Invisible ManThis milk punch recipe is inspired by the classic 1933 horror film, where Dr. Jack Griffin, a British scientist discovers the secret of invisibility, but after experimenting on himself, he goes mad and wreaks havoc on a British town. In this cocktail, the flavours are similar to a London Fog, but the milk solids are filtered out, making the cocktail in essence "invisible."
15 oz (450 ml) whole milk (3.25%)
¼ cup (60 ml) granulated sugar
peel of 2 lemons, no pith
15 oz (450 ml) Earl Grey tea (steep 1 tea bag, 1 minute)
25 oz (750 ml) Aviation American Gin
7.5 oz (225 ml) Licor 43 Liqueur
7 oz (210 ml) lemon juice
½ oz (15 ml) orange flower water
lemon peel, for garnish
- Pour milk into a large container. Set aside. In a second container, combine sugar and lemon peel then gently muddle until lemon oil is released (approximately 45 to 60 seconds). Add hot tea and stir to dissolve sugar. Stir in gin, Licor 43, lemon juice and orange flower water. Pour gin mixture into milk (NEVER pour milk into gin). Gently stir curds with small spoon. Let sit for at least 30 minutes or cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Line a fine-mesh strainer with a coffee filter and set over a large container. Gently pour the alcohol-milk mixture into coffee filter and let drain. Discard curds and coffee filter. Transfer clarified punch to a sealed container and refrigerate until ready to serve. To serve, pour 4 oz (120 ml) of chilled punch into a chilled coupe glass and express the oil from a coin-sized lemon peel over the surface, then discard peel.