101 Best New Cocktails: La Croix Elixir by Humberto Marques, 1105 Cocktail Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, September 1st, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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La Croix Elixir

Adapted from a recipe by Humberto Marques, 1105 Cocktail Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark.

“The motto of the Carthusian monks is Stat crux dum volvitur orbis, which is latin for “The Cross is steady while the world is turning.”  Like the monks motto, the world is turning, while this drink is steady.  It has a special blend of two herbal liqueurs, also made by monks from a secret recipe.

“A truly apothecary and sour style cocktail where herbs and spices are pairing perfectly together. These herbs and spices add to the fresh and floral G’Vine gin.  The citrus notes of fresh lime, pineapple syrup and pineapple sage balances overall the cocktail. To top it off the addition egg whites gives a silky smooth taste sensation.

“La Croix Elixir will make your world spin.”La Croix Elixir - Copy

60 ml (2 oz) G’Vine  gin

15 ml (.5 oz) Green Chartreuse

15 ml (.5 oz) Bénédictine

4 Pineapple sage leafs

30 ml (1 oz) Pineapple syrup

30 ml (1 oz) fresh lime juice

1 dash of egg white

2 drops of chocolate bitters

1 pineapple-sage sprig, as garnish.

Dry shake; shake again over ice, and strain into a small chilled wine goblet.   Add the garnish.

gaz sez:  It took balls to use both Chartreuse and Bénédictine in the same glass, and though I’ve seen this done before, I’ve never seen it pulled off quite so elegantly.  Perhaps it’s the G’Vine that pulls everything together?  And the sage leaves don’t hurt, either.  Another nice one, Humberto!

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