Apple Gummy bear
50ml Maker's Mark
20ml Sour apple cordial
10ml Miso ‘caramel’ (made from caramelised apple pIth)
80ml Clarified apple juice
20ml Cucumber water
To fill glass with Cucumber ice cubes
Combine bourbon and miso ‘caramel’ in glass. Carbonate other ingredients. Add cucumber ice and top with carbonated soda.
THE STORY BEHIND THE COCKTAIL NAME
What are the two most unsustainable ingredients behind every bar? Two of the ingredients that we use the most - limes and water. Thinking about this, I wanted to see if I could spin a classic cocktail - in this case the Bourbon Rickey - without utilising either ingredient. What’s a tart ingredient that isn’t pineapple? Apple. Boom, whiskey and apple meets a Rickey. We take the tartness of in season apples and their high malic acid content to substitute for fresh lime, while a miso caramel made from apple offcuts provides the texture that a freshly muddled lime provides. Carbonating a juice that has been lightly salted plays the part of soda water, whilst the dilution comes from big ice cubes and cucumber water - a leftover from garnishing hundreds of other-brand-name and tonics. Most importantly, this take on a Rickey highlights the best bits of Makers Mark - its gentle fruit notes and caramelised vanilla. Bring the mash up back?