Cocktail

Rhubarb and Custard
 

Rhubarb and Custard

Luxardo Amaretto

Ashley Harrison

17 Aug 2015
Via Website

Ingredients

  • 35ml Luxardo Amaretto
  • 15ml Gin
  • 1/2 lemon Squeeze of lemon
  • 3-4 drops Rhubarb bitters
  • 35ml Double cream
  • 10ml Vanilla syrup

La Famiglia Inspiration

I love a challenge, and during an interaction with a customer, we were discussing favourite puddings and mine is rhubarb crumble and custard. During my childhood, whenever we would go over to my Nana's for a Sunday dinner, she would always make her signature rhubarb crumble and custard dish, which of course was beautiful. During the conversation with the customer, it led onto making a promise to them that I would create a simple but elegant cocktail representing that taste as similar as I could. As the taste of crumble is hard to recreate using purely liquid within this drink, I decided to stay away from that and simply focus on the rhubarb and custard flavour in a palatable concoction which I feel has been accomplished with this drink. The reason for the name is plain and simple, it was created to represent the flavours of rhubarb and custard thus, I felt it should be a matter of saying what it is, on the tin and I hope you agree too.

Method

  • Fill a boston glass with cubed ice
  • Pour Gin, Ameretto, double cream, vanilla syrup, squeeze 1/2 a lemon, 3-4 drops of rhubarb bitters, into the boston
  • Shake hard and single strain into a martini glass
  • Garnish with a lemon on the side of the martini glass, with 2 small straws place agains't the age of the glass. Although during rhubarb season I would like to slice a rhubarb leaf stalk in half with a slit in the bottom to slide onto the side of the martini glass to enhance the flavour and allow the essence of the rhubarb flavour to be absorbed while the consumer is drinking it.
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