Batida Ramos

Team Lyan | London

In this mashup of a Ramos Gin Fizz and a batida (a Brazilian drink that typically incorporates coconut milk and cachaça) Team Lyan incorporates housemade whey to pump up the tang and texture of the drink. Like a good Ramos, it has that drinking-clouds delicacy, but also packs a weight that is immensely satisfying.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces cachaça, preferably Yaguara
  • 1 ounce reduced whey, (see Editor's Note)
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 ounce blackberry and orange blossom syrup, (see Editor's Note)
  • 3/4 ounce egg white
  • soda, to top

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients except soda water to a shaker, and dry shake.
  2. Add ice and shake until well chilled.
  3. Double strain into a chilled highball glass, and gently top with soda.
  4. Express a lemon peel over the top of the glass, and discard.
Editor's Note

Reduced Whey:
3 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup fresh-pressed green apple juice

Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stir well and allow to cool. Strain and keepo the curds for cheese. Add the whey back to the pan over low heat and allow to reduce by one-third. Let cool, bottle and refrigerate.

Blackberry and Orange Blossom Syrup:
1 cup blackberries
1 cup water
2 cups caster sugar
8 dashes orange blossom water

Add all ingredients to a large Ziploc bag, seal, roll and allow to infuse for 24 hours. Strain, bottle and refrigerate.

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