Wednesday, 2 June 2010

BLOOM Cocktail - Thriller In Perilla by Oskar Kinberg @ The Cuckoo Club

Thriller in Perilla
50ml BLOOM Gin
15ml Creme de Violette
20ml Lemon Juice
2 Dashes Grapefruit Bitters
3 Bar Spoons Sugar
3 Perilla/Shiso Leaves
Whisk with crushed ice in a Julep Cup
Garnish with a straw and Perilla/Shiso leaf

Shiso is Japanese for Perilla and the herb is often known as Japanese Basil or 'The Beefsteak Plant'. The flavour is quite distinct - it's a bit like a cross between mint and fennel. You can see on the bar a Perilla leaf which Oskar was showing me.....
Innovation truly at it's best!

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