Milouin invites the new protagonist of your “Me, product” section. A playful text in which a product or a living material is told in the first person in an impertinent, funny and poetic tone. Me, product.
Indeed, my dream measurements speak for me: up to six meters high, my wasp waist does not exceed six centimeters in diameter. And like any good self-respecting model, I am known worldwide.
My main producers are Brazil, India and China. I am mainly grown for the sugar that is extracted from my stems. Nowadays, I am no longer the only one to supply sugar, but I remain in the lead with almost 80% of world production.
Tropical plant, I can't stand the cold, but I have an insatiable need for water and sun. So after almost a year of intensive tanning, I am harvested and, quickly, I am brought back most often to a sugar factory where I will be treated so that I can offer all my riches.
But at what cost ?
My stems will be crushed until a liquid is obtained: cane juice or fresh cane juice. And that's where the miracle happens, because from this juice will be born agricultural rum, this cane "eau-de-vie".
After the fermentation and then the distillation of the vesou, you will obtain this alcohol, a must in most of your cocktails but also essential during this winter season when, as soon as the first chills of cold are felt, we will concoct a grog to reinvigorate yourself: a good rum, a little hot water, a squeeze of lemon juice and goodbye to toxins.
It would almost make you want to "cold" it!
Illustration: Pascal Drai