top left: The Darkest Hour; bottom left: The Shape of Water; top right: Get Out
The Darkest Hour
In a nutshell: About Churchill and WWII.
"The four essentials in life are hot baths, cold champagne, new peas, and old brandy" -Winston Churchill
.5 oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac
.25 oz mandarin shrub*
Your favorite Champagne
Shake Cognac and shrub and strain into Champagne Flute. Top off with Champagne.
Garnish with mandarin orange wheel.
*see "Asian Flush" post.
The Shape of Water
In a nutshell: Edward Scissorhands meets Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Key lime pie in a glass
1.5 oz Journeyman Bilberry Black Hearts Gin
1.5 oz lime cordial*
Orange blossom whipped cream*
Shake and strain into coupe.
Garnish with whipped cream and lime zest.
* lime cordial
1 cups lime juice
1.25 cup sugar
zest of 2 limes
pinch of salt
Heat in sauce pan on medium, do not boil. Stir sugar until dissolved. Cool, strain, then refrigerate.
*orange blossom whipped cream
1 cup whipping cream
1 Tbls sugar
1/2 tsp orange blossom flower water
Whip all ingredients together.
In a nutshell: Don't trust white yuppies.
Based on a old fashioned plantation punch.
.75 oz Malahat spiced rum
.75 oz Plantation 3 Stars white rum
.5 oz Dramboui
2 oz pineapple juice
.75 oz pure cranberry juice
.25 oz agave
1 dash of Fee Brothers Old Fashioned Bitters
Shake and strain into collins glass.
Garnish with a edible pansy flower.