Ben Blair, bar manager Corner House had trouble kicking me out at closing time when I got so addicted to this silky and elegant yet complex cocktail I wanted a intravenous cocktail infusion instead of a glass. The next best thing, I could actually do, was to get the recipe.
45ml Johnnie Walker Gold
20ml lemon juice
15ml cherry/citrus shrub*
5ml Lagavulin rinse
Shake and strain into Lagavulin rinsed glass.
How to make cherry/citrus shrub*
100g caster sugar
zest of 3 lemons
Muddle all together and let sit for 5 days, stirring regularly, to create cherry oleo sacchurum. Strain through cheese cloth. For every 150ml of oleo sacchurum, add 60ml apple cider vinegar and 20ml aged balsamic vinegar. Let sit for 1 week and it’s ready to go!