101 Best New Cocktails: Fosbury Flip by Adam Elmegirab, Mim Bar & Lounge, Aberdeen, Scotland
Adapted from a recipe by Adam Elmegirab, Mim Bar & Lounge, Aberdeen, Scotland.
“Winning original Drambuie drink created for the Drambuie UK Cocktail Competition 2010. The drink was named after a mythical story I created whilst waiting to present my drinks, which revolved around Dick Fosbury’s favourite spirit being Drambuie, and his increased consumption of eggs due to being an athlete. Simon Difford and Jamie Stephenson were engrossed as I regaled them with this tale, before revealing the truth toward the end of my presentation. . . . Dick Fosbury was the creator of the Fosbury Flop, hence the link between eggs, Drambuie, and this drink name.” Adam Elmegirab.
50 ml (1.65 oz) Drambuie
25 ml (.83 oz) Bacardi 8 Años rum
1 large egg (preferably free range)
2 dashes Bittermens Xocolatl Mole bitters
5 ml (.17 oz) sugar syrup
Grind rock salt
Grind black pepper
Muddle the caraway seeds in a mixing glass, add the liquor and steep for 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and dry-shake for 5 seconds, then add ice and shake for a further 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled goblet.
gaz sez: The story of the Fosbury Flop is a good enough reason to make this drink, I believe. And when you do make it, get ready to be impressed. Caraway teases Drambuie elegantly here, and the salt and pepper are a master-stroke. Nicely conceived, Adam.
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