Pretty in Millennial Pink

Recipe by Joel Barron

Ingredients:

  • .125 oz. 1:1 Simple Syrup
  • .75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .75 oz. Spiced Cherry Cordial*
  • .25 oz. Aperol
  • 2 oz. Wódka Vodka

Preparation:

In a mixing tin add

  • .125 oz. 1:1 Simple Syrup
  • .75 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .75 oz. Spiced Cranberry Cordial*
  • .25 oz. Aperol
  • 2 oz. Wódka Vodka
  1. Add ice, seal tin, shake hard.
  2. Double strain into a chilled Coupe glass.
  3. Enjoy!

*Spiced Cherry Cordial

  • 4 sticks Cinnamon
  • 2 pods Star Anise, Crushed
  • .5 tsp. Allspice Berries
  • 32 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • 1 bag Chai Tea
  • Zest of 1 Lemon, 1 Lime, 1 Orange
  • 1 tbsp. Freshly Grated Nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 1 cup Sugar
  1. In a sauce pot toast off spices on low heat until aroma permeates the room.
  2. Add Cranberry Juice, Chai Tea, Citrus Zest, Nutmeg and Vanilla Bean Paste.
  3. Bring to a boil. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Simmer for 10 Min. Turn off heat. Steep for 30 Min.
  4. Fine Strain through Chinois. Cool overnight. Bottle. Enjoy.

Garnish: Dehydrated Lemon Wheel

Glassware: Chilled Coupe Glass

Cocktail Inspiration:

Pretty in Millennial Pink was inspired by the Cosmopolitan and my desire to bring it into the modern cocktail culture renaissance. While trying to remain true to the foundation I wanted to incorporate some of the flavors and formats that are prevalent in today’s cocktail bars.