Introducing Finalist Cocktail #2 of Van Gogh Vodka’s revolutionary competition!
After six weeks the Grand Final will bring professionals and home bartenders together live on October 25th at 5 pm to announce each winner.
Professional Bartender Submission
Golden Hour – Kay Mohamed
- 1 1/2 oz. Van Gogh Pineapple Vodka
- 1 oz. Passionfruit Puree
- 1 oz. Turmeric Sichuan Syrup*
- 1 oz. Lemon Juice
- 1 oz. Egg White
- 6 drops Elemakule Tiki Bitters
- Toasted Coconut, Turmeric powder, & Rose petals (optional) for Garnish
Preparation: (Reverse Dry Shake Method) Add all ingredients except egg white into shaker with ice, shake well. Fine strain back into shaker tin, discard ice. Add egg white and shake again, then pour directly into glass.
Turmeric Sichuan Syrup*
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 1 tsp. ground Sichuan Pepper Flakes
- 1 tbsp. Grated Turmeric
- 1/2 tbsp. Grated Ginger or Ginger Juice
- peel of 1 Lemon
Preparation: Heat until sugar dissolves and boil for at least 10 min. Remove off heat. Store in fridge.
Story: “Van Gogh didn’t start painting until his late 20s, in case you feel like you haven’t found your talent” is a quote I’ve seen more recently than ever. It speaks volumes, and I feel strongly in agreeance with. I feel that as my career has changed and evolved so has my palate and my passion for mixology. I lost the love of it a while ago, and now being back in it, I’m finding my talent and loving it even more. I wanted to use distinct flavors that hold their own but can complement each other that I grew up on. Turmeric has an earthy flavor and undeniable golden yellow hue that I grew up enjoying with my dad in all of our cuisines. Much like passionfruit, it’s also so recognizable, flavorful and beautiful. I wanted something to represent my passion and my love of mixology, while incorporating familiar ingredients that got me in love with culinary cocktails in the first place. So, although it took me a while to find my passion again, I’m glad I did.”
Join us Sunday, October 25th at 5pm for the Grand Final! Register to attend on Facebook!