Nick & Nora
40ml ROKU Gin
20ml Luxardo infused with cherries and plums
10ml cherry syrup
15ml lemon citrate
10ml creme de violettes
THE STORY BEHIND THE COCKTAIL NAME
I wanted to do a twist on a classic, and so I thought I should lean in to the rich flavor that tends itself towards an aviation. This is the best take on an aviation that I can currently create, and so I call it the Concorde. I allowed Luxardo to steep in cherries, plums, and a small amount of ginger (to highlight the ROKU Gin) for three days, then simmered the cherries and plums down separately to create cherry and plum syrups. To minimise wastage, I created a lemon citrate to preserve the juice. This sweetens it, so I added citric acid to control the sour profile. I wanted to use the spice in the ROKU Gin to it's fullest extent, and really highlight the gin aspect of the aviation, while drawing out the cherry tones to their fullest extent. For this cocktail, I have used only B-Grade produce, and not a single portion has been wasted. The cherries and plums were frozen, then steeped, then simmered into syrups for later usage. The lemons were turned into a citrate, and their rind used to create a perfume for other drinks.