Sanctity of The Gods

Abigail Gullo | New Orleans

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Abigail Gullo’s Sanctity of The Gods, served at Loa Bar in New Orleans, celebrates the unique flora and fauna of the Mississippi River Delta. Hendrick’s limited-edition Neptunia gin gives the cocktail a distinct herbal character that complements a briny manzanilla sherry. A tincture of Vietnamese fish sauce and Sicilian olive oil provides an extra kick of umami.

Ingredients

Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces gin, preferably Hendrick’s Neptunia gin
  • 2 ounces gin, preferably Hendrick’s Neptunia gin
  • 1 ounce manzanilla sherry
  • 1 ounce manzanilla sherry
  • 5 drops of Sicilian-Vietnamese “vinaigrette” (see Editor’s Note)
  • 5 drops of Sicilian-Vietnamese “vinaigrette” (see Editor’s Note)

Garnish: lemon twist, Sicilian olives

Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a chilled Nick & Nora glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist and Sicilian olives served on the side in a spent oyster shell.
Editor's Note

Sicilian-Vietnamese “Vinaigrette”
Combine 2 parts unfiltered extra-virgin olive oil and 1 part fish sauce, and shake until emulsified before using.

Tagged: gin, Martini, sherry