101 Best New Cocktails: Garrigue by Karim Mehdi, SABA, Dublin, Ireland
Karim Mehdi, SABA, Dublin, Ireland
“This cocktail was inspired by the aromas and flavours of Garrigue (name in French écosystème growing around the Mediterranean Sea) in the south of France, where I spent my childhood. And it helped me get through the final 8 of Bacardi legacy 2015.” Karim Mehdi
20 ml (.66 oz) fresh lemon juice
15 ml (.5 oz) yellow Chartreuse
15 ml (.5 oz) orgeat
Pinch sea salt
1 lemon twist, as garnish
1 dried lavender sprig, as garnish
Shake over ice and fine-strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the garnishes.
gaz sez: Here’s a great example of a cocktail created by someone who knows how to perform simple marriage ceremonies without overdoing things. It’s a basic formula that comes together beautifully in the glass; the salt adds dimension to the drink, and the lavender is a fabulous aromatic garnish. Nice one, Karim.
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