THE CIVIL SERVANT
GLASS COLLINS (TALL GLASS) / METHOD SHAKEN
The beginning of spring means all the new season sauvignon blancs are released, and there’s a great selection of citrus. For The Civil Servant we have taken these to make a refreshing mandarin, fennel and sauvignon blanc cocktail. With any leftover mandarins you could make marmalade, then you can have this drink (or something like it) all year round.
20ml 2018 sauvignon blanc 5 mandarin segments 10ml simple syrup (caster sugar dissolved in an equal volume of water)
5ml lemon juice
1 dash Elemental Distillers Coffee
& Pimento bitters (see page 34) 1 sprig fennel fennel and mandarin, to garnish
Add everything except the garnish to a shaker. Fill with as much ice as fits. Shake all ingredients and pour entire contents of the shaker into your Collins glass. You may need to scale up/down to fit your glass. If using mandarin marmalade, add 2 teaspoons, but omit the fresh mandarin, syrup and bitters. Garnish with fennel and mandarin.