The Desmond

  • 4 parts Beefeater Gin
  • 4 parts balsamic vinegar
  • 3 parts fig preserves
  • 3 parts orange marmalade
  • 2 parts elderflower liqueur
  • 1 sprig of basil
  • 1 large strawberry
  • 1 fresh egg white or pasteurized equivalent
  • Orange zest for garnish

Muddle the basil, strawberry and balsamic vinegar, and then strain. Add 4 to 5 drops of the mixture to the fig preserves, orange marmalade, and elderflower liqueur and thoroughly blend. Keep refrigerated overnight. Place fig/orange blend and the remaining ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously until frothy. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a little orange zest.

– Created by Marvin Allen

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