Master of Cocktails I'm A Fun Guy

Right then everyone. Are we all ready for this week’s #MasterofCocktails?

We’re going somewhat off-piste this week, making a riff on the Boulevardier, but introducing massive Umami by firstly subbing the Campari for Cynar and secondly garnishing with a pickled Shiitake Mushroom, courtesy of the Pitt Cue Co. Cookbook.

The acid-umami it adds to the drink is truly wonderful, and transformative. If there was ever a cocktail for food…

Master of Cocktails Ingredients

You’ll be needing these…

List of Ingredients

So – first up into an ice-filled stirring glass is 40ml Smooth Ambler Old Scout 7 Year Old Bourbon.

Master of Cocktails Smooth Ambler Bourbon

Next, 30ml (and I know I’m messing with the ratios here) Cynar.

Master of Cocktails Cynar

Now 30ml Punt e Mes, then stir thoroughly for around a minute.

Master of Cocktails Punt e Mes

Now grab yourself a decent-looking Mushroom from the jar, and spear it with a cocktail stick. You’re going to want to take bites whilst you drink, and leaving it floating is not conducive to this.

Master of Cocktails Mushroom

Strain the drink over a Wintersmiths ice sphere… And add your garnish.

Master of Cocktails Pour

Finally, add a pipette of Bitter Bastards Black Truffle Bitters – Tuber Uncinatum.

Master of Cocktails Bitter Bastards

And serve. One of these days I’ll learn to make up the names for these before I finish them… Think we’ll call this ‘I’m a Fun Guy’. Good enough?

Master of Cocktails I'm A Fun Guy




Christ that’s good. You all need to make this.

Master of Cocktails I'm A Fun Guy

Here’s what we’ll be using for the upcoming #MasterofCocktails

Master of Cocktails Ingredients

Next week, you’ll be needing these…
Ginger, Passion Fruit, Mint, Soda Water, El Dorado 15 Year Old, Rumbullion! XO 15 Years Old and Merlet Crème de Melon Charentais.