So there's a local restaurant that has a wide variety of cocktails and one of my favorites is #34. The menu lists it's ingredients as gin, butterfly rum, creme de violette, and Amaro Montenegro.
I've attempted asking the servers a few times, none of them seem to know. I did once ask one of the bartenders and she claimed she couldn't share the recipe. Most other times I've been there the bar seemed too busy for me to feel okay asking. I imagine there's probably some extra ingredients not listed here, but as an amateur mixologist (I think until I'm more experienced, "cocktail enthusiast" is a better term) I'd love to try to recreate this drink.
It's served in a coupe glass with a sprig of thyme for garnish. Any guesses where I might begin?
Also, this is my first venture into this subreddit. I'm going to scroll around and read some of your wisdom and recipes to get myself some new ideas. I currently only have experience at home making classic cocktails and following some recipes I've found online. I'd like to someday soon pick up a part time job as a barback, or a bartender if they'd trust me, to get some more experience doing these things.
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First off, this is a follow-on from this post. Long story short, my Earl Grey infused vodka is overinfused and too tannic. I solved the issue by using it as a secondary spirit so it’s diluted by the mix.
On to business. Does anybody ever do this? I like to mix up scale versions of cocktails in shot glasses, scaling down and ounce to a teaspoon, 1/2 oz to 1/2 tsp, etc. It’s great for figuring out the balance and for swapping in and out components. Here’s a picture!
Tonight I was working on this weird vodka infused with Earl Grey tea, and here’s what I came up with:
1.5 oz Beefeater gin 0.5 oz Earl Grey infused Smirnoff vodka (“rich”) 0.5 oz Aperol 0.75 oz lemon juice 0.75 oz eucalyptus honey syrup
Right now there are no instructions other than “scale down and mix in a shot glass!” :P However I would probably shake this drink with ice, not sure on vessel. A clear tea mug filled with ice might make this a fun rocks drink?
Here are some of the things I like about this drink:
The bitterness is the tea seems to blend nicely with the Aperol. I love layering similar flavors and this did the trick.
The herbal honey really blends with the tea/bergamot, calling to mind the homage drink of tea w/ honey.
Here are some things I tried and they didn’t work:
All vodka instead of gin: there was just something missing, and it was gin. :P
Ginger liqueur: it’s a good pairing with tea, but it was too spice for me in this drink.
Other simple syrups: nothing came close to the honey.
More Aperol: it totally overwhelmed the drink with bitterness.
Sweet vermouth: it didn’t clash, but it felt like an unnecessary sweetener for the sake of imitating a Negroni.
I hope the above was sort of interesting? Right now I’m looking for any tips to shore up the recipe (might be a little too dense?), a suggested vessel, and a name if you’ve got anything clever.
Bought a bottle of Elderflower liqueur recently. Anyone have any interesting and unique cocktail recipes using elderflower? I know it’s great in a white sangria but I’m looking to expand its use. Thanks for any input you have!