Representing Bar/Workplace: Como Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar @dempseycookhousenbar.sg
Martini Description/Story: 1975, Alexei Leonov offered a bottle of Stoli to the Americans on the Apollo Mission aboard the Soyuz 19, but due to an alcohol-restriction by NASA, that bottle was filled, instead, with beet soup. I recreated a drink to simulate the ‘Beet Soup’ that was in that bottle, but this time, including the exquisite spirit, and the iconic colour of Russian Borscht; bringing together elements that portray the Soviet Cosmonaut’s pride for his heritage. Infusing beetroot into the Stoli Elit, enhancing the flavour with Cassis and Curacao for a fruity lift, a pinch of luster dust to symbolize Leonov’s space voyage, bringing them back to earth with a blueberry and rosemary garnish, coated with edible gold paint for the many gold awards Stolichnaya has received since its conception in 1938.
Inspired by the treasures of Russia, I present to you, Cosmic Borscht. #makeitelit, #elitartofmartini #elitVodka