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Shipwreck

Created by: Daniel Inniss

In the early 21st century, a ship transporting barreled gin, exotic spices and citrus preserves catches fire off the coast of Venezuela. The survivors gather what floats to shore and make cocktails.

What you’ll need

  • 1.5 oz Cirka Navy Strength Gin
  • 3/4 oz spice route syrup
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes angostura orange bitters
  • 2 lime wedges

How to prepare

In a shaker, muddle the 2 lime wedges in Cirka Navy Strength Gin. Add other ingredients and shake with ice until chilled, then fine strain into a chilled glass with more ice.

garnish

Lime wedge

glass

Rocks or coupe

Spice route syrup: Dry toast on medium heat 4-6 pods of green cardamom, 1/2 tsp white sesame seeds, 1 stick of cinnamon lightly crushed. When sesame seeds are light brown and fragrant, remove from heat. Bring 200 ml of water to a boil, then add the toasted spices and 200 ml of white sugar. Allow to cool for 30 minutes and then fine strain.