A modern take on the classic Collins serve. Expect flavours of smoke and caramelised lemon.
50ml Pentire Adrift
*25ml charred lemon syrup
Soda to taste
*2 charred lemon wheels to garnish
2 charred lemon wheels to garnish
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes, measure in the Pentire, charred lemon syrup and top up with soda. Stir and garnish with the thin wheels of charred lemon.
*Charred Lemon Syrup
1kg caster sugar
3 unwaxed charred lemons, zest and juice
4 tsp of citric acid
Bring the water to a simmer before taking off the heat and adding the sugar, stirring until it has all dissolved.
Next add the citric acid. Meanwhile zest the lemons before cutting in half and placing them face down on the medium heat of a wood fired grill. The aim is for a little charring and some caramelisation.
Then juice them into the cooling syrup. Stir well and then cover and allow to cool before fine straining into a sealed sterile container. Store in the fridge and use within two weeks.
*To char the lemon for a garnish, place slices of fresh lemon face down in the hot dry
frying pan and flip over once they begin to char.