Mai Queen cocktail

The South West’s Salcombe Distilling Co has just launched a brand new gin, created in collaboration with none other than Monica Galetti. Island Queen – of which only 2,500 bottles will be made – is a nod to the local area’s history. The tropical-tasting spirit is inspired by the fruit and spice trade of the 19th century, and is named after one of the specialist ships built in Salcombe for bringing these culinary treasures to the UK from the Caribbean. To celebrate the launch, Monica and the team at her restaurant, Mere, have created a cocktail especially for Island Queen to star in. A twist on a Mai Tai, it goes a little like this...

Yields1 Serving
 couple of handfuls ice
 35ml Island Queen gin
 25ml spiced pineapple syrup
 25ml pineapple juice
 15ml lime juice
 25ml chickpea aquafaba
 dash absinthe
 4 drops Bittermens Elemakule
 Tiki Bitters
 pineapple crisp, to garnish
1

Chill a coupe glass with ice. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice

2

Add the gin, syrup, juices, aquafaba and absinthe and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.

3

Discard the ice from the glass and pour in the mixture through a double strainer.

4

Add 4 drops of bitters on the top, and run a cocktail stick through them.

5

Garnish with the pineapple crisp on the side of the glass.

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Ingredients

 couple of handfuls ice
 35ml Island Queen gin
 25ml spiced pineapple syrup
 25ml pineapple juice
 15ml lime juice
 25ml chickpea aquafaba
 dash absinthe
 4 drops Bittermens Elemakule
 Tiki Bitters
 pineapple crisp, to garnish

Directions

1

Chill a coupe glass with ice. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice

2

Add the gin, syrup, juices, aquafaba and absinthe and shake vigorously for 10 seconds.

3

Discard the ice from the glass and pour in the mixture through a double strainer.

4

Add 4 drops of bitters on the top, and run a cocktail stick through them.

5

Garnish with the pineapple crisp on the side of the glass.

Mai Queen cocktail