Cocktail: Quick Thrills | Bartender: Emma Osmond

Inspired by ingredients from a local Latin food store. Mi Tienda Latina always has something interesting in store. Tamarind, El Salvadorian cinnamon, ginger, and fennel seed wrapped around a cranberry shrub, additionally añejo tequila, fresh lime, and saffron liqueur. The delivery of tamarind is a surprise.

Cocktail: Quick Thrills | Bartender Atlas

1.5 oz Gran Centenario Añejo Tequila
0.5 oz Kinsip Saffron Liqueur
0.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
0.75 Cranberry Shrub*
Tamarind bubbles**

This is a Clarified Milk Punch cocktail. The above recipe is to make one cocktail but given the amount of time that it takes to make a milk punch, I recommend batching the above cocktail to make more drinks at one time (anywhere from 5-30 cocktails).

After combining all ingredients of the cocktail, slowly pour into milk. Use about 1/3 of the volume of your cocktail of WHOLE MILK. I like to use a little bit of heavy cream as well for a silkier texture. Gently stir, to aerate, and let sit in fridge for at least 2 hours. Strain through coffee filter. It is normal to have the first few drops a little cloudy. Pass through coffee filter until clear. Make this cocktail in a batch and store as milk punch cocktails are known to have a long shelf life.

*Cranberry shrub:
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup cranberry juice
2 cups of brown sugar
Fennel seed
El Salvadorian Cinnamon

Combine all ingredients over low heat until sugar dissolves and the herbs become fragrant. Strain into resealable container and store any leftovers in the fridge.

**Tamarind Bubbles:
150g orange juice
50g lime juice
50g simple syrup
2g soy lecithin

Use immersion blender, or hand-frother to combine above ingredients. I use a fish tank air pump for this recipe so I can continue to get big clouds! Once you see them build, use a slotted spoon to spoon out overtop of the cocktail. It is so light it should sit on too easily.

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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