Our entry into the 'Twisted Tradition' Sloanes competition. It really does go down dangerously quickly, I really don't know where the 92.5ml of booze disappears to. As a cocktail made in the east of London on the last BarLOG evening we appropriately gave it its own cockney rhyming slang name, the 'Loane Ranger'.
60 ml Sloane's Gin
25ml Licor 43
15 ml Vanilla syrup (15=sour) (20=balanced)( 25ml=sweet)
30ml lemon juice
25ml egg white
top with 60 ml fever tree tonic and sitr
horse heads garnish
Method - dry shake (no ice) all the ingredients withoutt the tonic, then hard shake with ice, fine strain into a collins glass with fresh ice and horse heads garnish, top with the tonic and stir.
This cocktail I designed to emphasise the cream soda aroma and flavour the lemon and vanilla botanicals give off in the gin. I actually upped the proportion of gin from 50ml to 60ml so the gin stands out just enough and with the tonic it makes for a really adulterated cream soda. It needed something to give it complexity and the Kammerlings used more as bitters makes the drink really stand out.
I was surprised how much liqueur and vanilla syrup the drink needed to find balance but trust me 15ml sugar syrup will only suit those with a sour palate. In theory by upping the Licor 43 you should be able to cut out the vanilla syrup but if you make your own with fresh vanilla pods you will get extra vanilla flavour and ofcourse make the drink a little less alcoholic and more economic.
a bag of sugar boiled up with the same weight in water and two split vanilla pods will make about a pint of vanilla sugar syrup.