Doc Ramos

Annie Williams Pierce | Columbus, OH

“It’s basically a Ramos Gin Fizz with carrot juice and grassy spirits,” says Annie Williams Pierce of this dessert-like creation inspired by a carrot pudding topped with a mousse made from the carrot greens served by a beloved local food truck. Cachaça and wheat vodka comprise the earthy component representative of the carrot greens, while a house-made spiced syrup featuring coriander seeds, allspice and cloves complements fresh carrot juice; Fever-Tree Bitter Lemon soda stands in for the expected soda water for an extra bright finish.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 3/4 ounce cachaça, preferably Avuá Prata Cachaça
  • 1/2 ounce vodka, preferably Grey Goose Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce carrot juice
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 ounce spiced syrup (see Editor’s Note)
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • Fever-Tree Bitter Lemon soda

Garnish: makrut lime leaf, powdered coriander

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients except for heavy cream and soda to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Dry shake vigorously without ice.
  3. Add heavy cream and two ice cubes and shake until ice is completely gone.
  4. Pour into a Collins glass.
  5. Rinse the shaker tin with a bit of bitter lemon soda, and pour it down the spiral of a bar spoon, slowly, to lift the drink.
  6. Garnish with makrut lime leaf and powdered coriander.
Editor's Note

Spiced Syrup
12 grams whole coriander seed
10 grams whole allspice berry
6 whole cloves
4 bay leaves
2 1/2 grams Mexican cinnamon bark

Combine all ingredients except the cinnamon and simmer on low for 13 minutes. Add the Mexican cinnamon bark and simmer for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat, let steep for about 5 minutes, then strain through a cheesecloth.

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