The Alcohol Professor Features In Good Company In These Cocktails Get Into the Groove

BEDTIME STORIES

Will Benedetto, Cocktail Curator, In Good Company Hospitality

  • .75oz House Spirits Krogstad Aquavit
  • .75 oz Ilegal Mezcal Joven
  • .25 oz Green Chartreuse
  • .5oz Velvet Falernum
  • 1 oz of Butterfly pea flower tea powder floated on top

Combine aquavit, mezcal, Green Chartreuse, and Velvet Falernum in a stirring vessel and stir with ice until properly diluted. Pour over a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Using a bars poon gently pour 1 oz of butterfly pea flower tea over top.

Says Benedetto: “In 1994 Madonna released her 6th album Bedtime Stories. This album always stuck out to me as the first where Madonna was really herself the whole way through. She allows herself to be more exposed than previously and even collaborates with Björk on a track. The cocktail is a wild one. Like the album it’s all over the place. A stirred and exceptionally boozy cocktail, this is a great one to end your night. Visually the idea was to make it look sort of like the outer-body experience of dreaming while asleep – booze in a glass with an ice cube viewed through a surreal lens with an alien-like green hue and a purple halo. As you pick the drink up and set it down again the drink begins to blend but rather than just homogenizing, the butterfly pea flower reacts with Chartreuse miraculously creating a bright red.”

 

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