Words by Simon Difford
First name(s): Alex
Last/Family name: Walker
A true five-star bartender and now part of the new team building on the world-wide reputation of London’s Artesian Bar. So good did I and the other judges consider his elegantly presented Ten Feet Tall cocktail that
he emerged as one of the three winners of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Calling III, earning him the trip of a lifetime to New York and a behind the scenes tour of the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
Ten Feet Tall
Garnish: 1 drop Grape seed oil
Method: Stir all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.
• 40 ml Jack Daniels Old No.7
• 15 ml Champagne and Timut cordial
• 5 ml Green Chartreuse
• 2 dash Salt solution
Inspiration: “I based my drink around what I think is the most important part of Jack Daniel’s, the filtering through Ten Feet of Charcoal. I also touched upon Mr Daniels mentor and teacher Nathan Green. As well as focusing on minerality for the tasting notes of Jack Daniel's by using the over Fizz from the end of every night at the bar and using black pepper to emphasise the slight spicy and fruity notes of Jack Daniel's.”