20ml Cocchi Americano
7ml White Cacao Liqueur
2.5ml Poire Williams Pear liqueur
1 Dash Peychaud Bitters
2 Dash Malic Acid Solution
Pour all of the ingredients into a mixing glass.
Fill with cubed ice and gently stir for approximately 20 seconds.
Using your Julep Strainer, strain into an ice cubed filled double Old Fashioned Glass.
Twist a strip of lemon peel over the drink and discard.
If you have it, use a large clear block of ice for this drink.
Jigger or measure
Double Old Fashioned Glass
Dasher bottle (for Malic Acid solution)
Chelsea Bailey, Manager of the world-famous Happiness Forgets, has generously provided us with this light version of her delicate and delicious sipper. Inspired by The Claridge Cocktail, the White Orchard is a brilliant introduction to Martini style drinks.
With this classic style drink you start to get an understanding of how a little can be a lot. When making drinks like this each ingredient has the potential to make or break your drink. It’s easier to miss pour 2.5ml than it is 10ml so it might be easier to make this as a batched cocktail. Or, if you have a decent set of digital scales, put your mixing glass on the scale and build your drink by weight instead of using the measure/jigger. Malic Acid solution is made of 1g Malic Acid to 10g water, stir until the acid is dissolved.
CREATE YOUR HOME BAR
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.