Cocktail brand Funkin has added two new fruit purées to its Funkin Pro range.
Pink guava purée and apriconilla fleur de sel – a blend of apricots, vanilla and Fleur de Sel sea salt – will be available from this month, giving the on-trade the opportunity to create unique cocktails to satisfy consumer demand for increasingly exotic and fruity flavours.
Funkin Pro Pink Guava Pureé is made from high-quality Brazilian pink guava to create a sweet, tropical and aromatic flavour. A difficult ingredient to source fresh due to its short shelf life and tendency to get damaged easily, the pink guava’s qualities are captured and maintained in Funkin’s pureé. This new addition to the range offers a consistent, hassle-free solution to delivering cocktails with this distinctly tropical fruit flavour.
Apriconilla fleur de sel will offer consumers a balance between sweet and salty.
With consumer interest in sweet and salty flavour combinations growing, Funkin Pro apriconilla fleur de sel Pureé offers a delicate blend of Madagascan bourbon vanilla, the sweetest French apricots and a touch of Fleur de Sel. The pureé, with its unique sweet and salty notes, allows the on-trade to create innovative cocktails by using only the finest ingredients, the company said. It is also ideal for achieving depth of flavour in simple classics such as bellinis.
Funkin managing director Andrew King said: “With the launch of our Funkin Pro pureés, pink guava and apriconilla fleur de sel, we are enabling our customers to have access to fresh, exotic fruits year-round. These unique and tropical flavours will spark bartenders’ creativity and enable them to develop new and innovative cocktails.
“Innovation is at the heart of every new product we launch and these new pureés will deliver sales in the on-trade at a time when consumer demand for fruity and unique cocktails continues to grow.”
The two new Funkin Pro pureés are available in cases of five 1kg pouches with a 12-month shelf life. They can also be frozen.
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