This month’s Look Left goods are off! And November brings y'all in the know some companion spirits distilled with tea, Fresh / Remedy
Fresh is of Oolong, Remedy of Rooibos. Both are soft and aromatic with gentle extractions, fruity and herbaceous.
Of course, as always they are great on their own. But if you prefer a mix, check out below.
For Oolong we kept it simple with a toddy of honey and apple.
For Rooibos, here is some age old next level mixing. A clarified milk punch is the perfect silky aperitif. Made by combining citrus, spirit, and some cane sugar to milk, the mixture breaks and the solids are ready to be strained away. The result is somewhere between a martini and a ripe wine, with a whey backbone.
2 ounces Fresh
2 teaspoons of Clover Honey
6 ounces of Hot Water
Green Apple slices
Combine, piping hot, in your favorite mug. Drink near (not tooo close) a fireplace.
(scaled for one LLL bottle)
6 ounces Remedy
3 ounces Milk
80 grams cane sugar
1/2 Bartlet Pear, sliced
1 orange worth of peels
2 lemons worth of peels
Juice of 1-2 lemons depending on size
In a 1/2-gallon mason jar or pitcher, peels, pears slices, and sugar. Cover and refrigerate for 72 hours.
Add the spirits and juice to the sugar/fruit mixture and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved, then remove the fruit. Pour the mixture into the milk and let sit for 30 minutes.
Strain the punch mixture into another jar or pitcher through cheesecloth or cooking oil filter* over and over again until. Make sure to keep using the same filter, as the curds built up are doing the hard work of fine straining—it may take several passes.
Store chilled and it will last weeks! Serve neat or over ice.
One can scale up or down on the proportions. For more on milk punch check out this article from Camper English.