As the chill of a Wisconsin spring lingers, there's nothing like a dark, mysterious cocktail to brighten up the gloom. Enter King Neptune’s Tonic, a concoction that's as regal as it is comforting, created by the renowned mixologist Karen Fu. It's a drink that promises to take your taste buds on an adventure, much needed during these gray days.
- 1 ½ oz Oloroso Sherry, for a nutty depth
- ¾ oz @wrayandnephewus Rum, bringing warmth and tropical notes
- ¾ oz @drinkgalliano Ristretto, infusing a rich coffee essence
- ½ oz @fitchleedesusa Indian Tonic Water, adding a touch of bitter complexity
- A lemon twist, for a bright citrus aroma
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the Oloroso Sherry, rum, and Ristretto.
- Add ice and give it a hearty shake, blending the rich, diverse flavors.
- Strain the mixture into a glass that’s ready and waiting.
- Top it with Indian Tonic Water, just enough to introduce a bitter sparkle without overpowering the drink.
- Garnish with a twist of lemon, releasing the oils over the drink for an aromatic finish.
King Neptune’s Tonic is a complex cocktail that's both a puzzle and a treasure chest of flavors. With each sip, you uncover layers of bitter lemon, herbal coffee, and savory sherry, all tied together with the warmth of rum. Whether you're braving the cold or simply seeking a unique drink, King Neptune's Tonic is a bold choice that refuses to go unnoticed.