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In the realm of mixology, where creativity meets craftsmanship, Death & Co’s Bella Luna cocktail stands as a testament to the artistry that unfolds within the walls of this iconic bar.
Death & Co, a revered institution in the world of contemporary mixology, introduced the Bella Luna cocktail as an emblem of sophistication and innovation. Crafted with precision and a keen understanding of flavor profiles, Bella Luna emerged from the cocktail maestros’ desire to push the boundaries of traditional mixology. The cocktail’s name, translating to “beautiful moon” in Italian, evokes an image of celestial elegance that mirrors the drink’s visual and gustatory allure.
Bella Luna’s signature hue and floral essence are owed to the carefully selected ingredients that compose this cocktail. The foundation of the cocktail is laid with a base of high-quality gin, a spirit known for its versatility and botanical complexity.
The addition of elderflower liqueur infuses Bella Luna with a distinctive floral note. Elderflower liqueur, derived from the delicate blossoms of the elderberry plant, imparts a subtle sweetness and ethereal fragrance to the cocktail.
Crème de Violette, a liqueur that occupies a realm between violet and raspberry, adds depth and complexity to Bella Luna. This unique element contributes not only to the cocktail’s mesmerizing color but also introduces a nuanced flavor profile that distinguishes it from conventional cocktails. The interplay of the floral notes from the elderflower liqueur and the captivating hues of crème de Violette create a visual and gustatory tapestry that is as enchanting as a moonlit night.
Fresh lemon juice, a staple in many classic cocktails, imparts a necessary burst of citrusy brightness to balance the floral and sweet notes. The acidity of the lemon juice serves as a counterpoint, ensuring that Bella Luna remains a well-rounded composition. To perfect the cocktail, a touch of simple syrup is added, enhancing the overall sweetness and creating a seamless integration of flavors.
60 ml gin
22.5 ml elderflower liqueur
15 ml crème de violette
22.5 ml fresh lemon juice
1 tsp simple syrup
Garnish: lavender sprig
Add the gin, elderflower liqueur,crème de violette, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker.
Add ice and shake for 10 seconds, until chilled.
Strain into a coupe glass.
Garnish with a lavender sprig.