Kingston’s Garden: A take on The Kingston Club cocktail – There is an art to cocktail making, a deft touch of finesse that separates good cocktails from the great ones. Each week we showcase Signature Cocktails by some of the top Pro Bartenders in the country who are taking this art to newer heights.
This week’s #prodrinks is a riff off the modern classic cocktail “Kingston Club” by Jeffrey Morgenthaler. This version is called Kingston’s Garden and has been created by the incredibly talented Jayant Makhija. The flavour bouquet of the cocktail is a beautiful marriage of tropical & bitter-sweet flavours with a touch of zing, making it like a Tiki but it’s so not a TIKI drink.
First let us introduce you to the original Kingston Club
Kingston Club: What is it?
Created by Jeffrey Morgenthaler, it is a bitter, sweet and sour cocktail created by Jeffrey Morgenthaler with a distinct tropical bent which was inspired by Giuseppe Gonzalez’s Trinidad Sour. The cocktail is made using Drambuie, Fernet Branca, bitters, lime juice and pineapple juice. Earthy, sour and herbal flavours go together incredibly well.
Kingston’s Garden: Recipe
- 30 ml Orange & Carrot Shrub 🥕🍊
- 15 ml Spiced Turmeric Cordial
- 40 ml Pineapple Tepache 🍍🍍
- 15 ml Lime Juice 🍋
- 01 Bar Spoon Fernet Branca
- 10 ml Drambuie
- 45 ml Scotch Whisky 🥃
- Pour Lime Juice, Orange and Carrot Shrub, Fernet Branca in a cocktail shaker filled with ice
- Add the Drambuie, Scotch Whiskey, and Spiced Turmeric Cordial
- Shake Hard for 30 seconds and double strain into an old fashioned glass over a clear block/ball of ice.
- Top up with the Pineapple Tepache
- Garnish with caramelized orange chip & edible flower petals and serve.
Orange & Carrot Shrub Recipe
- 100 ml Fresh Orange Juice
- 1 cup Grated Carrot
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- Mix the sugar & carrot and leave them for some time until sugar dissolves and extracts flavours from the carrot.
- Then blend orange juice, vinegar & carrot sugar mix.
- Fine strain over a mesh cloth and store in the freezer
Spiced Turmeric Cordial Recipe
- 1 inch raw turmeric (peeled)
- 1 star anise
- 4 black pepper pods
- 2 cardamom pod
- 1 black cardamom
- ¼ bar spoon of grated nutmeg
- Water 400 ml
- 1 cup sugar
- Mix all ingredients in a shallow pan and cook until the sugar dissolves
- Remove from the heat and let it cool
- Fine strain with a mesh cloth and bottle it.
HERE are 10 cocktails with unusual ingredients by Indian bartenders for you to expand your cocktail horizon with. Do let us know how you like this riff on The Kingston Club.