The After Shock

Inspired by the golden age of Paris and the famous French artist of this time, Henri De toulouse-lautrec. Lautrec is a painter, illustrator, and poster artist known for his advertisements for the Moulin Rouge. he was five feet tall, but with the legs of a child and the torso of a grown man. He was quoted saying “one should not drink much, but often” and was a VIP at all the local brothels and clubs. But amongst all the interesting facts about him, theirs one that caught my attention. Lautrec had his own cocktail creation named the Earthquake (named after its tendencies to shake up the people who drank it) it was a boozy drink, made with 3 parts cognac and 3 parts absinthe, served in a wine goblet. After being inspired by this, and finding links with Courvoisier, i came up with this twist, named "The after shock" (get it, its the after shock from the earthquake? yeah you get it)

Ingredients

  • 45 ML Courvoisier VSOP
  • 20 ML Peach Shrub See Recipe Below
  • 15 ML Lemon juice
  • 15 ML Apricot Liqueur
  • 3 Dashes Peach Bitters
  • 3 Dashes Absinthe
  • TOP Apricot Champagne foam See Recipe Below

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients other then the foam to a cocktail shaker, shake with cubed ice
  • Fine Strain into wine glass
  • Top with Apricot Champagne foam

How To Make The Peach Shrub

  • Remove pits from 4 peaches and mash together in a medium-sized swing top jar
  • Add 500g sugar and 300ML Balsamic vinegar 
  • Shake then refrigerate. Leave refrigerated for 5 days, remembering to shake the mix 2/3 times a day
  • After 5 days, all the sugar should be dissolved. if not continue waiting and shaking till it has. once ready, strain out and its ready to use!

How To Make The Apricot Champagne Foam

  • In a cream-whipper. Combine 150ML Champagne and 50ML Apricot syrup
  • Place a nitrous oxide (N20) cartridge into the charger sleeve
  • Shake, then keep refrigerated for 20/30 minutes prior to use

Notes

If you haven't used a cream-whipper for foams before, be sure to read our airs, foams and bubbles section first. Using one without the proper knowledge could be dangerous (it could explode)