Across the Pond

Adapted by
December 2008
Yield: 1 Cocktail


½ ounce Booker’s bourbon
1 pinch saffron
1 pinch lemon zest
1 dash Qi black tea Liqueur
4 ounces Plymouth gin
½ ounce blood orange bitters
To Assemble and Serve
1 tobacco leaf
1 spray Lagavulin 16-year malt whisky


In a pan, heat bourbon, saffron, lemon zest, and ignite. Let burn for 1 minute and extinguish. Rinse the inside of a glass with black tea liqueur. Add gin and bitters. Stir with ice and strain through a julep strainer followed by a fine mesh strainer.

To Assemble and Serve:
Garnish with a floating tobacco leaf. Strike a match and spray whisky on flame to ignite mid-air.