Hi there folks. If you tuned into the @MasterOfMalt Twitter feed on Sunday night for another edition of #MasterofCocktails, you may have noticed it was a bit late. Sorry about that. Been doing a spot of flooring. My whole house smells like young Bourbon. I quite like it.
Right then. Onto today’s cocktail. This’n’s called ‘Flower Arranging with Mr Gumby’. Reasons for the name will become apparent very soon.
You’ll be needing these…
List of Ingredients
- 40ml of The Botanist Islay Dry Gin
- 30ml of Belsazar Vermouth Rosé
- 15ml of Lanique Rose Petal Liqueur Spirit
- A single barspoon of St Germain Elderflower Liqueur
- 5 drops of Bitter Bastards Lavender Bitters
- A Lemon
- A Stem of Dried Lavender
To start, we’re going to take 40ml of The Botanist Islay Dry Gin.
Next up – 30ml Belsazar Vermouth Rosé. Cracking stuff this.
Following this, 15ml Lanique Rose Petal Liqueur Spirit.
Now just a single barspoon (about 2.5ml) St Germain Elderflower Liqueur. Any more would be overpowering…
Finally, 5 drops of Bitter Bastards Lavender Bitters.
Pop it all into a stirring glass with a handful of ice, and give it a good long stir.
Now to prepare the garnish. I’ve got a stem of dried lavender here.
I’m going to use this as a carrier for lemon-zest, as I don’t want to float it on the drink (again with the overpowering).
So – express the lemon over the lavender flower:
The spatter on the board shows you just how much oil a single squeeze yields.
Strain the drink into a chilled coupette…
Garnish with the lemon-spritzed lavender…
And serve. Cheers all. Don’t have too many, or your brain will hurt.
Here’s what we’re going to be using for the upcoming #MasterofCocktails.
An amendment to the above – I’ve changed my mind. Not Angostura. These. Definitely these.