101 Best New Cocktails: Digidiva by Alex Kratena, Artesian, Langham Hotel, London, UK

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, November 15th, 2014 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2014

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Alex Kratena, Artesian, Langham Hotel, London, UK

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“What if cocktails were made in 3D & changed flavor as you drink them,” Alex Kratena.

40 ml (1.3 oz) Absolut ElyxDIGIDIVA

30 ml (1 oz) fino sherry

20 ml (.7 oz) Aqua di Cedro

20 ml (.7 oz) cypress syrup

15 ml (.5 oz) citric Acid Solution

100ml (3.3 oz) soda water

3 pcs seasonal botanicals, as garnishes

Stir all ingredients except the soda and the botanicals over ice.  Add the soda, strain into an appropriate vessel, and add the garnishes.

Citric Acid Solution

15ml (.5 oz) water

0.4 g citric acid

In nonreactive container combine water and citric acid, stir until dissolved and store in airtight container.

 Cypress Syrup

500g (2 cups) granulated sugar

250 ml (1 cup) water

5 drops cypress oil

In nonreactive container combine sugar with oil.  Place the mixture in pan, add the water and simmer over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.  Allow to cool to room temperature and store, refrigerated, in an airtight container.

gaz sez: What on earth could I say about this drink?  It’s way out of my league, as is Alex.  I no longer care that I can’t ever meet Jerry Thomas. I CAN say that Alex Kratena is a friend of mine.

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