With the 2017 Masters Tournament not far away, David King, owner and beverage director at Baldoria, is teeing up for the big day with a new cocktail on the menu inspired by none other than Arnold “The King” Palmer. King uses Darjeeling tea-infused vodka and Marrakech limonettes from Mud Creek Ranch in Santa Paula, California.
Yield: Makes about 8 servings
2 oz Darjeeling-infused Loft & Bear vodka
1 oz Demerara simple syrup (1:1 ratio)
1 oz freshly squeezed Marrakech limonette juice
Marrakech limonette wedge, for garnish
A Mason jar, with lid
A few whiskey barrel chips (optional)
A Collins glass
Infuse the vodka: Using a Mason jar, infuse 90 grams of loose Darjeeling tea leaves in half a liter (2 cups) of vodka with a few wood chips, if using. Seal tightly with lid and store at room temperature for 12 days.
Prepare the simple syrup: In a small saucepan, dissolve 1 ounce of Demerara sugar in 1 ounce of water. Set aside.
For The King: Once fully infused, combine 2 ounces of the Darjeeling tea-infused vodka with 1 ounce of freshly squeezed Marrakech limonette juice and 1 ounce of the simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice. Shake for 30 seconds and pour the mixture into a Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with a limonette wedge.