101 Best New Cocktails: Minty Silk by Diana Haider, The Parlour , Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

by Gaz Regan · Saturday, September 7th, 2013 · 101 Best New Cocktails, 101 Best New Cocktails 2013

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Minty Silk

Adapted from a recipe by Diana Haider, The Parlour , Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland

3 barspoons of homemade lemon curd*Minty Silk

about 6 mintleaves

40 ml (1.33 oz) gin

15 ml (.5 oz) sugar

15 ml (.5 oz)fresh lemon juice

30 ml (1 oz) fresh orange juice

1 small edible flower, sprinkled with gold dust, as garnish.

Shake (hard) over ice and double strain into a double old-fashioned glass filled with one

*Lemon Curd

50 grams (2 oz) unsalted butter

110 (4 oz) granulated sugar

pinch of salt

2 eggs

1 egg yolk

juice and zest of 2 lemons

Melt the butter over a low heat, add the sugar, salt, lemon juice and the zests

Beat the eggs, add them to the other ingredients, and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until it gets velvety & thick.  Remove from the heat, allow to cool, and refrigerate.

gaz sez:   Okay, I cheated and used commercial lemon curd when I tested this one, but it was a really fine brand.  Honest.  Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller were the fine folk who told me about this drink—I think they sampled it at Diana’s bar in Germany, and let me tell you this: If I see a recipe that calls for both gin and lemon curd, it’s sure as hell going to get my attention.  This drink is nothing short of a masterpiece.  Well done, Diana.

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