Ode to Aud

Every now and again, it’s nice to relax with a gourmet drink.  Sure, a beer, glass of wine or a simple mixed drink is nice, but there is a type of culinary excellence and gastronomic pleasure that comes from sitting down with a well crafted, gourmet drink.
This drink recipe was crafted by Naomi Schimek, mixologist at The Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Called the Ode to Aud, this drink is a manifestation of a love of Japanese green tea-infused Millers Gin and lavender foam. This drink is simple enough to craft after a long day at work yet elegant enough to transport your mind to a posh, private club. Relax and enjoy!

 

Ode to Aud
Mixologist Naomi Schimek of The Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel – Los Angeles, CA
Yield: 1 Cocktail

INGREDIENTS
Jasmine Foam:
8 ounces egg white
2 ounces lemon
2 ounces simple syrup
2 ounces Everclear
10 drops jasmine oil
To Assemble and Serve:
2 ounces Miller’s gin, infused with Japanese cherry green tea
¾ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce simple syrup
¼ ounce green Chartreuse
Ice
1 pansy
METHOD
For the Jasmine Foam:
Add the egg white, lemon, simple syrup, Everclear, and jasmine oil to a whip cream dispenser, shake, and charge with 2  N20 charges.
To Assemble and Serve:
Shake the gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, and Chartreuse with ice and strain into a coupe. Top with Jasmine Foam. Garnish with a pansy.

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