Day 5 Winner: Meet Me Under the Mistletoe - Durham Distillery

Day 5 Winner: Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

2020 Day 5 "12 Days of Cocktails" Cocktail Winner
Recipe by Catherine

  • 1 ½ oz Brown Butter Fat Washed American Dry Gin*
  • ½ oz Pine Clove simple syrup**
  • ½ oz Fresh Lemon Juice   
  • 3 dashes angostura bitters  
  • Seltzer to top  
  • Smoked Sugar pine*** and lemon twist to garnish    

Directions:  Light the end of sugared pine*** on fire and cover with coupe glass for 30s.  Add all ingredients except the seltzer into a mixing glass with ice and stir well. 
Strain into the coupe glass over ice. Top with the seltzer. 
Garnish with a lemon twist and the smoked sugared pine sprig.    

*Brown Butted Fat Washed American Dry Gin: 30 g Unsalted Butter  * 1 750 ml bottle American Dry Gin  -In a pan cook butter on low until brown.  -Pour the butter into Gin and infuse for 1 hour shaking every 10 minutes.  -Freeze for 5 hours then strain.   

 **Pine Clove Simple Syrup:  In a medium pot add 1/4 cup roughly chopped conifer tips and 5 whole cloves to 1 cup boiling water and 1 cup granulated sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves, remove heat and let cool for 30 minutes. Strain into a sealable container and refrigerate.

***Set pine aside in granulated sugar and allow to dry

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