The Heaven is a Place/This is the Place cocktail combines gin, lime juice, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, velvet falernum, honey syrup, allspice dram and Angostura bitters. Packed with tropical flavors, the Heaven is a Place/This is the Place cocktail from Lost Lake (our 2016 Imbibe 75 Cocktail Bar of the Year) achieves the perfect balance of spice and fruit.
2 oz. London Dry gin
1 oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. dry curaçao (McGee uses Pierre Ferrand)
½ oz. velvet falernum
½ oz. honey syrup
¼ oz. St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
3 dashes Angostura bitters
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: tiki mug
Garnish: mint, pineapple leaf, luxardo cherry, edible flower
Shake ingredients with 1 cup of crushed ice. Strain into a mug and top with more crushed ice. Garnish.
Paul McGee, Lost Lake, Chicago