Cocktail: Just Like a River | Bartender: Kate Chernoff

The inspiration for my cocktail was the River Teith; the powerful river which fuels Deanston’s distillery. The river is symbolic of Deanston’s ambition and community, as well as a symbol for the need to progress and move forward in our industry. Naming my cocktail “Just like a River” represents my dedication to bettering my community through my collaboration with Good Night Out and the medium of Deanston.

Cocktail: Just Like a River | Bartender Atlas

2oz Deanston Virgin Oak
1.75oz River Deep Cordial*
4.25oz Club Soda

In a chilled highball glass, add large clear ice cubes up to the wash line. Pour over ice 4oz fresh & chilled soda, 2oz River Deep Cordial, and 2oz Deanston Virgin Oak. Very gently lift ice up and down with a bar spoon to incorporate. Garnish with Island Aroma** atomizer spray. Gently release oils from a dill sprig by rolling the spring between your hands, then add it to the drink with a straw. Enjoy responsibly.

*River Deep Cordial:
To a sous vide / sealable bag, add:
80g lemon peels
40g lime peels
20g orange peels
40g blanched & slivered almonds
4 cloves
10g grated ginger
600g honey
300g water
30g malic acid
Seal, then sous vide at 70 degrees Celsius for 1 hour. Fine strain, label, and store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks. Yield: 30 oz

**Island Aroma Spray:
In a sanitized container, add:
60ml room temperature water,
1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil,
1 tsp / 5ml vanilla extract,
1 tsp / 5ml maldon salt, and
1 tsp / 5ml cane sugar.
Stir to combine, then funnel into an atomizer. Label and store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks.

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