Yesterday we met Samantha Rogers, bartender at the Hotel Valley Ho's Café Zuzu. Today she shares with us the recipe for the Elderfire, a drink she invented for a mixology competition held by Bombay Sapphire.
"I went in a classic direction," Rogers says. "With all the botanicals in gin and with the elderflower being so floral, it's going to go pretty well together."
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It's a cocktail in which you can taste the booze, which is how Rogers likes it.
A martini is traditionally just liquor, so I go dirty or with a twist. Now we're doing all these crazy things where a martini has 13 ingredients, but you shouldn't alter the taste of the alcohol so much. That's why I chose to go with the elderflower -- it enhances the gin, but doesn't overpower it.
2 oz. Bombay Sapphire gin
1 oz. Crème de Mure blackberry liqueur
1 oz. St. Germain elderflower liqueur
½ oz. white wine
How to make it:
Muddle a few raspberries in the bottom of a shaker. Pour in some ice as well as all the liquid ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass.