Popeye Perfection

Popeye Perfection

There are many different ways of making cocktails: stirring, blending, building, throwing, layering and of course the most famous – shaking! Traditionally you may well shake a cocktail with ice and then strain it over fresh cubed ice, therefore throwing away the first lot of ice. In Helen’s drink, I decided to give the ice machine at work a break and use half the amount of ice. This is achieved by using the shaken ice in the final drink. As an ecological output, it means that over time the ice machine is using less water, less electricity and requires less regular service intervals too!

UNITS OF ALCOHOL 1.2

KCAL 68

ALCOHOL VOLUME 2.30%

COCKTAIL FLAVOUR PROFILE

Citrus Earthy Floral Pine Spicy
ingredients

Ingredients

  • 25ml Bombay Sapphire
  • 10ml MARTINI Extra Dry
  • 15ml Bottlegreen Aromatic Ginger & Lemongrass Cordial
  • 35ml eager cloudy apple juice
  • 8 spinach leaves
  • 1 large drop of British rapeseed oil
  • 1 medium sized pinch of cumin dust
glassware and barware

Glassware & Barware

  • Nick & Nora glass – chilled or frozen
  • Boston cocktail shaker
  • Hawthorne & fine strainers
  • Muddler
  • Measuring device

Method

stir creativity

Step

1

Muddle 7 spinach leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker

Step

2

Add the gin & muddle again before adding all ingredients plus cubed ice

Step

3

Shake really well then fine strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass

Step

4

Add a large drop of rapeseed oil to the top of the cocktail then a sprinkling of cumin dust

5

Finish with the eighth spinach leaf stuck with rapeseed oil to the inside of the glass

bartenders top tips

Bartender top tips

I was fascinated when interviewing Chris for his future menu cocktail as he has a real passion for Thai food. I’d never created a Thai-style cocktail before so instantly accepted the challenge! It just shows that you can’t work on your own, you need great people around you for inspiration and to take your mind on new journeys. Next time you meet a new person, or group of people, take it as an opportunity to enrich your creative flow, push the boundaries and invent a brand new drinking experience.

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