Low Fashion – a divine and heady combination of gin, elderflower liqueur, freshly squeezed orange juice, Angostura bitters and cardamom bitters.
It is difficult to describe the layers flavour – it is herbal yet spicy, smokey yet fresh, aromatic yet gentle, and when all brought together with the freshly squeezed orange juice, it actually tastes quite healthy. Jolly lethal – be warned!
I found this recipe on @what.i.drink.eat.see. I am always attracted to any recipes which include elderflower and/or cardamom, so this drink definitely had my name on it!
And cardamom bitters? I didn’t even know there was such a thing until I started following @what.i.drink.eat.see. I adore cardamom – in savoury or sweet food, it is an absolute delight. Apparently you can also use these bitters in food – delicious in muffins according to Mrs @what.i.drink.eat.see. Definitely going to try that. Also rather fancy adding a drop to Kanelbullar – Scandi cinnamon buns which are also loaded with cardamom.
I received some top tips from @what.i.drink.eat.see. First, use freshly squeezed orange juice – do not even think about buying it in. Secondly, cardamom bitters can vary quite a bit between the different brands, so go easy with them, but taste and add more according to your taste.
How to make Low Fashion
Collect all your ingredients together:
gin – the recipe stated Victoria Pink Gin but we used Portobello gin which I bought last year when I went on a bespoke gin making girls’ day out at The Ginstitute.
elderflower liqueur – we used St Germain
freshly squeezed orange juice
Cardamom bitters – we used Bitter Bastards
Lots of ice
Expressed orange peel
It comes together very quickly. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the gin, elderflower liqueur, freshly squeezed orange juice and the Angostura bitters. Shake. and serve over ice./ Add a dash of cardamom bitters and stir.
(If this is your first time making this, have a taste and decide for yourself whether or not you would like more cardamom bitters.)
Garnish with expressed orange peel.
Expressed Orange Peel
Expressing the peel from citrus fruit is the best way to get the delicious citrus oils from the skin of the fruit into your drink. The zest is the absolute outer layer of the skin and not the white pith underneath, which can be bitter. To express orange peel you need to:
carefully remove the top layer of the skin, leaving the white pith behind – I use a sharp potato peeler
take your peel and hold each end with a thumb and forefinger and twist it over the drink
wipe the outer side of the peel over the edge of your glass
you can now either garnish you drink with the peel, serve it in the drink or throw it away.
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