Melon and proscuitto cocktail

Il Pelle

Here is the interpretation of the girly drink by Lori Chiaradia from Montreal. Il Pelle is a strong cocktail featuring romeo’s gin X infused with prosciutto and vermouth infused with cantaloupe, amongst other delicious ingredients

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THIS COCKTAIL IS:

Ingredients

Cocktail: 

  • 2 oz of romeo’s gin X, Fat Washed infused with prosciutto
  • 1 oz of dry vermouth, cold-infused with cantaloupe seeds & peels.

Preparation: 

  • 375 ml (12.5 oz) of romeo’s gin X 
  • 250 ml (8 oz) of dry vermouth
  • 1 small cantaloupe (flesh, seeds & peels)
  • 30g of prosciutto
  • 100 ml of water
  • 2g of sugar
  • 2g of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of rice vinegar

Accessories

  • Coupe or Nick & Nora glass
  • Mixing Glass
  • Bar Spoon
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Ice
  • Small pan
  • Spatula
  • 2 Mason jars
  • Vacuum Machine 
  • Coffee filters
  • Parisian spoon
  • Tea spoon (optional)

Preparation

romeo’s gin X, fat washed with prosciutto

  • Heat 2 slices of prosciutto (about 30g) over medium heat to melt the fat and create a light coloration. 
  • Turn off the heat and allow the pan to cool.
  • Pour 375 ml of romeo’s gin X into the pan. 
  • Gently rub the bottom of the frying pan with a spatula to loosen the juices clumping at the bottom. 
  • Pour everything in a Mason jar, let infuse 24h in the fridge, then put in the freezer. 
  • When the fat has frozen on top of the mixture, filter the gin with a coffee filter.

Cold infused dry-vermouth with cantaloupe seeds and peels

  • Extract all the seeds from a small cantaloupe and take a quarter of its peel. 
  • In a Mason jar, mix the seeds, the peels and 250 ml (about 8 oz) of dry vermouth. 
  • Cold-infused, in the fridge for 24 hours.

Pickled Cantaloupe

  • Prepare the brine by mixing 100ml of water, 2g of sugar, 2g of salt and 1 teaspoon of rice vinegar. 
  • Form cantaloupe balls with a Parisian spoon.
  • Put the balls in the brine and compress them in a vacuum machine.

Cocktail: 

  • Fill a mixing glass with ice, add prosciutto fat washed gin and cantaloupe infused vermouth.
  • Stir with ice, then strain into a Nick & Nora glass or a coupe. 
  • Decorate with a ball of pickled cantaloupe, with a small tea spoon.

Meet Lori Chiaradia, a bartender from Montreal. Her cocktail creation was conceived as part of romeo's gin X 2021 campaign for International Women's Day .

Lori Chiaradia

Meet Lori Chiaradia, a bartender from Montreal. Her cocktail was conceived as part of romeo’s gin X 2021 campaign for International Women’s Day .

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