In a cooking vessel add the Chartreuse and a spring of rosemary. Using a blow torch cook the ingredients until you get an infusion. Strain into a Russian Imperial Mug with Crushed ice. Add all the other ingredients helping yourself with a swizzle stick. Add more crushed ice.
Garnish: with a Flamed Rosemary Sprig and Caramelized Kumquats. ”Na Zdorovie”
Inspiration: I made this drink during his visit as Guest Bartending at City Space Bar in Moscow on Thanksgiving Day.
I was inspired by the way people cook their turkeys to celebrate.
When I gave it to try to my first guest in Moscow, after explaining this story he said, so….”Where is the Turkey?“
Elegant and classy, Max La Rocca has developed cocktails around the world, an awarding winning master that has been quoted as an expert mixologist by international newspapers, magazines and has his recipes listed in some of the best Bars around the World and on relevant Cocktail Books.
He's also the Host of the popular Mixology Blog "Listen to the Ice"