.
Try this zesty Indochine Tonic recipe!
1 ounce Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
1 ounce Charbay Vodka
Tonic water to top
Lemon wedge, to squeeze
Combine Domaine de Canton and vodka in a glass with ice, then top it off with tonic water. Squeeze a lemon wedge into the glass.