2 dashes Peychaud Bitters
150 ml Soda Water
Lemon Zest Garnish
Pour 2 dashes of Peychaud Bitters into an empty tall glass then fill with cubed ice.
Carefully add 50ml of Twenty and top up with soda water.
Twist a strip of lemon peel over the top to release the oils and place on top of the drink as a garnish.
If calories are of concern, this version of a Pink Twenty contains less than 58Kcal.
Jigger or measure
Fruit knife or vegetable peeler (for lemon peel garnish)
Don’t be fooled by this drinks simplicity, with its hued electric pink appearance it carries a unexpected complexity when considering the sum of its parts. Peychaud Bitters aren’t readily available at every supermarket, but you’ll find them easily enough online and you’ll be glad you did.
Bitters are packed with flavour. A little goes a very long way! There are loads of other bitters out there to try. We specify Peychaud Bitters in this recipe as they create a fantastic pink hue and deliver a delicious anise flavour that combines so well with the botanical make up of Twenty.
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WITH A FEW SIMPLE TOOLS YOU”LL BE THE HOST OF THE TOWN
If you love your gadgets then you can go to town, but you absolutely do not have to. You can make great cocktails with not much more than a glass and a chopstick if you choose but a few key tools for your kitchen will help you along the way. Here are the things we have at home for our cocktail adventures:
The bigger the surface area to volume ratio the less your ice will water down the flavour of your drink. Think bigger is better. There are lots of ice trays and moulds out there that give you all kinds of shapes and sizes. Any old ice will do though to keep it cool!
This could be an heirloom from your great grandmother or any old mixing jug in the kitchen. Something to stir things up in.
Know what you are drinking. A 25ml unit of Twenty is half a unit of alcohol. Measuring is great, it puts you in control and it means you can make consistent, great tasting drinks.
One for every type of citrus fruit or a fork and a strong fist. Get out all that lovely juice and mix up some magic.
You will want to strain out the chunky bits that can get stuck in your teeth. There are lots of great strainers to choose from, but a sieve in your kitchen will do just fine.
You can make this with sugar and water and a hob, or you can pick some up at the shops. Either way, we recommend you have some to hand, it is key to a whole load of great drinks.
Add that bit of flourish and the zing of some citrus zest. Your potato peeler or a good sharp knife will work a treat.
We love bitters. There are so many out there to choose from or you can get really creative and make your own. Go for it and experiment to find the ones that you love to mix with Twenty.