Angelica and Chervil Cocktail

Illustration_Angelica_silvestris0[1]Angelica is known to promote healing and protection against negative energies, so obviously you should mix it with booze. If you know someone who grows angelica they’re probably a witch, so watch your back when foraging.
It can be found in North America north of Maryland and as far west as Wisconsin. It looks a lot like water hemlock. Only eat hemlock if you majored in philosophy.

Chervil is also known as “French Parsley.” Think parsley but more progressive. If you like liquorice, then chervil is going to be your jam. It’s also one of the four French fines herbes, which include chervil and some other three.

Angelica and Chervil Cocktail

1 oz. gin infused with angelica
2 oz. chervil syrup
½ oz. egg white
¾ oz. fresh lemon juice

Angelica-Infused Gin
We allow angelica stalks and seed to infuse in gin for a minimum of 2 weeks.

Preparation of Chervil Syrup
Work in a blender and strain through a sieve 17 fl. oz. water, 8.8 oz. sugar, and 8.8 oz. Chervil (the variety with a strong anis smell).

Preparation of the Cocktail
Dry shake the ingredients without ice for a few seconds, add ice and shake again vigorously. Pour mixture in a coupe glass and garnish with a chervil leaf.

This is a product of the Slippurinn restaurant in Iceland. Like them on Facebook here and follow them at @slippurinn.

The numbers might seem a bit strange and you may not have heard of some of the ingredients, but out of immense respect to the staff at Slippurinn the recipes have been recorded here according to their original recipes.

Post by Ian Sims.