East meets West Manhattan

Andrew Sutton

Andrew Sutton

6th April 2018
Andrew Sutton

East meets West Manhattan

Introducing.... A.Dessert bar where desserts are paired with an intriguing choice of beverage.


  • For the Fig, Cardamom and Orange Aquavit:
  • 12 dried figs, halved
  • 5 pods cardamom, toasted & crushed
  • 1/2 an orange, peel only
  • 750ml vodka [We used - Chase - English Oak Smoked]
  • For the Cocktail:
  • 25ml fig and cardamom aquavit
  • 25ml bourbon
  • 15ml cranberry syrup


1. To make the aquavit: Combine figs with vodka and steep for 2 weeks; add cardamom and orange, then steep for 1 more week. Strain. (keeps for 6 months)
2. To make the cocktail: Combine aquavit, bourbon and syrup in a frozen cocktail shaker, swirl around for a few seconds to combine.
3. Add a spherical ice ball to a glass. Pour in the drink, garnish with a burning star anise.

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