BTM trade inspired cocktails — england

Tea-tending masters of China

HARRY DOSANJ british east indian company cocktail england india

Tea-tending masters of China

BTM trade inspired cocktails

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Governor Vasco

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Governor Vasco

2oz Avua Cachaca.5oz Pineapple juice.5oz lemon juice.75oz brunt pineapple coconut syrupBittered Sling Moondog bitters Garnish crushed pink peppercorn | 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 this way, the west and the east. He...

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Cutty Sark Sour

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Cutty Sark Sour

1oz Legend Distilling Doctor’s Orders Gin.25oz Manitou Liqueur.25oz foraged spruce + labrador tea infusion.75oz blackcurrant honey syrup.75oz lemon juice.75oz egg white 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 the last every built and one...

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Q-ah-wa (coffee in Arabic)

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Q-ah-wa (coffee in Arabic)

.75oz Okanagan Spirits Vodka peppercorn infused.75oz Okanagan Spirits Aquavit.5oz Maverick Estate Port1oz fresh espressoBittered Sling Arabica bitters.5oz Roasted spiced pumpkin brown syrup Garnished with dehydrated pumpkin skin powder | coffee beans served in a tea cup and saucer   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

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Trading Company Punch

2oz Okanagan Spirits Gin.5oz Lemon juice.5oz Apple juice.5oz Chai syrupBittered Sling Kensington bitters 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 the company’s first headquarters town. This small...

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