Autumn has arrived in Europe. The leaves are sliding from green to orange to brown and then slipping from the trees altogether. The wind is rising and the temperature falling so we have returned to Singapore’s Maison Ikkoku for some equatorial sunshine and a cocktail or two. Aiken Cabagui is one of the resident mixologists and he had a seasonal suggestion of his own, the Feijoa Martini.
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with slices of feijoa.
Ethan Leslie, Head Mixologist at Maison Ikkoku has been working on a slightly different theme. Having noticed that requests for ‘sours’ came mostly from men, with Sidecars, Daiquiris and Margaritas topping the list, he set out to develop a new cocktail that would appeal to ladies whilst retaining the robust flavours so prized by men. Intrigued by Eau de vie Poire Williams he developed the Eau de Vie Sour and it is proving to be quite a hit.
60ml Giffard Poire William Liqueur
30ml lemon juice
30ml sugar syrup
30ml egg white
Garnish with dry orange peel.
Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with dry orange peel.