Shipwreck Sour

If you have never tried a squid ink cocktail. And chances are you haven't, then you're missing out on a drinking experience. Squid ink is salty savoury and VERY fishy. Adding a little bit is a interesting way to create a pitch black drink, and add a salty touch to your cocktail without the need of adding actual salt. it also adds a silky texture. Black cocktails have been trendy of recent times, normally done with the addition of activated charcoal. Which works great, and is something I myself will use from time to time. but it adds nothing in terms of flavour to a cocktail. Squid ink you can get easily online, or even from IKEA. I suggest buying some and getting experimental. Just remember, with squid ink, a little goes a long way. Its very easy to over do it and dominate your drink with a fishy taste. 1 spoon is should be the max you're adding. Here's the recipe I came up with using squid ink. try it out and use it as inspiration for your own creation. I would also love to hear what you come up with using squid ink

Ingredients

  • 50 ML Kraken
  • 25 ML Kaffir Lime Leaf Cordial See Recipe Below
  • 30 ML Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 Tsp Squid Ink
  • Top Sea Salt Apple Foam See Recipe Below

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients apart from the foam to a shaker, shake with ice.
  • Strain into Nick and Nora glass.
  • Top with the see salt foam.
  • Garnish with a dehydrated lime wheel and gold spray.

How To Make Kaffir Lime Leaf Cordial

  • In a pan, on a hob, Combine 500ML of water with 500Ml of sugar.
  • Stir until sugar has dissolved and bring to boil.
  • Add 1 cup of Kaffir Lime Leaves.
  • Simmer for 10 Minutes.
  • Take of the heat and add 1tsp of Citric acid, stir till dissolved then strain into a bottle and refrigerate .

How To Make Sea Salt Apple Foam

  • Blend 350ML of apple juice with 1.5 g egg white powder, 1 g Xanthan Gum, and 1 pinch of sea salt.
  • Pour into a bowl and use a fish tank pump to create the bubble.
  • Use a spoon or julep strainer to add bubbles to the cocktail. Check out this article on creating foams here
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