Step-by-step instructions for making a Little Market Brasserie bartender's balsamic cocktail, the Grape Expectations | Slideshows | Chicago Reader

March 13, 2013 Slideshows » Food & Drink

Step-by-step instructions for making a Little Market Brasserie bartender's balsamic cocktail, the Grape Expectations 

Share on Facebook
Tweet
Submit to Reddit
Email
The bartender at Little Market Brasserie makes a tequila-based eye-opener with balsamic vinegar.
OF 12
PREV NEXT
Andrea Bauer
The ingredients: ginger syrup, lemon juice, apricot-peach preserves, mole bitters, white balsamic vinegar, 7 Leguas anejo tequila
Andrea Bauer
Start with half an ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Andrea Bauer
Add an ounce of ginger syrup, i.e., 1:1 sugar and water cooked down with diced ginger, then strained.
Andrea Bauer
Add a "hefty scoop" of marmalade or preserves (Selman used apricot-peach).
Andrea Bauer
A quarter ounce of balsamic vinegar (Selman chose white for its "prettier color").
Andrea Bauer
Then add four drops of Bittermans mole bitters.
Andrea Bauer
And two ounces of 7 Leguas anejo tequila.
Andrea Bauer
Add ice and shake.
Andrea Bauer
Double fine strain into a champagne flute rimmed with Pico Piquin or other spicy Mexican seasoning such as Tajin.
Andrea Bauer
Garnish with a mint sprig, and you have the Grape Expectations.
Andrea Bauer
Lisa Selman behind the bar at the Gold Coast's Little Market Brasserie
More slideshows
Jamie Ramsay13 images
Nick Murway5 images
Alan Shortall14 images
Pat Nabong19 images
1/12

Related Stories

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment