the appetizer:

Difford's Encyclopedia of Cocktails by Simon Difford, includes information like Cocktail History and Angostura Bitters and cocktail recipes like East India, The Lady Wears Red, Navy Grog, Negroni, and Pisco Sour.


East India Cocktail


The Lady Wears Red Cocktail

(New #8)


Glass: Martini

Garnish: Champagne foam (made by macerating orange zests in champagne overnight, adding gelatin and charging with N20 siphon).

Method: SHAKE all ingredients with ice and finestrain chilled glass, Float on top a foam made from orange peel steeped in champagne.

  • 1-1/2 shot(s) Bacardi Superior rum
  • 1/2 shot(s) Aperol
  • 1/4 shot(s) Grand Marnier liqueur
  • 1/4 shot(s) Cointreau triple sec
  • 1/8 shot(s) Tio Pepe fino sherry
  • 1/8 shot(s) Noilly Prat dry vermouth
  • 1/8 shot(s) Velvet Falernum liqueur
  • 3/4 shot(s) Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 shot(s) Sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)
  • 1 dash Angostura orange bitters
  • 1 dash Fee brothers grapefruit bitters

Comment: This 'Lady' is high maintenance but she delivers a complex reward.

Origin: Adapted from a drink created in 2008 by Ben Carlotto at The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland. The original recipe calls for homemade dry orange syrup made by macerating orange zests in a blend of different sugars with Ullet Blanc and fine sherry. It also calls for homemade citrus bitters, a complex mixture of kaffir lime leaves, various citrus elements, and spices like cardamom and cassia.

  • from:
    Difford's Encyclopedia of Cocktails
  • by Simon Difford
  • Firefly Books 2009
  • $45.00; plastic-laminated hardcover
  • 495 pages; 3,000 color illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1554075017
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-55407-501-0
  • Recipe reprinted by permission.

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