Verjus Christmas Collins
The Capital Hotel’s cocktail guru, Cesar Da Silva, has taken this season’s hottest new ingredient – Verjus by chef Nathan Outlaw – and created a delicious Christmas Collins cocktail. Verjus is pressed from unripe organic grapes and is less acidic than lemon juice, bringing a balance of sweetness and added depth to any recipe.
50 ml Gin
40 ml Verjus
15 ml Cointreau
1 Egg white
Top with soda water
First, place the egg white in the cocktail shaker and you give it a shake (in a cold and dry shaker) so the egg white will foam.
Add ice to the shaker, then pour in the Gin, Verjus and Cointreau and give it a strong shake. Pour the composition into a tumbler or preferably a sling glass.
Top up with soda and garnish with redcurrants.