Spent this whole week in bed with the almighty fall flu. You know it, most of you had it. Now it was my turn. For this reason I haven’t drank any alcohol this week, but then I remember my grandpa and his secret flu-fighting recipe: A double shot of moonshine and enough aspirin to put an elephant to bed. For him it always worked. Today I mustered up enough energy to make myself a immune-boosting cocktail that should get me back on my feet in no time. The magic ingredient in this potion is none other than Estonia’s national pride: Vana Tallinn; a smooth liqueur made with Caribbean rum, cinnamon, vanilla & citrus.
This being the ‘Winter Spice’ edition the master distiller also infused it with cardamom, nutmeg ginger and other secret goodies.
I tried to mirror and enhance all these flavors by infusing some hot apple juice with spices and adding a spiced sugar rim. The Rye Whiskey from Millstone/Zuidam is a given when thinking apple cocktails and the bitters are there to balance the sweetness.
I’m feeling better already! 🤗
40ml Vana Tallinn Winter Spice @vanatallinn_official
30ml Millstone 100 Rye Whisky @zuidamdistillers
4 dashes of Jerry Thomas Own Decanter Bitters @thebittertruthcompany
150ml Apple juice infused w cinnamon, ginger, clove, allspice & cardamom.
Pour liquors and bitters into a tumbler rimmed with spiced sugar. Infuse apple juice with spices and honey. Introduce strained AJ to the glass when boiling hot and garnish with an apple slice. Get well soon, my friends!
Hot tip! Vana Tallinn Winter Spice is currently available on discount from @realestdranken as long as stock lasts.
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