A Winner of a Cocktail
Last week we told you about Halifax Mixologist Jenner Cormier who managed to out-mix other mixologists to win the Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year competition at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel in Toronto. Again, we offer Jenner our hearty congratulations!
Jenner, for his part, has provided us with his winning cocktail recipe for you to enjoy at home. This cocktail, says Jenner, is called Half Mad Tea and is served in a tea cup over cedar-flavored ice. Don’t worry about where you might find such a thing. Jenner’s provided the recipe for that too. “Take food safe cedar planks or blocks”, he says, “and cover them with warm water. The amount of cedar you add to the water and how long you let the cedar steep will determine how potent the flavour will become.” The interesting part is that Jenner found that “the cedar adds a slight dry mouthfeel to the cocktail which gives a nice effect.” Tasting as you go is key here. Soak the cedar in the water until it suits your taste. Pour the cedar-flavoured water into an ice cube mould and place it in the freezer until it’s frozen solid.