Bubbly cocktail with orgeat

romeo’s penthouse

romeo's penthouse is a cocktail with romeo's gin and orgeat syrup created by Stephane Duval from Field Guide in Halifax.

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THIS COCKTAIL IS:

The inspiration for this cocktail comes directly from the beautiful piece of artwork by Jason Botkin. I wanted to translate the ocean theme and the dynamic movement found in the art into my cocktail. Therefore, when I prepare it for guests at the bar I will be using the throwing technique to really showcase this movement. Additionally, my choice of aromatic bubbles as a garnish and the blue colour of the cocktail further plays into this same theme. I hope that folks will have just as much fun drinking this cocktail as I had preparing it!

Ingredients

Cocktail (Makes 2 cocktails)

  • 3 ½ oz of romeo’s gin
  • 1 ½ oz of orgeat syrup*
  • 1 ¼ oz of fresh lemon juice
  • 5 dashes of lavender bitters
  • Agar-agar
  • Blue food coloring
  • Garnish: Lavender bubbles*

Orgeat syrup

  • 3 oz of almonds
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • 3 to 5 dashes of orange blossom water

Lavender bubbles:

  • 30 g of egg white
  • 30 g of water
  • 3 g of sugar
  • 6 dashes of lavender bitters

Accessories

  • Coupe glass
  • Jigger
  • Shaker
  • Cocktail strainer
  • Cocktail sieve
  • Ice
  • Blender
  • Cheese cloth
  • Fish tank pump
  • Bowl
  • Saucepan
  • Whisker
  • Sieve

Preparation

Cocktail

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  • In a separate pot, measure one part of water (approximately 2 oz).
  • Add 0.1% of the total weight of liquid (water + cocktail) of agar-agar to the water in the pot. Heat up the water and agar-agar mixture while continuously whisking.
  • When the agar-agar is fully incorporated, take off the heat and slowly add in your cocktail batch while continuing to whisk.
  • Put your mixture in the freezer for 2 hours to set.
  • Once set, strain through cheesecloth (or linen cloth). Voilà! Your batch of cocktail has been clarified and is ready to drink!
  • Add a miniscule amount of neon blue food coloring to achieve the desired blue colour (optional).

Orgeat syrup*

  • Soak the almonds in hot water to soften them (30 to 45 minutes).
  • Strain almonds.
  • In a blender add your almonds and 1 cup fresh cold water. Blend until no large pieces remain.
  • Strain your nut milk through a cheesecloth.
  • Add an equal amount (by weight) of sugar to nut milk.
  • Blend until smooth and fully dissolved.
  • Add 3 to 5 dashes of orange blossom water to aromatize your orgeat.

Lavender Bubbles**

  • Combine egg whites, water, sugar, and lavender bitters in a saucepan. Whisk until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Using a fish tank pump, pass bubbles through your mixture

Inspired by

Freak Lunchbox

By Jason Botkin

Freak Lunchbox by Jason Botkin is the mural behind romeo’s gin edition 07.

romeo's gin edition 07 mural Freak Lunchbox
mixologist Stephane Duval

Stephane Duval

Stéphane is a francophone bartender currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has worked in a variety of cocktail bars in eastern Canada and is now the lead bartender at Field Guide. He takes great care in preparing his cocktails and has a deep respect for the classics. That being said, he is always very excited to discover new and exciting ingredients or techniques to incorporate into his cocktail creations. When he’s not mixing cocktails, you can find him at the rock-climbing gym or behind the camera capturing beautiful images of food and drink.

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