Global Patent Index - EP 0873056 A4

EP 0873056 A4 2003-06-18 - FROZEN COCKTAILS MADE FROM A FLAVOR CONCENTRATE

Title (en)

FROZEN COCKTAILS MADE FROM A FLAVOR CONCENTRATE

Title (de)

Gefrorene Cocktails aus Geschmackskonzentrat

Title (fr)

COCKTAILS GLACES A BASE DE CONCENTRE D'AROMES

Publication

EP 0873056 A4 (EN)

Application

EP 96915569 A

Priority

  • US 9606442 W
  • US 43673895 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9637120A1] A liquid frozen cocktail concentrate has a solid content, preferably entirely carbohydrates, such that when it is frozen in a freezer compartment of a conventional refrigerator, it is frozen to a solid, but softly ("quiescently") frozen. A suitable solid content produces a measured Brix value, measured on a disacharride scale, in the range of 10 DEG to 25 DEG . The solid content preferably consists of 1) pure or artificial flavors, particularly natural fruit juice and fruit fiber and 2) a sweetener, whether a natural sugar, or a high potency sweetener, or some combination thereof. The process includes producing such a concentrate, freezing such a concentrate to a quiescently frozen state, and mechanically blending it, e.g. using a conventional home food blender, with liquid diluent added in a weight ratio (w/w) of 1:1 to 3:1 frozen solid to liquid, and preferably in the range 1:1 to 2:1. For cocktails, the diluent is preferably a mixture of water and a distilled 80 proof distilled spirit in a volume ratio (v/v) of 2:1 to 4:1 water to spirit. The Brix of the concentrate can vary from 10 DEG to 25 DEG , but for most drink types is in the range of 16 DEG to 22 DEG , and preferably 18 DEG to 21 DEG . The Brix of the blended, finished cocktail is in the range of 9.0 DEG to 15.0 DEG , but for most drink types is preferably in the range of 11.0 DEG to 13.5 DEG .

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A23L 2/00; A23G 9/02; A23G 9/04; A23L 2/385; A23L 3/36; C12G 3/04; C12G 3/06; C12G 3/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

C12G 3/04 (2006.01); A23G 9/04 (2006.01); A23G 9/32 (2006.01); A23G 9/42 (2006.01); A23L 2/00 (2006.01); A23L 2/52 (2006.01); A23L 2/60 (2006.01); C12G 3/00 (2006.01); C12G 3/06 (2006.01); C12G 3/12 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A23G 9/42 (2013.01); A23G 9/045 (2013.01); C12G 3/005 (2013.01); C12G 3/06 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB GR IT PT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9637120 A1 19961128; AU 5731696 A 19961211; CA 2220512 A1 19961128; EP 0873056 A1 19981028; EP 0873056 A4 20030618; JP H11511006 A 19990928; MX 9708526 A 19980830

INPADOC legal status


2005-04-06 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040928

2004-06-30 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20040517

2004-02-25 [RBV] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES (CORRECTION)

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB GR IT PT

2003-06-18 [A4] DESPATCH OF SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20030508

2003-06-18 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7A 23L 2/00 A

2003-06-18 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7A 23L 3/36 B

2003-06-18 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7C 12G 3/06 B

2003-06-18 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7C 12G 3/10 B

2003-06-18 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7A 23G 9/04 B

2003-06-18 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7A 23G 9/02 B

2003-06-18 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7C 12G 3/04 B

2003-06-18 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- IPC: 7A 23L 2/385 B

1998-10-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19980224

1998-10-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE FR GB GR IT PT