Tuesday, July 22, 2014

visionary cocktail

40 mL Vodka (1 1/2 oz Beefeater Gin)
2 tsp Fernet Branca (1/3 oz)
2 tsp Cinnamon Syrup (1/3 oz BG Reynolds)
3 tsp Lime Juice (1/2 oz)
3 tsp Egg White (1 full Egg White)

Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with 2 dash chocolate bitters (homemade).

Last Tuesday, I opened up World's Best Cocktails and spotted an interesting recipe from Russia in the vodka section. Despite my partial Russian heritage, I decided to alter the recipe and use my favorite flavored vodka in its place -- gin! The Visionary Cocktail was crafted by Roman Milotivy at Chinaya Tea & Cocktails in Moscow, and the herbal and spice elements in the mix seemed like the would work even better with gin.
The Visionary Cocktail shared chocolate and anise aromas from the bitters garnish. A creamy lime sip gave way to gin's and Fernet Branca's botanical notes with a lingering cinnamon finish. While the drink prospered with gin for my palate, the Visionary Cocktail would probably be superb with a dark aged rum.

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