Elba 1814

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A community recipe by Claire Renaud.
Not tested or verified by Difford’s Guide.

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Optional: skewer of mandarine wedges and basil.

How to make:

Muddle basil leaves with vodka in base of shaker. Add other ingredients. Shake with ice and fine strain into chilled coupe.

1/2 fl oz Mandarine Napoleon liqueur
1 1/4 fl oz Vodka
1 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
3 leaf Basil leaves
1/3 fl oz Orgeat (almond) sugar syrup (2:1)
1/6 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
3 dash Angostura or other aromatic bitters
5 drop Saline solution 4:1 (20g sea salt to 80g water)
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Hazardous ingredients

Orgeat (almond) sugar syrup (2:1) is potentially hazardous to those with allergy or intolerance.

Notes:

The recipe calls for 3 large basil leaves; use 4 or 5 if using smaller leaves.

Origin:

In 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the now-Italian island of Elba in the Mediterranean Sea. This cocktail combines flavors inspired by Napoleon's short-lived exile on Elba, during which he reminisced about his youth in the neighboring Mediterranean island of Corsica as well as reflected on his army's defeat in Russia, which forced him into exile.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.2 standard drinks
  • 17.34% alc./vol. (34.68° proof)
  • 17.1 grams of pure alcohol
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