How to make a Black Panther cocktail

Black Panther cocktail

How to make a Black Panther cocktail

From our resident mixologist, Jack at Scottish Mixology included in our Monthly Gin Club, a mad cocktail is this apex predator riff on another animal found in the jungle with Clouded Leopard gin providing the base. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to capture our own panther for this shot.
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Clouded Leopard gin was created purely to help save clouded leopards from extinction. With £1 from each bottle donated to the Born Free Foundation, it's got a selection of botanicals inspired by the clouded leopard's stomping ground of southeast Asia.
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To make it black, it's paired with the smoky Illicit Blacklist gin, a thorny orgeat with homegrown raspberries and local sea buckthorn, a whisky amaro for extra smoke and je ne sais quoi and açai berry for that jungle berry juice.

It's totally bonkers and needs a bit of preparation to make......  but is stunning in a glass and tastes delicious.

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INGREDIENTS

🍸 30ml Clouded leopard
🍸 30ml Illicit Blacklist gin (activated charcoal peat smoked gin)*
🍸 20ml Thorgeat**
🍸 10ml Sweetdram whisky amaro
🍸 40ml Açai juice
🍸 20ml Passionstuice***

TO MAKE

🍸 Combine the husks of 8 limes, 4 lemons and 2 pink grapefruit with 200ml sea buckthorn juice and 1l of water and simmer for 20 minutes.

🍸 Strain and reduce by half. Add 70g of sugar,20g citric acid, 10g tartaric acid and decant into sterile bottles.

🍸 Boil a kettle and add 1 tbsp rose petals to 500ml water.

🍸 Combine 1kg caster sugar, 200gtoasted hazelnuts, 200g raspberries, 250ml sea buckthorn juice with 500ml of rose tea and simmer for 20 minutes. Cover and leave to infuse overnight.

🍸 Add all ingredients to a shaker, fill with ice and shake until frosty
Strain into a glass and fill with crushed ice

** Can sub for 20ml clouded leopard, 10ml Islay peated whisky, 1 TSP activated charcoal
** 2:1 sugar syrup infused with raspberries, rose, sea buckthorn, hazelnut
*** Stock made with passionfruit, sea buckthorn, lemons, limes, pink grapefruit, tartaric & citric acid


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