MILK & TWO SUGARS: TEA COCKTAIL WITH A TWIST
At Cottonopolis, cocktail is an exciting addition to its extensive drinks menu. Gethin, creator of Milk & Two Sugars, said about his inspiration for the concoction, “My girlfriend actually. She’s a huge fan of the cocktail London Fog, which is made with Earl Grey, half milk, half water, and vanilla. I wanted to do something different, still inspired by the Northern brew but fitting our bar with the floral notes moving it away from a normal tea cocktail.”
With the cocktail, he is both able to showcase Quinteassential and add an elegant twist to a familiar favourite. Garden of Eden is a black and green tea blend, and he adds lactic acid for the milk, cocoa almond and cherry Heaven on Earth liqueur and sugar syrup are the two sugars. It’s then blended with egg white for a really interesting, sour mouthfeel.
Gethin said, “People like the comfort of the very British name, and once they get past the oddity of lactic acid on the description, it’s popular as it’s on the verge of adventurous, but not pushing the boundaries too far.” At Cottonopolis, it’s about making people feel comfortable, at the same time encouraging them to try something different and exciting.
Milk & Two Sugars cocktail
Quinteassential Garden of Eden blend (a handful)
50ml Black Cow Vodka
15ml Heaven on Earth liquer
1 flat tsp lactic acid
15ml sugar syrup
1) Add Garden of Eden tea to vodka
2) Mix all ingredients minus ice in a cocktail shaker to aerate
3) Add ice to chill