Cocktail: Audre | Bartender: Emma Osmond

Meet, Audre. A tipple born from a collaboration with my close friend, and powerhouse of a social media manager/photographer Mona. Attached to this spiced libation is a poem from her days touring North America as a spoken word poet and finding her black identity in her own way. A libation as unique as her, and audre would only do to celebrate, and learn this February. The flavors for this cocktail are inspired from Mona’s cultural background of North Africa, and I’m excited for you to see how beautifully they marinate together.

Cocktail: Audre | Bartender Atlas

Photo: Mona Mousa

0.75 oz Espolon Blanco
0.75 oz Gran Centenario Añejo
0.5 oz Yellow Chartreuse
1.25 oz Pickled Lemon Cordial*

Shaken, double strain into your fave coupe! Garnish a poem or some words of what this month means to you.

*Pickled Lemon Cordial
4-6 supremed lemon slices
3/4 cup honey
1/4 white sugar
1/4 white wine vinegar
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 tablespoon coriander
1/2 tablespoon cumin seed
1-2 star anise
1/4 tablespoon paprika
4-6 cloves
1-2 cinnamon sticks
a dash of saffron, and heavy dusting of nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in vacuum-sealed bag and leave in sous-vide at 165F for 2-3 hour, or let simmer in saucepan on low for 1 hour. Strain out spices and put in a resealable container.

Emma Osmond
I’m the bar manager at a no-tip structure, full service restaurant & wine bar. I get inspired by colour Pantones, aromas, and in season ingredients for my cocktails, and love to discover different spirits. Love the flavour journey, through different methods and textures. Finding the perfect balance of unlikely paired ingredients is a puzzle I love to solve. However, besides the technical, and creative side of bartending I love to connect with people over a great cocktail, or glass of wine or fino sherry. Hospitality truly is the heart of this all, and building trust with your guest to create a unique experience. Make their night out count. Be authentic. Laugh. Drink. (responsibly)
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