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We won gold with our newly branded liqueur!

Posted by Lorna Scully on

We have unveiled a modernised brand identity for our Cranes cranberry and blood orange liqueur - that won a gold award! We rebranded to establish a more contemporary but crafted appearance to reflect the taste of the product; featuring gold foiled elements to maximise it’s WOW factor, and a soon-to-be redesigned gift box with an updated cocktail recipe list for the 35cl gift box. The liqueur will also now be available in a new 50cl bottle, which will prepare our brand as we develop more relationships with pubs and bars: whilst we continue to sell our 35cl bottle, predominantly through farm shops and deli...

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Win £100 worth of Cranes Liqueur!

Posted by Lorna Scully on

We’re looking to spread the word about our delicious drinks and we need YOUR help! We thought we’d give everyone who likes and follows us on Facebook the chance to win £100 of Cranes Liqueur! (That’s a lot of cocktails!) So, to be in for a chance of winning all you have to do is follow the rules below. We would very much appreciate any help in sharing the post to spread the word, however it is not a requirement for entry.   Good luck! Not sure what you would do with the liqueur if you won the prize? Check out...

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Announcing the Winner of the Cranes Cocktail Competition

Posted by Lorna Scully on

Cranberry and blood orange liqueur brand, Cranes, names Danilo Sassanelli (pictured above) of Soho based bar, Graphic Bar as the winner of their first cocktail competition. Competitors were challenged to create innovative cocktails that will ‘Paint the Town Red’, with the only specification that they included 20ml of Cranes Cranberry & Blood Orange Liqueur.  Danilo of Graphic Bar, London, triumphed over two other competitors in the final of the competition, which took place at the Prince of Wales, Brixton on 11th September.  The contest was judged by Tom Arnold, who also judged the WFA Flair Bartending World Championship; Sean Cambridge,...

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Bars Competing in the Cranes Cocktail Competition Announced

Posted by Lorna Scully on

Back in June, we announced our very first cocktail competition, whereby we started searching for mixologists to 'Paint the Town Red' and compete to win the cash prize and title of Cranes Brand Ambassador. With less then a week to go until our finale, which will be held at The Prince of Wales, Brixton, London, we thought there was no better time to introduce our 3 finalists. Firstly, to introduce our judges; Tom Arnold Sean Cambridge Ben Ritsema Dan Ritsema The bars competing will be;  Graphic Bar Located in Soho’s Golden Square, London, Graphic Bar is well known for being...

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Introducing the first ever Cranes Cocktail Competition!

Posted by Lorna Scully on

A brand new cocktail competition for bartenders and mixologists has been launched by our co-founders, Ben and Dan Ritsema, the creators of the Cranes Cranberry and Blood Orange Liqueur. We are set to run their “Paint the Town Red” campaign which will be aimed at the on-trade market in the coming months. Inspired by our love of cranberries, the liqueur is handcrafted in Cambridgeshire with the finest cranberries from Wisconsin USA, along with blood orange juice and orange rind and has an ABV of 20%. To show the diversity of the liqueur, we are inviting bartenders with a passion for...

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