Vieux Carré (Microwaved)

Ryan Chetiyawardana | London

“The beauty of microwave infusion is that the application of intense heat for a short time teases out flavors without overcooking,” says Ryan Chetiyawardana. The method works well for a batched variation on this popular classic, with fragrant, delicately spiced Tasmanian Leatherwood honey fresh and dried aromatics replacing the traditional Benedictine.


Servings: 10

  1. Combine all ingredients in a vacuum-sealable, microwave-proof bag. Shake to agitate and dissolve the honey.
  2. Microwave for on medium power for 5 minutes, then allow to cool. Strain and bottle.
  3. Add 3 ounces to a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
  4. Strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
Editor's Note

Ryan Chetiyawardana notes that a tempered glass bowl covered with a plate will work in place of a sealable bag.