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Tea-tending masters of China

HARRY DOSANJ cocktail gin sour

Tea-tending masters of China

1.50oz Tanqueray Ten Gin0.75oz lime juice0.50oz lavender earl grey tea syrup1.00oz egg white Serve in a chilled coupe glass, sprayed with Bittered Sling grapefruit & hops bitters. Garnish with a orange peel. Tanqueray Ten Gin is a new western style gin with less juniper berries than others to allow more of a spotlight to other botanicals such as the fresh citrus consisting of lime, grapefruit and orange. In my cocktail you find that lime, grapefruit and orange played a big role in its creation. Tea was introduced from China to Europe in the 17th century, but, as a luxury item, was...

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Governor Vasco

HARRY DOSANJ cachaca cocktail vascodegama

Governor Vasco

2.00oz Avua Cachaca0.50oz Pineapple juice0.50oz lemon juice0.75oz brunt pineapple coconut syrup3 dashes Bittered Sling Moondog bitters Serve in a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with crushed pink peppercorn and pineapple leaf. Portugal and India had a long history together dating back 5 centuries. The Portuguese were the first to discover India around the 1500. Vasco da Gama was the first European to reach India by sea landing in Calicut which is now called Kozhikode. His initial voyage to India (1497–1499) was the first to link Europe and Asia by an ocean route, connecting the Atlantic and the Indian oceans and, in...

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Cutty Sark Sour

HARRY DOSANJ cocktail england gin honey india sour tea

Cutty Sark Sour

1.00oz Legend Distilling Doctor’s Orders Gin0.25oz Manitou Liqueur0.25oz foraged spruce + labrador tea infusion0.75oz blackcurrant honey syrup0.75oz lemon juice0.75oz egg white Serve in a chilled coupe glass and garnish with lavender and marigold petals When we were on a barge right on the Okanagan lake with yachts and boats passing by, I thought it was fitting to name this drink after one of the famous tea clippers of the past. Tea clippers were designed to be fast, so they could transport goods like spices, teas and other items like silk from Asia much quicker. The Cutty Sark was one of...

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Qahwa Q-ah-wa (coffee in Arabic)

HARRY DOSANJ cocktail espressomartini vodka

Qahwa Q-ah-wa (coffee in Arabic)

0.75oz Okanagan Spirits Vodka peppercorn infused0.75oz Okanagan Spirits Aquavit0.50oz Maverick Estate Port1.00oz espresso0.50oz Roasted spiced pumpkin brown syrup 2 dashes Bittered Sling Arabica Coffee bitters Serve in a tea cup and saucer. Garnish with dehydrated pumpkin skin powder and coffee beans. Inspired by a Viking army who left the raids in France and entered the Muslim realm Emirates of Córdoba which is now Portugal and Spain. They were sadly defeated and fled back to sea. Aquavit is Scandinavian and Port wine is originally from Portugal and espresso is African from which the Muslim rulers conquered on route to Córdoba.

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Trading Company Punch

HARRY DOSANJ british east indian company cocktail gin

Trading Company Punch

2.00oz Okanagan Spirits Family Reserve Gin0.50oz Lemon juice0.50oz Apple juice0.50oz Chai syrup2 dashes Bittered Sling Kensington bitters Serve in a chilled coupe glass with Absinthe rinse | Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg and apple fan. At first the British were little interested in India, but much like the Portuguese and Dutch before them, were all interested in spices of Spice Islands (Maluku Islands). Unable to dislodge the Dutch from Spice Islands in 1610, the British chased away a Portuguese naval squadron, and the East India Company created its own outpost at Surat (now in the state of Gujarat), and this became...

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