What & Why
The Jurassic Pork cocktail is based loosely around the same ethos as an Old Fashioned, but with a celebration of aged meat, Serrano pig specifically and of course aged Whiskey in mind. It ties in well with one of the most loved movies of all time Jurassic Park, and plays on nostalgia. Although on paper he ingredients can seem somewhat intimidating, they are all carefully balanced to enhance the finally taste with each one playing an important role for the other one. There of course is the tip of the hat to the Amber holding the secret to life…in this case just some Rooibos Tea. Its nice to make a pretty classy meat inspired drink, posh Bacon as such!?
We start this bizarre little number with the majority 18 month Aged Cured Serrano washed Monkey Shoulder – that adds unique nutty notes, pushing the Umami aspects of the drink from the get go as well as unique mouth feel, just is not done in the usual fat wash fashion instead equal parts of the core meat of the leg and fat are used, to sit in the Whiskey for 24 hours and then freeze filtered, to remove all oils and solids. This is complimented with a Hazelnut Oil washed Glenfiddich 12 which base pear notes work beautifully with the hazelnut from the oil and nutty notes from the Serrano as well as adding a thick oil slick finish. Peach Brandy is added to elevate the sweet notes to it whilst also complimenting the nutted notes with Peach and Peach Kernel notes coming through. Finally, we added Bone-Saw bitters that are a horrendous mission to develop but in a nutshell (no pun intended), it involved bone marrow, grinding down and dissolving Serrano bone (we don’t like waste) and then further blending of bitters, this is all for that desired chalky, calcium rich finish.
This wouldn’t be finished without an exuberant garnish of course, so we have Pork Floss (yes, that is like candy floss but pork), in a lemon rose. Poured over a Rooibos Tea ice ball to represent the amber ball from the movie and served in an “ancient” hip flask.
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