We were there because of my 40at40 list. We were there to ‘Invent a cocktail’.
I recently found some video from the night..
I delivered my list of preferred ingredients and with the guidance of drinksmith Jack Hubbard, I invented a cocktail.
The name ‘Preach Insanity’ had popped up in an online anagram generator when I entered my name, Christian Payne.
The ingredients are..
45ml of Single Malt
10ml of La Penca Mezcal
5ml of Green Chartreuse
5ml of Benedictine
2 Dashes of Whiskey Barrel Bitters
Served in a coupette glass
Stir over ice and strain (mumble in tongues when stirring.)
Garnish with Grapefruit Zest
Add a dash of peach liqueur for a ‘Peach Insanity’.
There is a longer story as to why I chose these ingredients. If ever we happen to be leaning against the same bar ask and i’ll gladly share.
Since that night in London I have offered the recipe to a number of cocktail bars around the world. Bars in Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, Sweden, Austria, Turkey, France and the USA to name a few.
If you find a bar with my cocktail on the menu please let me know. If you find a bar without it, please point them too PreachInsanity.com
Many thanks to @BennyCrime capturing the footage, to @FreakyFwoof for the tune used in the video and to @Dan_Bowsher for pretending he liked whisky.