This one is a favourite. Reminiscent of a fancy cough drop in cocktail form, the Alpine Resort is a perfectly balanced combination of zingy ginger, zippy lemon and sweet honey syrup. Curating a small, high quality bar at home isn’t hard, and certainly doesn’t need to be expensive. Invest in some high quality tools and ingredients and you’ll be able to shake your way into anyone’s affections. Photography and styling by Danika Sea Design. Recipe by Mike Norbury.
1 ½ oz Sheringham akvavit
½ oz Beaufort vermouth
¾ oz lemon juice
½ oz honey syrup*
1 coin of ginger
3 dashes of root beer bitters
Combine all ingredients in a shaker, muddle ginger. Flash chill and double strain. Serve over crushed ice in a large rocks glass and garnish with a spanked mint sprig.
*To make honey syrup at home, combine 2 parts honey with 1 part boiling water and stir well. Allow to cool.